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Bonnie Westlin

MN District 34 Senate Challenger
(DFL - Maple Grove)

Grade: A

Survey Responses

1. Spending Limits Controls. Do you support a Constitutional Amendment to reverse the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision that has allowed unlimited contributions to political campaigns?

Supports

2. Major Funders Disclosure. Do you support full disclosure of political contributions including PAC’s and Super PAC’s? “Full disclosure” shall mean advertising, promotions and endorsements shall effectively display at least the top three (3) individual contributors by name.

Supports

3. Most Votes Wins. Do you support legislative enactment of a National Public Vote law for Minnesota that would require Minnesota’s electoral votes to go to the presidential candidate with the most popular votes nationwide?

Supports

4. Offset Special Interest Funding. In order to fight the influence of special interests, do you support increasing public funding of political campaigns?

Supports

5. Redistricting Commission. Do you support an independent commission to advise the legislature on redistricting?

Supports

Jerry Newton

MN District 37 Senate Incumbent
(DFL - Coon Rapids)

Grade: A

Survey Responses

1. Spending Limits Controls. Do you support a Constitutional Amendment to reverse the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision that has allowed unlimited contributions to political campaigns?

Supports

2. Major Funders Disclosure. Do you support full disclosure of political contributions including PAC’s and Super PAC’s? “Full disclosure” shall mean advertising, promotions and endorsements shall effectively display at least the top three (3) individual contributors by name.

Supports

3. Most Votes Wins. Do you support legislative enactment of a National Public Vote law for Minnesota that would require Minnesota’s electoral votes to go to the presidential candidate with the most popular votes nationwide?

Supports

4. Offset Special Interest Funding. In order to fight the influence of special interests, do you support increasing public funding of political campaigns?

Supports

5. Redistricting Commission. Do you support an independent commission to advise the legislature on redistricting?

Supports

Justin Stofferahn

MN District 38 Senate Challenger
(DFL - White Bear Township)

Grade: A

Survey Responses

1. Spending Limits Controls. Do you support a Constitutional Amendment to reverse the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision that has allowed unlimited contributions to political campaigns?

Supports

2. Major Funders Disclosure. Do you support full disclosure of political contributions including PAC’s and Super PAC’s? “Full disclosure” shall mean advertising, promotions and endorsements shall effectively display at least the top three (3) individual contributors by name.

Supports

3. Most Votes Wins. Do you support legislative enactment of a National Public Vote law for Minnesota that would require Minnesota’s electoral votes to go to the presidential candidate with the most popular votes nationwide?

Supports

4. Offset Special Interest Funding. In order to fight the influence of special interests, do you support increasing public funding of political campaigns?

Supports

5. Redistricting Commission. Do you support an independent commission to advise the legislature on redistricting?

Supports

Charles “Chuck” Wiger

MN District 43 Senate Incumbent
(DFL - Maplewood)

Grade: A

Survey Responses

1. Spending Limits Controls. Do you support a Constitutional Amendment to reverse the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court decision that has allowed unlimited contributions to political campaigns?

Supports

2. Major Funders Disclosure. Do you support full disclosure of political contributions including PAC’s and Super PAC’s? “Full disclosure” shall mean advertising, promotions and endorsements shall effectively display at least the top three (3) individual contributors by name.

Supports

3. Most Votes Wins. Do you support legislative enactment of a National Public Vote law for Minnesota that would require Minnesota’s electoral votes to go to the presidential candidate with the most popular votes nationwide?

Supports

4. Offset Special Interest Funding. In order to fight the influence of special interests, do you support increasing public funding of political campaigns?

Supports

5. Redistricting Commission. Do you support an independent commission to advise the legislature on redistricting?

Supports

Because Minnesotans deserve to know the positions of candidates seeking public office, we sent a survey to all state senate candidates asking if they support or oppose five clean election reforms. Candidates’ positions on these five reforms are spotlighted using the familiar A through F grade range. “A” means the candidate supports all five described reforms; “B” indicates the candidate supports 4 of the 5 described reforms; “C” indicates the candidate supports 3 of the 5 described reforms; “D” indicates the candidate supports 2 or 1 of the described reforms; “F” means the candidate opposes all five described reforms or chose not to respond. (Candidates were advised that not responding would result in an “F.”). These grades refer only to the candidate’s responses to the questions on this survey. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections endeavors to educate Minnesotans, but does not endorse or oppose individual candidates or political parties.

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