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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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State of Minnesota Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Minnesota Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Franken (13) Democrat/DFL Jr Senator (resigned 2017) Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar (11) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Angie Craig (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Minnesota- 2
  • Chris Coleman (3) Minnesota DFL
  • Erin Murphy (14) Minnesota DFL
  • Gary Johnson (1) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • George W. Bush (1) Republican
  • Heather Johnson (10) Libertarian Challenger Minnesota
  • Ilhan Omar (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Minnesota- 5
  • Jared Huffman (1) Democrat U.S. Rep California-2
  • Jason Lewis (40) Republican Senate challenger Minnesota
  • Jeff Johnson (28) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Jesse Ventura (18) Minnesota Former Minnesota Independent Governor
  • Jim Abeler (35) Republican challenger Minnesota
  • Jim Hagedorn (4) Republican U.S. Rep Minnesota- 1
  • Jim Newberger (46) Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Karen Housley (1)
  • Karin Housley (35) Republican candidate for Minnesota U.S. Senator Minnesota
  • Kurt Bills (3) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Lori Swanson (14) Minnesota Democratic candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Mark Dayton (55) Minnesota Democratic Governor
  • Mark Kennedy (5) Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep Minnesota
  • Matt Dean (13) Minnesota Republican candidate for Governor
  • Michelle Fischbach (8) Republican U.S. Rep Minnesota-7
  • Mike McFadden (27) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Mike Murphy (19) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor
  • Norm Coleman (12) Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 Minnesota
  • Paula Overby (20) Green Party candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Pete Stauber (7) Republican U.S. Rep Minnesota- 8
  • Rebecca Otto (16) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Robert Fitzgerald (9) Independence Party Challenger (2006) Minnesota
  • Roger Wicker (1) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Mississippi
  • Scott Jensen (6) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Steve Carlson (18) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Minnesota
  • Tim Pawlenty (13) Minnesota Republican challenger and previous Governor
  • Tim Walz (27) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tina Liebling (29) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tina Smith (31) Minnesota Democratic Minnesota Lieutenant Governor
  • Tom Emmer (16) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Minnesota- 6
  • Walter Mondale (1) Former Democratic Challenger and Vice President (1981) Minnesota
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Abortion
    Mike Murphy: All humans, including the unborn, have inalienable rights.
    Jim Newberger: De-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Karin Housley: I've fought hard for our unborn.
    Jeff Johnson: Heartbeat bill: ban abortions at about 6 weeks of pregnancy.
    Tim Walz: Maintain funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Jeff Johnson: Pro-lifer who believes in protecting the life of the unborn.
    Paula Overby: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Jim Newberger: Abortion is not an unrestricted right.
    Karin Housley: Pro-choice advocates don't represent state's everyday values.
    Tina Smith: Served as a Planned Parenthood executive.
    Rebecca Otto: Reproductive health is up to women, not government.
    Jim Newberger: 100% pro-life.
    Jim Newberger: Require that doctor be in room when taking RU-486.
    Mark Dayton: Vetoed exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Michelle Fischbach: Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Scott Jensen: Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to reproduce.
    Erin Murphy: Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Ilhan Omar: Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Matt Dean: Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Tina Liebling: Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Jason Lewis: Allow pro-life state laws under 10th Amendment.
    Tina Smith: Vice president of Planned Parenthood of MN/SD/ND.
    Mike McFadden: Make contraceptives available without a prescription.
    Erin Murphy: Fight Hobby Lobby: cover all FDA-approved contraception.
    Jim Abeler: Human life begins at conception.
    Mike McFadden: Anti-abortion and pro-guns.
    Mark Dayton: Vetoed licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Mark Dayton: No additional license requirements for abortion clinics.
    Erin Murphy: No additional license requirements for abortion clinics.
    Jim Abeler: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Kurt Bills: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Matt Dean: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Matt Dean: Voted YES on additional requirements for abortion clinics.
    Michelle Fischbach: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Tina Liebling: No additional license requirements for abortion clinics.
    Tom Emmer: Abortions should always be illegal.
    Tom Emmer: State funding of embryonic stem cell research.
    Jim Abeler: No public funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Jesse Ventura: Vetoed 4-hour waiting period for abortions.
    Amy Klobuchar: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
    Norm Coleman: End partial birth abortion; require parental consent.
Budget & Economy
    Tim Walz: Level playing field for working families, small businesses.
    Mike Murphy: Incentivize developers to build quality senior housing.
    Paula Overby: Stimulus AND market-led recovery.
    Jim Newberger: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Jason Lewis: Across-the-board budget reductions.
    Jim Newberger: Work to reduce government growth and waste.
    Al Franken: Economy is "top down" and "rigged" in favor of the wealthy.
    Jim Abeler: Borrowing places our sovereignity at risk.
    Tina Smith: Strengthen Minnesota's economy through economic development.
    Jim Abeler: Led $3.8B in human services cuts to close MN budget gap.
    Mike McFadden: We've been spending like a drunken sailor.
    Mark Dayton: Lift us out of miserable deficit-to-deficit cycle.
