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Candidate Positions on Stem cell research

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; 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."

Question: Should federal funding be used to expand embryonic stem cell research?
Ed MatthewsEd Matthews ANSWER OPTION: I do not support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines, but would support support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: According to a VoteSmart.org Political Courage Test. (More Info)

Betty McCollumBetty McCollum ANSWER OPTION: The federal government should subsidize the creation of new stem cell lines and scientists should pursue embryonic stem cell research.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: According to her voting record in Congress Betty voted YES on two bills favoring federal funding for stem cell research. (More Info)