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Mark Dayton on Jobs
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Freedom To Farm Bill causes falling farm prices. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports living wage law & mandatory employee insurance. (Jul 1998)
  • Problem isnít lack of jobs, but lack of GOOD jobs. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)

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Jim Abeler on Jobs
Republican challenger: Click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Al Franken on Jobs
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • 2005: Fined $25,000 for failing to insure workers. (Sep 2010)
  • Preserve occupational safety and prevailing wage laws. (May 2008)
  • Iím a member of four unions. (May 2008)
  • A hard dayís work should earn a decent dayís pay. (May 2008)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Jobs
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Level playing field and fair prices for farmers. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Dan Severson on Jobs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Jobs
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • NRLB shouldn't stop Boeing's factory in right-to-work state. (Nov 2011)
  • #1 reason why employers aren't hiring is ObamaCare. (Sep 2011)
  • Longer unemployment means people less likely to find jobs. (Sep 2011)
  • Attract jobs by cutting job creator taxes. (Jul 2011)
  • Omnibus bill to repeal job-killing bills, starting with EPA. (Jun 2011)
  • FactCheck: bailout cost $25B, not $700B; and no IRS police. (Jan 2011)
  • $700B bailout & 9000 earmarks didn't keep unemployment at 8%. (Jan 2011)
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Chip Cravaack on Jobs
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Rated 67% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)
Keith Ellison on Jobs
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
John Kline on Jobs
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Kline on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Chair of House Education and Labor Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated 92% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Betty McCollum on Jobs
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Rick Nolan on Jobs
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
Erik Paulsen on Jobs
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)
Collin Peterson on Jobs
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 87% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Leader of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Tim Walz on Jobs
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Agriculture. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Jobs
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Jobs
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • I strongly support right-to-work laws. (Jun 2011)
  • JOBZ program: Job Opportunity Building Zone. (Jan 2011)
  • A job is not just a job; it's an identity. (Jan 2011)
  • Jobs Creation Bill: R&D tax credit; 20% corporate tax cut. (Feb 2010)
  • Spur job growth by investing in Minnesota. (Oct 2002)
Joe Arwood on Jobs
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Jobs
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Jobs
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Improve the Competitive Position of Rural Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Make Agriculture Competitive Anywhere in the World. (Dec 2000)
  • Training and retraining to resolve workforce shortage. (Dec 2000)
  • Subsidize ethanol like we subsidize oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Unions support Democrats even when interests are elsewhere. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports prevailing wages but not living wages. (Jan 1999)
  • Strongly pro-union; and a union member. (Jan 1999)
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
Mike Ciresi on Jobs
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Jobs
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • Voted YES on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Mark Kennedy on Jobs
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Kennedy on Jobs
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Walter Mondale on Jobs
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
  • 1970: Held hearings on migrant farmworker conditions. (Nov 2003)
  • Supported increase in minimum wage. (Oct 2000)
Jesse Ventura on Jobs
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Improve the Competitive Position of Rural Minnesota. (Dec 2000)
  • Make Agriculture Competitive Anywhere in the World. (Dec 2000)
  • Training and retraining to resolve workforce shortage. (Dec 2000)
  • Subsidize ethanol like we subsidize oil. (Jul 2000)
  • Unions support Democrats even when interests are elsewhere. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports prevailing wages but not living wages. (Jan 1999)
  • Strongly pro-union; and a union member. (Jan 1999)
  • State instead of federal rules for animal operations. (Nov 1999)
Paul Wellstone on Jobs
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing farm price supports. (Feb 1996)
Dean Barkley on Jobs
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ford Bell on Jobs
DFL challenger: Click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cavlan on Jobs
Green Challenger: Click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Norm Coleman on Jobs
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Fair prices for farm goods. (Oct 2002)
  • Gut the USDAís milk marketing system. (Aug 2002)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Mark Dayton on Jobs
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Freedom To Farm Bill causes falling farm prices. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports living wage law & mandatory employee insurance. (Jul 1998)
  • Problem isnít lack of jobs, but lack of GOOD jobs. (Jul 1998)
  • Voted YES on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 rather than $6.25. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on repealing Clinton's ergonomic rules on repetitive stress. (Mar 2001)
  • Protect overtime pay protections. (Jun 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Robert Fitzgerald on Jobs
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Encourage farmers to produce ethanol, biodiesel & wind power. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Jobs
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht on other issues.
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 21% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Bill Luther on Jobs
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
David Minge on Jobs
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for David Minge on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Jobs
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Jobs
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Oberstar on Jobs
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Form unions by card-check instead of secret ballot. (Mar 2009)
  • Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue. (Jan 2009)
  • Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination. (Jan 2009)
Tim Penny on Jobs
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Jobs
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad on other issues.
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Martin Sabo on Jobs
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 93% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
Bruce Vento on Jobs
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patty Wetterling on Jobs
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Jobs
Challenger: Click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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