    Jesse Ventura: Concentrate on what's necessary, not what's nice.
    George W. Bush: Too much government spending will end prosperity.
    Mark Dayton: Don’t “give it all back”; economy will sour someday.
    Jesse Ventura: Never, ever forget it's the public's money.
Civil Rights
    Tim Walz: For too many getting back to normal isn't good enough.
    Mike Murphy: Let people live their lives as they so choose.
    Jason Lewis: Racism still is a problem, but it is not the chief threat.
    Jason Lewis: Prohibiting worship during lockdown restricts freedom.
    Jason Lewis: HRC: 0 score in Congress, compared LGBTQ people to rapists.
    Roger Wicker: Worked to get Medgar Evers home declared national monument.
    Lori Swanson: Will fight for all citizens to receive the same civil rights.
    Paula Overby: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Karin Housley: Pitched for gay rights but no specifics.
    Rebecca Otto: Address racial inequality gaps with social justice.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Jim Newberger: Rated 0% by Voices for Racial Justice.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to marry.
    Jason Lewis: Support Hobby Lobby religious right to avoid gay weddings.
    Steve Carlson: Endorses Trump's efforts to reform elections.
    Steve Carlson: Proportional representation laws are unconstitutional.
    Heather Johnson: LGBT persons are created with inalienable right to marry.
    Rebecca Otto: Endorsed by Stonewall DFL as ally of LGBT community.
    Jim Abeler: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Mike McFadden: Gay marriage ok; but I'm personally for traditional marriage.
    Mark Dayton: Grant same-sex marriage, but with religious exemptions.
    Erin Murphy: Grant same-sex marriage, but with religious exemptions.
    Jim Abeler: No state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Jim Newberger: Voted NO on same-sex marriage with religious exemptions.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on same-sex marriage with religious exemptions.
    Tina Liebling: Grant same-sex marriage, but with religious exemptions.
    Mark Dayton: Opposed constitutional amendment defining marriage.
    Erin Murphy: Opposed constitutional amendment defining marriage.
    Jim Abeler: Define marriage as one-man-one-woman.
    Kurt Bills: Define marriage as one-man-one-woman.
    Matt Dean: Constitutional amendment disallowing same-sex marriage.
    Tina Liebling: Opposed constitutional amendment defining marriage.
    Tom Emmer: No same-sex marriage; no civil unions.
    Tom Emmer: Affirmative action yes; but not in state contracting.
    Mark Dayton: Supports federal funding of arts organizations.
Corporations
    Jason Lewis: Voted to roll back parts of Dodd-Frank.
    Tina Smith: Opposes reduction of CFPB funding.
    Jeff Johnson: Help small business and embrace all present and future jobs.
    Karin Housley: De-regulation could be new stimulus to help small business.
    Karin Housley: Small business needs lower taxes, less government to survive.
    Mark Dayton: Eliminate corporate tax loopholes & tax relief for families.
    Tina Smith: Eliminate corporate tax loopholes & tax relief for families.
    Tom Emmer: Family business is Viking Forest Products.
    Heather Johnson: Don't use eminent domain for private companies' benefit.
    Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
    Al Franken: Oppo AdWatch: Franken limits free speech issue advocacy.
    Mark Dayton: Lowest business tax states accompanied by lowest incomes.
    Tim Pawlenty: Reduce business tax from 3rd highest corporate tax rate.
Crime
    Mike Murphy: Increase rehabilitation for human trafficking victims.
    Tina Smith: Supports comprehensive police-reform legislation.
    Jason Lewis: Public order is not a privilege, it is a right.
    Jason Lewis: Without public order, the mob will control the neighborhood.
    Jeff Johnson: Violent criminals must be locked up, some for long sentences.
    Karin Housley: Rehabilitative programs in prisons cut down on recidivism.
    Mark Dayton: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Karen Housley: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Michelle Fischbach: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Scott Jensen: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Paula Overby: Oppose "tough on crime": it promotes autocracy.
    Lori Swanson: Warns citizens about new methods of phone scamming.
    Ilhan Omar: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Tina Liebling: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Tina Liebling: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Jim Newberger: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Karin Housley: Fight to end criminal elderly abuse in senior care homes.
    Tina Liebling: Officers should control situation without deadly force.
    Tina Liebling: More treatment courts; lower barriers to re-entry after jail.
    Jason Lewis: Don't second-guess the actions of police officers.
    Jason Lewis: End overcriminalization: focus on high risk offenders.
    Chris Coleman: Audit police response to alleged officer misconduct.
    Jim Newberger: Let's connect a new prison by rail to North Minneapolis.
    Rebecca Otto: Establish security practices for crime evidence.
    Rebecca Otto: Shut down traffic ticket diversions with alternative penalty.
    Heather Johnson: Don't punish victimless crimes like prostitution & gambling.
    Jim Abeler: Major overhaul needed for sex offender laws.
    Jim Abeler: Supports use of deadly force in self-defense.
    Tom Emmer: Establish the death penalty in Minnesota.
    Walter Mondale: Gideon brief established right to attorney.
