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Candidate positions: Keith Ellison

The following positions reflect those used for Keith Ellison in the Select A Candidate survey. Read the full responses from candidates below. “Answer option” is the choice given in the quiz, and “Candidate’s position” shows the candidate’s response to MPR News.


Issue Question Candidate Position
No Child Left Behind Do you favor or oppose the education program known as "No Child Left Behind?" ANSWER OPTION
I support full funding of the mandates required by the No Child Left Behind Act. I do not believe that we achieve high standard for our schools by threatening our students, teachers, and schools with funding cuts.

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Universal health care Do you favor or oppose universal health care? ANSWER OPTION
I support a universal, national, single-payer health care system.

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Stem cell research Should federal funding be used to expand embryonic stem cell research? ANSWER OPTION
Yes, support legislation to allow federal funding to be used to expand embryonic stem cell research. It is important the United States remain on the cutting edge of medical technology and our scientists are allowed to pursue life saving cures that will help all Americans.

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Immigration What is your stance on immigration? ANSWER OPTION
I support comprehensive immigration reform legislation that includes a clear path to citizenship for the people who are already in the U.S. working and paying taxes. I support passage of the DREAM Act, legislation designed to increase access to higher education for the children of foreign-born workers.

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Abortion Do you favor or oppose legalized abortion? ANSWER OPTION
I am a strong advocate for the right of women to make their own reproductive decisions and for ensuring that all women have access to affordable birth control. I believe a woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, particularly when her life is in danger or her health is threatened.

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Iraq War Do you favor or oppose a set date (timeline) for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq? ANSWER OPTION
I strongly favor a set date (timeline) for the removal of the U.S. troops from Iraq. We are now in our sixth year of War in Iraq, I remain convinced that the best Iraq policy for the United States is to bring our troops and end this war.

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Energy policy What is your plan for meeting future energy needs? ANSWER OPTION
I supported a Renewable Electricity Standard, requiring electric utilities to produce at least 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The same piece of legislation eliminated or reduced $13 billion in giveaways to oil companies and other energy giants. I oppose drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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