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Candidate Positions on Capital punishment

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: Do you favor or oppose capital punishment?
Ed MatthewsEd Matthews ANSWER OPTION: I support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: According to a VoteSmart.org Political Courage Test. (More Info)

Betty McCollumBetty McCollum ANSWER OPTION: I do not support capital punishment and propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting the penalty of death.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: McCollum proposed H.J.RES.80, legislation that would create a Constitutional Amendment that would prohibit the United States or any state from imposing or carrying out the death penalty. (More Info)