    Mark Dayton: More resources for local law enforcement & COPS.
Drugs
    Mike Murphy: More accessible licensing for substance abuse counselors.
    Mike Murphy: Possibly legalize marijuana to raise state funds.
    Jason Lewis: Allow states to decide on marijuana legalization.
    Karin Housley: Legalize limited forms of medical marijuana.
    Tina Smith: Learn from states that have legalized recreational.
    Pete Stauber: Does not support the legalization of marijuana.
    Jeff Johnson: Medical marijuana ok but not recreational.
    Tim Walz: Full legalization of medical and recreational marijuana.
    Ilhan Omar: Supports cannabis legalization.
    Karin Housley: Focus opioid resources on prevention, treatment, & education.
    Lori Swanson: Joined with other AG's to investigate opioid manufacturers.
    Paula Overby: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Jim Newberger: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
    Rebecca Otto: War on drugs is a failure.
    Tina Liebling: War on drugs failed; end prohibition & use pot responsibly.
    Heather Johnson: Release prisoners convicted of marijuana possession.
    Mark Dayton: Establish rules for medical marijuana.
    Erin Murphy: Establish rules for medical marijuana.
    Jim Newberger: Voted NO on establishing rules for medical marijuana.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on establishing rules for medical marijuana.
    Tina Liebling: Establish rules for medical marijuana.
    Tim Pawlenty: Legalizing marijuana is unneeded & unwise.
    Tim Pawlenty: Vetoed legalizing medical marijuana.
    Erin Murphy: Voted YES on legalizing medical marijuana.
    Jim Abeler: No legalized medical marijuana.
    Jim Abeler: Voted NO on legalizing medical marijuana.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on legalizing medical marijuana.
    Tina Liebling: Voted YES on legalizing medical marijuana.
    Mark Dayton: Greatest threat to national security is flood of drugs.
    Mark Dayton: Strengthen the fight against illegal drugs.
Education
    Tim Walz: Reform school financing, reflect diverse student body.
    Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
    Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
    Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
    Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
    Jason Lewis: No taxpayers should bear burden of defaulted student loans.
    Angie Craig: Remote special ed financial strain for school districts.
    Jared Huffman: Remote special ed financial strain for school districts.
    Pete Stauber: Remote special ed financial strain for school districts.
    Jim Newberger: Supports 529-college savings plans.
    Karin Housley: More students should opt for two-year colleges.
    Karin Housley: I'm a school choice person.
    Tina Smith: More funding for emergency loans, financial aid & grants.
    Tina Smith: School vouchers create a 2-tiered education system.
    Pete Stauber: Students should have more options than college.
    Jeff Johnson: Don't increase funding for low-income early education.
    Tim Walz: 2 years tuition-free education at MN state institutions.
    Tim Walz: Fully fund pre-K-to-12; make Minnesota the education state.
    Jeff Johnson: Believes parents know best about their kid's education needs.
    Lori Swanson: Believes schools need K-12 funding & teachers need support.
    Paula Overby: Vouchers are ok locally but not federally.
    Karin Housley: Work together to improve the public school system.
    Jim Newberger: Vouchers for school choice are possible.
    Rebecca Otto: No tax dollars for private schools.
    Tim Walz: Recognized as the 2003 Minnesota Teacher of Excellence.
    Tina Liebling: Fully fund our public education system at the state level.
    Tina Liebling: Free college credits via Post-Secondary Education Options.
    Jason Lewis: Question rising tuition rather than taxpayer funding.
    Jason Lewis: Replace Department of Education with school choice.
    Mark Dayton: Invest in education before tax cuts for millionaires.
    Erin Murphy: Invest more in early childhood and K-12 education.
    Jim Newberger: Reduce K-12 education funding from $627M to $400M.
    Matt Dean: $400M for early childhood & K-12 education instead of $606M.
    Tina Liebling: Invest more in early childhood and K-12 education.
    Heather Johnson: Common Core is unconstitutional, and also underhanded.
    Jim Abeler: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Tina Smith: Free all-day kindergarten.
    Mike McFadden: Repeal federal Common Core education standards.
    Jim Abeler: Oppose Common Core's centralized federal oversight.
    Mike McFadden: Measure more; dictate reading lists less.
    Jim Abeler: Resident tuition rates for immigrants if they follow rules.
    Mark Dayton: Education begins early in life, & continues throughout life.
    Mark Dayton: Restore $240M for higher ed, but still lowest since 1981.
    Tom Emmer: Vouchers for private or religious school.
    Tom Emmer: Supports voluntary school prayer & abstinence-only sexual ed.
    Norm Coleman: Fully fund special education; no unfunded mandates.
    Jesse Ventura: Take over general education costs & eliminate local tax.
    Jesse Ventura: Support school districts that think and act outside the box.
    Mark Dayton: Make college tuition fully tax deductible.
    Mark Dayton: 40% more for special education; plus easier college loans.
    Mark Dayton: Vouchers take precious tax dollars from public schools.
    Jesse Ventura: Responsibility for education begins with parents.
Energy & Oil
    Karin Housley: Paris Climate Accord would cost trillions & kill jobs.
