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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?
Michael CumminsMichael Cummins ANSWER OPTION: I oppose it.

Jim OberstarJim Oberstar ANSWER OPTION: I strongly support significant increases in funding for medical research, but I continue to have concerns with the moral implications regarding the destruction of human embryos for medical research.