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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?
David DillonDavid Dillon ANSWER OPTION: I support all forms of stem cell research.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Dillon says he supports gay marriage and all forms of stem cell research. (More Info)

Ashwin MadiaAshwin Madia ANSWER OPTION: I support allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research with appropriate protections against human cloning.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Ashwin supports allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research with appropriate protections against human cloning. - Dan Pollock Communications Director Madia for Congress

Erik PaulsenErik Paulsen ANSWER OPTION: I do not support federally-funded stem cell research.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Rep. Erik Paulsen voted against S.F. 100, which clarifies that the University of Minnesota may spend state-appropriated funds on stem-cell research, including embryonic stem-cell research. (More Info)