    Tina Smith: Climate change is real & poses a threat.
    Jim Hagedorn: Don't turn our economy upside-down due to climate change.
    Pete Stauber: Against Paris Climate deal, oppose job killing regulation.
    Jeff Johnson: Climate is changing naturally; human involvement debatable.
    Tim Walz: Climate change is real and urgent.
    Jim Newberger: Does not believe climate change is man-made.
    Karin Housley: Diverse portfolio of energy: wind, solar, fossil fuels.
    Steve Carlson: Want to see much more science on climate change linkages.
    Paula Overby: Pursue green energy aggressively; it is the future.
    Jim Newberger: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Rebecca Otto: Minnesota should lead on clean energy.
    Jim Newberger: Defended coal-burning Xcel plant in Becker.
    Lori Swanson: Proceed with caution approach to solar energy gardens.
    Tina Liebling: 25% renewable energy by 2025.
    Karin Housley: Increase Minnesota's Renewable Energy Standard to 50%.
    Jason Lewis: Unlawful for EPA to impose cap-and-trade on refineries.
    Al Franken: Delay Keystone pipeline; but if built, use American steel.
    Heather Johnson: Federal legislation has limited alternative energy.
    Jim Abeler: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Mike McFadden: Approve Keystone; faster permits for gas plants.
    Jim Abeler: Voted NO on removing CO2 emissions ban.
    Tom Emmer: Increase production of coal, gas, oil, plus alternatives.
    Tim Pawlenty: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Jim Abeler: Supports regional cap-and-trade emissions program.
    Jim Abeler: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on cap-&-trade for greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Michelle Fischbach: Voted NO on cap-&-trade for greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Tina Liebling: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Erin Murphy: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Environment
    Tina Smith: Supports EPA agreement on St. Louis River contamination.
    Karin Housley: Opposes too much regulation & bureaucracy.
    Tina Smith: No cutbacks to EPA; keep responsible environmental policy.
    Jim Hagedorn: EPA regulations are invasive toward farming efforts.
    Pete Stauber: Can be a balance between mining & protecting the environment.
    Jeff Johnson: Best stewards of natural resources are those who need them.
    Lori Swanson: Won settlement for corporation to pay $890M for pollution.
    Amy Klobuchar: Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
    Karin Housley: Unequivocal support for PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
    Tina Smith: Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
    Paula Overby: Protect natural resources from exploitation.
    Jim Newberger: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Jim Newberger: Get government & extreme environmental Left off our backs.
    Tina Liebling: Those who exploit resources should pay for any cleanup.
    Jason Lewis: EPA WOTUS rule diminishes property rights.
    Rebecca Otto: Home is passive solar, wind-powered, & superinsulated.
    Al Franken: Ok the PolyMet copper mine only after 9-year review.
    Al Franken: Prevent invasive species Asian carp in Great Lakes.
    Mike McFadden: Develop our natural resources AND protect the environment.
    Mike McFadden: Supports PolyMet mining project in Hoyt Lakes.
    Mark Dayton: Protect clean air to breathe & clean water to drink.
    Gary Johnson: Vetoed limits on number of pets people can own.
    Tim Pawlenty: Establish Great Lakes Water Resources Compact.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on Great Lakes Water Resources Compact.
    Tina Liebling: Establish Great Lakes Compact to protect public resources.
    Erin Murphy: Establish Great Lakes Compact to protect public resources.
    Jim Abeler: Establish Great Lakes Compact to protect public resources.
Families & Children
    Mike Murphy: Government should support and strengthen the family unit.
    Jeff Johnson: Gay "contractual unions" for hospital visits & inheritance.
    Tim Walz: Full marriage equality for same-sex couples.
    Lori Swanson: Find options to make childcare affordable.
    Karin Housley: If women are empowered and independent they don't need laws.
    Tina Liebling: High quality child care is essential for work.
    Heather Johnson: Politics is not my passion; it's my God, my kids & family.
    Michelle Fischbach: Define marriage as one-man-one-woman.
Foreign Policy
    Jason Lewis: China is responsible for this pandemic.
    Jason Lewis: 2013: GOP support of Israel shows "dual loyalties".
    Steve Carlson: Pull out of the United Nations.
    Paula Overby: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Jim Newberger: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Jim Newberger: Prevent MN from implementing policies set by UN Agenda 21.
    Al Franken: OpEd: Campaign website devoid of views on foreign policy.
    Mike McFadden: OpEd: Campaign website devoid of views on foreign policy.
    Mike McFadden: Inaction abroad sends message that US will do nothing.
    Mike McFadden: Crisis in Ukraine came about due to Obama's indecisiveness.
    Mark Dayton: Relax the Cuban embargo.
Free Trade
    Jason Lewis: Punish China, bring our supply chains home.
    Jason Lewis: America First: end outsourcing to China, Buy American.
    Amy Klobuchar: Supports tariffs on foreign steel & aluminum.
    Jeff Johnson: Tariffs on China negatively affect Minnesota farmers.
    Tim Walz: Rash tariffs on China against interests of America's farmers.
