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Candidate positions: Michele M. Bachmann

The following positions reflect those used for Michele M. Bachmann in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidate's public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."


Issue Question Candidate Position
No Child Left Behind Do you favor or oppose the education program known as "No Child Left Behind?" ANSWER OPTION
Education is the fundamental building block of our society and we need to make sure we are giving children an opportunity to succeed," said Bachmann. "Minnesota is a leader in education and we need to keep it that way by ensuring teachers, parents and local school board members have control over the classroom -- not bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

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Bachmann Press Release (More Info)
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Universal health care Do you favor or oppose universal health care? ANSWER OPTION
Oppose. Free market sources have given us that health care because the best research and development in the world.

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MPR News (More Info)
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SCHIP On October 3, 2007, President Bush vetoed a bill expanding the SCHIP program, to provide health care to 10 million more children. The program is designed to subsidize health coverage for families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private insurance. Do you favor or oppose the proposed expansion? ANSWER OPTION
Oppose. The program has become politicized, and Congress recently passed legislation to expand SCHIP coverage beyond children, beyond U.S. citizens and beyond those who are truly in need, and ... that is where the problem lies.

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Bachmann Star Tribune Editorial (More Info)
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Issue Question Candidate Position
Stem cell research Should federal funding be used to expand embryonic stem cell research? ANSWER OPTION
No. I voted against a bill to expand research to more embryonic stem cell lines.

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House Roll Call Vote, 2007 (More Info)
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Social Security Do you favor privatizing Social Security to any degree? ANSWER OPTION
Yes, I favor privatizing Social Security.
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Immigration What is your stance on immigration? ANSWER OPTION
We must secure our borders here in the U.S., and we must ensure that lax laws on illegal immigration do not provide easy access into our nation for those who would do us harm.

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Bachmann campaign (More Info)
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Issue Question Candidate Position
Same-sex marriage Do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman? ANSWER OPTION
I will continue to support traditional marriage as a union between a man and woman.
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Abortion Do you favor or oppose legalized abortion? ANSWER OPTION
Oppose. "Human being" encompasses all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization or cloning

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House Right to Life Bill (More Info)
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Global warming Which camp: Global warming or climate change? ANSWER OPTION
Global warming is a hoax. It's all voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax.

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West Sherburne Tribune (More Info)
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Issue Question Candidate Position
Energy policy What is your plan for meeting future energy needs? ANSWER OPTION
Congress must open up domestic supplies of energy to exploration to reduce the pain at the pump. From reserves in the West to ANWR to the outer-continental shelf, the U.S. has untapped resources that can increase energy supply and reduce prices.

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Bachmann campaign (More Info)
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