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Minnesota - 7th Congressional District (2008) Survey

What is your stance on immigration?

We need to control who is coming here and why. We need to control our borders with Canada and Mexico. Stopping any more illegal immigration must be a priority. For those who are here illegally we must develop a system for them to go home and apply for legal immigration.
I support measures to secure our borders including a border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border and by supporting the Minuteman Project.

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

I am in favor of traditional marriage as being between one man and one woman.
I favor a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

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Do you favor or oppose legalized abortion?

Abortion should be illegal except in case of saving the mother's life.
No. I am pro-life.

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What do you think should be done -- if anything -- in the wake of the near collapse of companies specializing in subprime mortgages, and the foreclosures of homes?

I would like to see a bailout package that would restructure existing subprime mortgages. If a homeowner can't refinance because the value of the house has plummeted, the government could step in to fill the gap between a home's existing value and the original value when the mortgage was taken out.
The subprime mortgage industry should be regulated, but I do not support the $700 billion bailout package. The immense cost of financing a bailout will be passed along to future generations.

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Do you favor or oppose a set date (timeline) for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq?

The surge has worked. We must continue to support the troops and listen to their commanders. We must work with the Iraq government to further stabilize the country so our troops can come home.
Going into Afghanistan after "9-11" was the right thing to do, but from there the Administration expanded the war into Iraq without a clearly thought out plan and without finishing the mission in Afghanistan.

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What is your plan for meeting future energy needs?

A balanced plan for more oil drilling off shore, building refineries to increase capacity and an increase in natural gas supply will bring our current markets in line and reduce gas and diesel prices. Policies that encourage new nuclear plants, hydrogen, wind, solar and bio-fuels can play a larger role as technological advancements bring stability and cost competition issues in line.
We should provide incentives to encourage renewable fuel development and remove subsidies for oil and gas exploration. We need to move toward energy independence by developing our own fuels, including ethanol and biodiesel.

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