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Candidate Positions on Stem cell research

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.

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)