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Mark Dayton on Foreign Policy
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Relax the Cuban embargo. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)

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Jim Abeler on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger: Click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Franken on Foreign Policy
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • A great nation meets its obligations; pay up our UN dues. (Sep 2008)
  • There is a difference between leading the world & ruling it. (Sep 2008)
  • Foreign Development Assistance is right thing & smart thing. (Sep 2008)
  • Prohibit torture & interrogation banned by Geneva Convention. (Sep 2008)
  • Supports International Criminal Court. (Sep 2008)
  • Convene a regional conference in the Middle East. (May 2008)
  • US intervention in Iran has made it worse. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated +2 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Foreign Policy
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated +4 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes. (Dec 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Apr 2013)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Dan Severson on Foreign Policy
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel. (Sep 2012)
  • Islamic radicals persecute Christians across Africa & Asia. (Sep 2012)
  • Org. for Islamic Cooperation calls for worldwide Shariah. (Sep 2012)
  • North Korea is Wal-Mart of missile weapon delivery systems. (Dec 2011)
  • Continue aid to Pakistan, but get more intel from them. (Nov 2011)
  • Don't force Israel back to indefensible 1967 borders. (Nov 2011)
  • China is building 3,000 miles of tunnels for nukes. (Nov 2011)
  • No foreign aid to state sponsors of terror. (Sep 2011)
  • Biggest issue in Middle East is nuclear Iran. (Sep 2011)
  • American exceptionalism: indispensable nation of the world. (Jan 2011)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Oppose Arms Treaty that limits gun trade to Israel & Taiwan. (Nov 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Support Iranian demonstrators against Iranian government. (Jun 2009)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Chip Cravaack on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Keith Ellison on Foreign Policy
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Rated +8 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)
John Kline on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Kline on other issues.
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
  • Rated -6 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Betty McCollum on Foreign Policy
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Double funding for the Peace Corps to $550M. (Mar 2002)
  • Rated +4 by AAI, indicating pro-Arab pro-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)
Rick Nolan on Foreign Policy
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erik Paulsen on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Authored Chinese Mandarin curriculum program for schools. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Collin Peterson on Foreign Policy
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
Tim Walz on Foreign Policy
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Foreign Policy
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Foreign Policy
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Sanctions for Iran nukes; regime change for Syria. (Aug 2011)
  • Never subordinate US decisions to UN, as Obama did in Libya. (May 2011)
  • America's rightful place is not lagging behind China. (Feb 2011)
  • More leverage, not more conversation, against Iran's nukes. (Jan 2011)
  • 2009 Tehran protests: Obama demoralized them with silence. (Jan 2011)
Joe Arwood on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Foreign Policy
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Foreign Policy
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • After WWII, we put top Nazis to work for us. (Apr 2011)
  • Visited Cuba & Fidel Castro, despite presidential opposition. (Mar 2010)
  • Questions why we still need Cuban embargo. (Apr 2008)
  • Global cooperation OK; world government not. (Jul 2000)
  • Buchanan is an unrealistic isolationist. (Feb 2000)
Mike Ciresi on Foreign Policy
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
  • Address underlying causes that cause terrorism. (Mar 2008)
Rod Grams on Foreign Policy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • Voted YES on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted YES on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
Mark Kennedy on Foreign Policy
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Use diplomacy and China to pressure North Korea on nukes. (Oct 2006)
  • China needs to act responsibly on human rights. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Mark Kennedy on Foreign Policy
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Use diplomacy and China to pressure North Korea on nukes. (Oct 2006)
  • China needs to act responsibly on human rights. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Walter Mondale on Foreign Policy
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
  • Push North Korea to drop its nuclear program. (Nov 2002)
Jesse Ventura on Foreign Policy
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • After WWII, we put top Nazis to work for us. (Apr 2011)
  • Visited Cuba & Fidel Castro, despite presidential opposition. (Mar 2010)
  • Questions why we still need Cuban embargo. (Apr 2008)
  • Global cooperation OK; world government not. (Jul 2000)
  • Buchanan is an unrealistic isolationist. (Feb 2000)
Paul Wellstone on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Against US involvement in Kuwait. (Dec 1998)
  • Supports war protests. (Dec 1998)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on capping foreign aid at only $12.7 billion. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting the President's power to impose economic sanctions. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Mar 1998)
  • Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on ending Vietnam embargo. (Jan 1994)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Dean Barkley on Foreign Policy
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ford Bell on Foreign Policy
DFL challenger: Click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cavlan on Foreign Policy
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Work toward a world of greater tolerance and acceptance. (Jan 2006)
  • America engineered coup in Haiti for corporate interests. (Jan 2006)
Norm Coleman on Foreign Policy
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Oct 2008)
  • Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force. (Feb 2008)
  • Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict. (Apr 2008)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations. (May 2007)
  • Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy. (Apr 2008)
  • Pressure friendly Arab states to end Israeli boycott. (Oct 2007)
Mark Dayton on Foreign Policy
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Relax the Cuban embargo. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002)
  • Increase aid to avert humanitarian crisis in Congo. (Dec 2005)
Robert Fitzgerald on Foreign Policy
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gil Gutknecht on Foreign Policy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Bill Luther on Foreign Policy
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
David Minge on Foreign Policy
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Foreign Policy
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Foreign Policy
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Oberstar on Foreign Policy
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • Allow travel between the United States and Cuba. (Feb 2009)
  • Ease the Israeli blockade on Gaza. (Jan 2010)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Tim Penny on Foreign Policy
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Foreign Policy
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad on other issues.
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
  • End the Cuban embargo. (Apr 2003)
Martin Sabo on Foreign Policy
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Bruce Vento on Foreign Policy
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
Patty Wetterling on Foreign Policy
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Foreign Policy
Challenger: Click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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