    Jim Hagedorn: Tariffs aren't permanently beneficial; support open markets.
    Steve Carlson: Tariffs are necessary to make the world play fair.
    Steve Carlson: Tariffs make world play fair, & bring jobs back to America.
    Paula Overby: Expand free trade but not economic exploitation.
    Jim Newberger: Support & expand free trade.
    Jason Lewis: I support free trade, but not TPP.
    Mike McFadden: Use Chinese steel over U.S. steel if the import was cheaper.
    Tim Pawlenty: 2005 trade mission led to Minnesota-China Partnership.
    Norm Coleman: Blocking increased trade hurts Minnesota farmers.
    Mark Dayton: US policy should favor American workers and sovereignty.
    Mark Dayton: Against Permanent Normal Trade Relations; for human rights.
    Jesse Ventura: When I travel abroad it will be with a serious economic plan.
Government Reform
    Mike Murphy: Update and modernize voter registration systems.
    Tina Smith: Restore voting rights to ex-felons.
    Jason Lewis: Abolish FISA court which violates civil liberties.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes regulation of political contributions.
    Karin Housley: Supports free market for campaigns, and Citizen United.
    Tina Smith: Reverse Citizens United by Constitutional Amendment.
    Jeff Johnson: Require voters to show photo ID.
    Tim Walz: Limit corporate campaign donations, and disclose all.
    Tim Walz: Remove barriers to voting.
    Jeff Johnson: Government needs to give the power back to the people.
    Jeff Johnson: People make better decisions on spending than government.
    Karin Housley: Supports Citizens United: let corporations participate.
    Lori Swanson: Fight to make campaign financing fairer & all-inclusive.
    Paula Overby: Make voter registration easier.
    Jim Newberger: No need to make voter registration easier.
    Karin Housley: Switch from partisan way of governing back to compromise.
    Tina Liebling: Require disclosure of state legislature perks.
    Heather Johnson: Term limits for Congress, local officials, and judges.
    Jim Abeler: Photo ID for voting.
    Mike McFadden: Effective but limited government, stressing "limited".
    Mark Dayton: Make even-years "The Unsession", to eliminate laws & rules.
    Jim Abeler: Require photo ID to vote.
    Erin Murphy: Voted NO on photo ID for voting.
    Jim Abeler: Require photo ID for voting.
    Kurt Bills: Require photo ID for voting.
    Tina Liebling: Voted NO on photo ID for voting.
    Matt Dean: Constitutional amendment requiring photo ID for voting.
    Mark Dayton: Vetoed photo ID requirement for voting.
    Tim Pawlenty: Proposed 2-term limit for governor & 12 years for Congress.
    Tom Emmer: Limit PAC contributions, but all others ok.
    Tim Pawlenty: Keep restrictions on liquor licenses near state facilities.
    Jim Abeler: Keep restrictions on liquor licenses near state facilities.
    Rebecca Otto: Loosen restrictions on liquor licenses near state facilities.
    Tim Pawlenty: Keep approval of local rules with Governor, not Legislatur.
    Jim Abeler: Shift approval of local rules from Governor to Legislature.
    Michelle Fischbach: Shift approval of local rules from Governor to Legislature.
    Rebecca Otto: Shift approval of local rules from Governor to Legislature.
    Norm Coleman: Frivolous lawsuits raise consumer prices.
    Jesse Ventura: Close soft money loophole, give candidates public money.
    Mark Dayton: No PAC money, no soft money.
    Jesse Ventura: Give every new program a sunset clause to force evaluation.
Gun Control
    Tina Smith: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Karin Housley: Reasonable ban on bump stocks.
    Tina Smith: Supports common-sense gun laws.
    Pete Stauber: Protect 2nd amendment: database on mentally ill & abusers.
    Jeff Johnson: Arm trained professionals in schools.
    Tim Walz: Expand background checks; ban assault-style weapons.
    Jeff Johnson: Gun control laws only put the guns in the hands of criminals.
    Karin Housley: No background checks nor buyers' waiting periods.
    Lori Swanson: Supports variety of common sense gun safety reforms.
    Paula Overby: I don't support an absolute right to gun ownership.
    Jim Newberger: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Mark Dayton: Commonsense criminal background checks to all gun purchases.
    Jim Newberger: Supports 2nd Amendment rights.
    Jason Lewis: Liquor prohibition failed & so will gun prohibition.
    Rebecca Otto: Status quo on guns isn't working.
    Karin Housley: Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated.
    Michelle Fischbach: Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated.
    Mark Dayton: Lifetime ban on convicted felons getting firearm license.
    Jim Abeler: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Mike McFadden: Expand background checks; close gun show loophole.
    Mike McFadden: Open to looking at expanding background checks.
    Tom Emmer: Concealed carry ok; but require licenses & restrictions.
    Mark Dayton: Against gun registration.
    Mark Dayton: For background checks & trigger locks.
    Mark Dayton: Zero tolerance for guns in schools.
Health Care
    Scott Jensen: COVID: Opposes ineffective mask mandates.
