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Democratic DE Governor:
Ruth Ann Minner on the Issues

Ruth Ann Minner on Abortion

  • Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes. (Nov 2004)
  • Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women. (Apr 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Budget & Economy

  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Civil Rights

  • Civil unions yes; marriage no. (Nov 2004)
  • Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas. (Nov 2004)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Corporations

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Crime

  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • Build more prisons; end parole for violent criminals. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Drugs

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Education

  • Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed. (Nov 2004)
  • More funding for teachers & school infrastructure. (Nov 2004)
  • Put reading specialists in every elementary school. (Jan 2001)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Energy & Oil

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Environment

  • Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl. (Jan 2001)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Free Trade

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Government Reform

  • Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns. (Nov 2004)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Gun Control

  • Strengthen existing gun laws; require child safety locks. (Nov 2004)

Ruth Ann Minner on Health Care

  • Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care. (Nov 2004)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Jobs

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Ruth Ann Minner on Principles & Values

  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Social Security

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Tax Reform

  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)

Ruth Ann Minner on War & Peace

  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)

Ruth Ann Minner on Welfare & Poverty

  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)