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The 6th Congressional District seat opened when Rep. Mark Kennedy decided to run for the open U.S. Senate seat. By answering the following questions, you will find which candidates come closest to sharing your views. It is not a means to find out for whom you should vote; that can only be accomplished by studying the issues and positions of each candidate more closely. It is our hope you will use the links at the end of the survey to explore each candidate's qualifications.

Minnesota - 6th Congressional District (2006) Survey

Do you favor or oppose the setting of a specific timetable for the removal of U.S. armed forces from Iraq?

Oppose
Favor

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

What is your position on Iran and nuclear weapons?

We should work diplomatically and consider economic sanctions.
Focus on diplomacy but do not remove the possibility of a nuclear response by the U.S.
Pursue a diplomatic solution. Talk of use of nuclear weapons undermines our ability to mediate a resolution.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Which statement comes closest to your view on health care?

I favor amending the tax code to allow health savings accounts, giving consumers the ability to pay for and control their health care.
Universal health care is my goal, implemented in stages. All children, in particular, should have health care.
Encourage healthier lifestyles, allow healthier people to buy into state health-care programs. Change laws so people paying premiums are not paying for overhead costs.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Which statement comes closest to your view on immigration?

We need to step up enforcement of visas and border crossing. I am opposed to a guest worker program. We should require immigrants to learn English.
We should secure our borders and stop the flood of immigrants, as well as crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Put illegal workers on the tax roles and collect meaningfully large fines from them to compensate Americans for the costs associated with illegal immigration.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Which statement comes closest to your view on abortion?

I am opposed to legalized abortion.
I am "pro-choice."
Although I find the issue to be government intrusion into priviate lives, I favor finding common ground, possibly including disallowing abortions past the first trimester.

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Do you favor or oppose making tax cuts under President Bush permanent?

Oppose
Favor

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very

Should the U.S. or Minnesota Constitutions be amended to define marriage as between one-man and one woman?

Yes
No

Is this issue important to you?

Not at all  Somewhat  Very
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