    Scott Jensen: Not an anti-vaxxer, but the patient gets to choose.
    Mike Murphy: Protect pre-existing conditions; more pricing transparency.
    Jason Lewis: Enhanced medically screening of all international travelers.
    Steve Carlson: Help people with pre-existing conditions.
    Jeff Johnson: ObamaCare was sold as reform & there was no reform in it.
    Tim Walz: Single-payer system is on Minnesota's horizon.
    Jeff Johnson: For multi state buying, selling insurance across state lines.
    Amy Klobuchar: Allow sick people to obtain insurance.
    Jim Newberger: Opening up Medicare for anyone would cost $32 trillion.
    Karin Housley: Buy health insurance like we do our car insurance.
    Lori Swanson: Plans to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all.
    Paula Overby: Oppose ObamaCare; Medicare for all is a better path.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Mark Dayton: MinnesotaCare Buy-In: affordable choices for consumers.
    Karin Housley: Examine and revamp failed health investigations.
    Rebecca Otto: Health care is a human right.
    Jim Newberger: Repeal ObamaCare, by any method.
    Matt Dean: Repeal MNSure; it has harmed thousands.
    Tina Liebling: ObamaCare was a valiant attempt but did not go far enough.
    Erin Murphy: Allow only non-profit insurers to do business in the state.
    Mark Dayton: Allow only non-profit insurers to do business in the state.
    Mark Dayton: Preserve successes like Medicaid expansion & MinnesotaCare.
    Jason Lewis: We've seen the system collapse under MNSure & ObamaCare.
    Tina Smith: Pushed state subsidy for the expansion of the Mayo Clinic.
    Tom Emmer: Lost sister to breast cancer, but kept her upbeat attitude.
    Jim Abeler: ObamaCare risks access to care, ironically.
    Jim Abeler: Big companies benefit from ObamaCare but not regular people.
    Jim Abeler: Preventative care; coordinated treatment; low-income clinics.
    Mike McFadden: We need an alternative to ObamaCare, not just repeal.
    Tim Pawlenty: Terminate GAMC Medicare Care and fold into MinnesotaCare.
    Tom Emmer: Medical care is not a responsibility of state government.
    Tim Pawlenty: Supports market-driven healthcare reform.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Opposes single-payer coverage because it’s a liability.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Sever health care coverage from employment.
    Norm Coleman: Favors some type of universal coverage.
    Mark Dayton: Expand Medicare Rx coverage & other coverage.
Homeland Security
    Jason Lewis: Maintain military strength to eradicate threat of terrorism.
    Steve Carlson: We must build up our defense industries.
    Steve Carlson: Build up defense and rebuild defense industries.
    Tina Smith: Preserved funding for state-owned National Guard facilities.
    Paula Overby: Shift military spending to social and economic development.
    Jim Newberger: Expand the military.
    Jim Newberger: Part of what makes our nation great is our military.
    Karin Housley: Put veteran programs in place for active and retired.
    Lori Swanson: Joined other AG's in fight to keep transgendered troops.
    Tim Walz: Enlisted in Army National Guard at 17; served for 24 years.
    Tim Walz: Suicide prevention programs & mental health for veterans.
    Jason Lewis: We need reform at the Pentagon to ensure its solvency.
    Al Franken: Worked since 2009 on fighting ISIS recruitment in Minn.
    Mike McFadden: Combat propaganda & recruiting by the Islamic State.
    Mike McFadden: We need a national strategy against ISIS, and don't have one.
    Jim Abeler: Our friends don't trust us; our enemies don't fear us.
    Al Franken: Let companies reveal how much data NSA has gathered.
    Mark Dayton: Redirect military spending to focus within US.
Immigration
    Jason Lewis: Opposes open borders, abolishing ICE, sanctuary cities.
    Steve Carlson: Defend our borders and our people.
    Steve Carlson: Defend our border; build the Wall.
    Jim Hagedorn: Build the wall to enforce legal immigration process.
    Pete Stauber: Secure border with walls in some places.
    Jeff Johnson: Stop MN's refugee resettlement program now.
    Tim Walz: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Jeff Johnson: Opposes sanctuary state and all sanctuary cities.
    Amy Klobuchar: Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding.
    Jim Newberger: We must build the wall; we must secure our border.
    Steve Carlson: ICE should not be abolished; work with Mexico.
    Lori Swanson: Joined forces to fight against Trump's zero tolerance policy.
    Paula Overby: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Karin Housley: Supports path to legal status for DREAMers.
    Jim Newberger: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens is possible.
    Karin Housley: Backs pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.
    Erin Murphy: Support driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
    Jeff Johnson: Distinguish legal residents for getting state services.
    Rebecca Otto: Support driver's licenses for undocumented workers.
    Tim Walz: Helped resettle countless immigrants into this community.
    Tina Liebling: America offers a promise to desperate immigrants.
    Jim Newberger: Immigrants must accept American law.
    Mark Dayton: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Scott Jensen: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Ilhan Omar: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Jim Abeler: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Jim Newberger: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Michelle Fischbach: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Tina Liebling: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Erin Murphy: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Chris Coleman: Our sanctuary city law not subject to Trump executive ban.
