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Minnesota - 1st Congressional District (2008) Survey

Do you favor or oppose universal health care?

We should build a system that emphasizes preventive health care as well as continued progress in curative treatments.
I favor universal health care.

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Do you believe federally-funded stem-cell research should be expanded to allow for additional embryonic stem cell research?

Yes, I support federal funding for stem cell reasearch.
One does not need to destroy a human embryo to do stem cell research, there are other sources of stem cells.

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What is your stance on immigration?

Support a path to citizenship for undocumented workers that requires them to return to their country of origin in order to begin the citizenship process.
Those who do not have legal residency status and wish to live and work in the United States should be required to return to their home countries and apply for legal residency.

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Do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman?

I believe marriage should be defined as a union between one man and one woman.
The best thing that ever happened to me was to get married and I don't see a reason to deny that to anyone.

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Do you favor or oppose legalized abortion?

I oppose abortion, I believe we should respect and protect life.
Abortions should always be legal.

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What changes would you propose to the war policy in Afghanistan

We should work to support the democratically elected governments of Iraq and Afghanistan for as long as we can and as long as these governments support our presence. At some point a popular referendum in these countries regarding our continued military presence may be appropriate.
We forget that Afghanistan is the real front in the fight against Al Qaeda. If we fail to monitor this situation closely and offer appropriate assistance, we risk losing ground.

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What is your plan for meeting future energy needs?

Propose funding for research and development in alternative and renewable energy resources.
I favor a greater role for alternative fuels, including ethanol, wind and solar power. And he argued for a more stable regulatory environment for the development of nuclear power.

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