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Michelle Benson on Abortion
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  • Put an end to the destruction of human life. (Dec 2021)
  • Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure. (May 2017)
  • Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities. (Apr 2012)
Michelle Benson on Budget & Economy
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  • Crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse. (Dec 2021)
Michelle Benson on Civil Rights
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  • No state authorization of same-sex marriage. (Mar 2013)
Michelle Benson on Corporations
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Michelle Benson on Crime
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  • Defunding the police would make us less safe. (Dec 2021)
  • Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit. (May 2018)
Michelle Benson on Drugs
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  • Establish rules for medical marijuana. (Apr 2014)
Michelle Benson on Education
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  • Provide families with more choice and flexibility. (Dec 2021)
Michelle Benson on Energy & Oil
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  • Minnesota needs an all-of-the-above energy policy. (Dec 2021)
  • Remove CO2 emissions ban; authorize new coal plant. (May 2011)
Michelle Benson on Environment
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  • Protect environment without over-regulating our economy. (Dec 2021)
Michelle Benson on Families & Children
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  • Define marriage as one-man-one-woman. (May 2011)
Michelle Benson on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Michelle Benson on Free Trade
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Michelle Benson on Government Reform
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  • Outlaw abusive practices like ballot harvesting. (Dec 2021)
  • Make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. (Dec 2021)
  • The more we watch the polls, the less they cheat. (Sep 2021)
  • Require photo ID to vote. (Mar 2012)
Michelle Benson on Gun Control
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  • Gun control laws punish law-abiding gun owners. (Dec 2021)
  • Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated. (Apr 2015)
Michelle Benson on Health Care
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  • Opposes government run health care. (Dec 2021)
Michelle Benson on Homeland Security
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Michelle Benson on Immigration
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  • Require compliance with federal REAL ID. (May 2017)
Michelle Benson on Jobs
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Michelle Benson on Local Issues
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Michelle Benson on Principles & Values
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Michelle Benson on Social Security
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Michelle Benson on Tax Reform
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  • Get Minnesota out of the top 10 in taxes. (Dec 2021)
Michelle Benson on Technology
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Michelle Benson on War & Peace
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Michelle Benson on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Put an end to the destruction of human life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
No state authorization of same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Define marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes government run health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Provide families with more choice and flexibility: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect environment without over-regulating our economy: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Defunding the police would make us less safe: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit: Strongly Favors topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Gun control laws punish law-abiding gun owners: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Get Minnesota out of the top 10 in taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Require compliance with federal REAL ID: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-5 points on Social scale)
Outlaw abusive practices like ballot harvesting: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Require photo ID to vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Minnesota needs an all-of-the-above energy policy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Remove CO2 emissions ban; authorize new coal plant: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Establish rules for medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Michelle Benson is a Libertarian-Leaning Conservative
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