    Jason Lewis: Fiscal cost of unlawful immigration is simply unsustainable.
    Jim Abeler: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Al Franken: Apologize for stripping citizenship for marrying foreigners.
    Mike McFadden: Secure the borders, then conditional path to citizenship.
    Mike McFadden: Secure the borders & then find way to grant citizenship.
    Mike McFadden: Status quo is not acceptable; we need to find a solution.
    Jim Abeler: Withhold state aid for sanctuary cities.
    Amy Klobuchar: No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants.
    Mark Kennedy: Good fences make good neighbors.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Show me 50-foot border fence, I’ll show you 51-foot ladder.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Making bogeymen of illegal immigrants doesn’t address issue.
    Mark Dayton: Unsnarl the INS bureaucracy to reduce backlog.
Jobs
    Jason Lewis: Supports local right-to-work laws, not national law.
    Jason Lewis: Minimum-wage hikes cost jobs among least-skilled people.
    Tina Smith: Sponsored bill against states passing right-to-work laws.
    Steve Carlson: Continue and improve Trump initiatives to create jobs.
    Jim Newberger: 2014: Voted against raising state minimum wage to $7.75.
    Karin Housley: Prohibit cities from raising local minimum wage.
    Tina Smith: Raise federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024.
    Jeff Johnson: Minimum wage increase lessens options for young.
    Jeff Johnson: Make Minnesota a right-to-work state.
    Tim Walz: Push back against right-to-work legislation.
    Tim Walz: Supports $15 minimum wage for Minnesota.
    Lori Swanson: Prioritize decent jobs that pay the bills.
    Tina Smith: End federal contracts if employer mistreats employees.
    Paula Overby: Oppose affirmative action.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes affirmative action.
    Rebecca Otto: Raise minimum wage.
    Tina Liebling: Don't permit employers to pay non-sustaining wages.
    Tina Liebling: Defend the right to organize and bargain collectively.
    Mark Dayton: Unemployment is down, but average family is poorer.
    Heather Johnson: Oppose increase in the minimum wage.
    Mike McFadden: Gender-based pay equality & minimum wage? "Wrong questions".
    Tim Pawlenty: Jobs Creation Bill: R&D tax credit; 20% corporate tax cut.
    Norm Coleman: Gut the USDA’s milk marketing system.
    Jesse Ventura: Make Agriculture Competitive Anywhere in the World.
    Jesse Ventura: Training and retraining to resolve workforce shortage.
    Mark Dayton: Freedom To Farm Bill causes falling farm prices.
Local Issues
    Mike Murphy: Protect the economic interests of our farmers and ranchers.
    Mike Murphy: Supports Minnesota mining while protecting environment.
    Mark Dayton: Make capital investments in the downtowns of major cities.
    Mark Dayton: Highway 62 model: remain open while rebuilding roads.
Principles & Values
    Tim Walz: Coaching HS football taught grit, resilience, teamwork.
    Tim Walz: Nonviolence the only way to move hearts and create change.
    Mike Murphy: Campaign about inclusion; everyone has a seat at this table.
    Mike Murphy: I'm just mad at the political system in Minnesota right now.
    Jason Lewis: Founders weren't trying to ban religion; it was the opposite.
    Jason Lewis: Appoint Constitutional conservatives to the courts.
    Steve Carlson: Models are Jesus Christ, Christmas, and the Holy Bible.
    Steve Carlson: Fake news exists; as a journalist I know real news.
    Paula Overby: Don't empower human institutions with authority of God.
    Jim Newberger: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Karin Housley: Traditional homespun values keep her honest and guilt free.
    Tim Walz: Got political when students were turned away from Bush event.
    Chris Coleman: Vision of Cooperation, Responsibility and Respect.
    Jim Newberger: I stand for traditional values.
    Tom Emmer: Served on two city councils and in State Legislature.
    Tom Emmer: Hosts conservative radio talk show on Twin Cities News Talk.
    Steve Carlson: Member of Tea Party; but won Independence Party primary.
    Jim Abeler: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Tina Smith: Employed as marketing professional at General Mills.
    Jim Abeler: Former investment banker; outsider with no voting record.
    Mark Dayton: Five-Point Plan for Future Prosperity: Invest, & invest more.
    Amy Klobuchar: This election is about change; crowd in charge won’t do it.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Millionaire 60-year-olds cannot legislate for young families.
    Norm Coleman: Switched parties, but didn’t switch his opinions on issues.
    Mark Dayton: Truly believes in government.
    Jesse Ventura: Government's role is to do what people can't do themselves.
Social Security
    Mike Murphy: Minnesota must re-evaluate taxing Social Security benefits.
    Jason Lewis: Guarantee Social Security benefits through economic growth.
    Tina Smith: No privatization nor cuts to benefits.
    Tina Smith: Raise payroll cap; no to raising eligibility age.
    Jeff Johnson: End the taxation of social security benefits.
    Paula Overby: We need a safe way to save for retirement.
    Jim Newberger: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Jim Newberger: Social Security must be protected.
    Jason Lewis: Protect Social Security for seniors today & future retirees.
    Mike McFadden: Discuss raising the eligibility age for social security.
    Norm Coleman: For private investment of IRA’s, but against privatization.
    Mark Dayton: People shouldn’t have access to withholdings; too risky.
    Mark Dayton: Keep Social Security intact.
Tax Reform
    Mike Murphy: Lower income taxes; reduce government spending.
    Jeff Johnson: Trump tax cuts lower Minnesota taxes.
    Tim Walz: Trump tax cuts go mostly to top 1%.
    Jeff Johnson: Growth comes from lower spending and increased take-home pay.
    Paula Overby: Wealth does not trickle down.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Mark Dayton: Raised taxes only on top 2%, not the other 98%.
    Jim Newberger: Simplify our tax code; the IRS has become too powerful.
    Karin Housley: Supporter of Trump tax reform bill; jobs are being created.
    Karin Housley: Economy will boom with more tax reform and deregulations.
    Rebecca Otto: Fair and progressive taxes to pay for new benefits.
    Tina Liebling: Progressives taxation with a 4th tier for wealthiest.
    Mark Dayton: Tax cuts for the wealthy do not lead to economic growth.
    Jason Lewis: You can't tax, spend or borrow your way to prosperity.
    Tina Smith: We need to tax wealthier Minnesotans, to fix problems.
    Tom Emmer: Keep taxes low to move toward a path of prosperity.
    Mike McFadden: Wouldn't vote for tax increases.
    Tim Pawlenty: Get Minnesota out of the top ten states in taxes.
    Amy Klobuchar: Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year.
    Mark Kennedy: Tax relief promotes job growth.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Bush tax cuts will be paid for by young people in the future.
    Norm Coleman: Clinton tax increases failed to create jobs.
    Norm Coleman: Permanently repeal the estate tax.
    Norm Coleman: Wrong, wrong, wrong to not topple Saddam in 1991.
    Jesse Ventura: Need balance between tax relief, services expected.
    Jesse Ventura: Tax increases may be necessary, but use every dollar well.
    Jesse Ventura: Property tax needs to be smaller, simpler, fairer.
    Jesse Ventura: Across the board reduction in state income tax rates.
    Jesse Ventura: Find a way for state taxes to be collected on ecommerce.
    Mark Dayton: Target tax cuts to middle class, not the rich.
    Jesse Ventura: Reforming property tax system a high priority.
Technology
    Scott Jensen: Banned by TikTok: "Sure feels like being canceled".
    Amy Klobuchar: Opposes recent FCC decision to eliminate net neutrality.
    Tim Walz: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Jeff Johnson: Moratorium on light rail; focus on first-class bus system.
    Lori Swanson: Crucial need to repair and modernize infrastructure.
    Tina Smith: Helped rebuild collapsed Interstate-35 bridge in Minneapolis.
    Mark Dayton: $6B investment in highway projects & infrastructure.
    Jason Lewis: Prioritizing highway spending instead of urban light rail.
    Al Franken: Apply oil subsidies to upgrade transportation infrastructure.
    Mark Dayton: Investing in transportation infrastructure improves business.
War & Peace
    Steve Carlson: Eliminate Korean nuclear weapons by diplomacy or military.
    Tina Smith: No War with Iran without Congressional OK.
    Tina Smith: Voted to remove US armed forces from Yemen.
    Karin Housley: Pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal.
    Karin Housley: Supports Trump's prioritizing of American interests abroad.
    Steve Carlson: Denuclearization of North Korea will be end of Korean War.
    Paula Overby: I support the Powell doctrine, not foreign entanglements.
    Tina Smith: Keep the Iran Nuclear Agreement in place.
    Jim Newberger: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Tim Walz: Served overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Al Franken: Supported airstrikes in Syria to fight ISIS.
    Mike McFadden: Lack of anti-ISIS strategy makes world more dangerous.
    Amy Klobuchar: Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem.
    Amy Klobuchar: Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out.
    Mark Kennedy: Must focus on victory in Iraq, not on retreat.
    Mark Kennedy: Listen to military in Iraq, not politicians in Washington.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Iraq war being fought with other’s people’s children.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Iraq conflict can no longer be solved with military action.
    Mark Kennedy: Reject “more-of-the-same” in Iraq; favor “adapt-to-win”.
    Robert Fitzgerald: We’re experiencing mission-creep in Iraq.
    Norm Coleman: Supports strike on Iraq: Saddam is a menace.
    Mark Dayton: Maintain military & economic aid to Israel at current level.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jason Lewis: Supports end of "fair housing rule" promoting affordability.
    Jason Lewis: People on government assistance are parasites & scoundrels.
    Jeff Johnson: Goal is to have all able bodied welfare recipients working.
    Heather Johnson: Regulate but advocate for independent charity.
    Al Franken: Pay in full for school lunches instead of partly subsidizing.
    Mike McFadden: Let states decide school lunch payments, not feds.
    Mark Dayton: No 5-year limit on cash benefits.


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