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Republican MN Governor:
Tim Pawlenty on the Issues

Tim Pawlenty on Abortion

  • Appointed pro-life Chief Justice of MN Supreme Court. (Aug 2008)
  • No liberty greater than the right to life. (Aug 2008)

Tim Pawlenty on Budget & Economy

  • Expand statewide foreclosure counseling workshops. (Apr 2008)

Tim Pawlenty on Civil Rights

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Corporations

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Crime

  • More prisons; tougher penalties for sex offenders. (Nov 2006)

Tim Pawlenty on Drugs

  • Tougher penalties for meth offenders. (Nov 2006)

Tim Pawlenty on Education

  • Require Pledge of Allegiance in public schools. (Nov 2006)
  • Student standards & teacher standards. (Oct 2002)

Tim Pawlenty on Energy & Oil

  • Increase supply; diversify sources; drill ANWR. (Jun 2008)
  • The more oil supply, the better. (Jun 2008)
  • Extend tax incentives for energy efficiency and energy R&D. (May 2008)
  • Encourage development of locally owned wind energy sources. (Nov 2006)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)

Tim Pawlenty on Environment

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Free Trade

  • 2005 trade mission led to Minnesota-China Partnership. (May 2008)

Tim Pawlenty on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Gun Control

  • Statewide background checks to carry firearms. (Nov 2006)

Tim Pawlenty on Health Care

  • Supports market-driven healthcare reform. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand coverage: purchasing pools &Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 2002)
  • Extend SCHIP with full funding, plus $12B for Medicaid. (Dec 2007)
  • Delay Medicaid changes that shift costs from feds to states. (Apr 2008)

Tim Pawlenty on Homeland Security

  • Feds should fund REAL ID driver licenses, not states. (Mar 2008)
  • Require federal electronic verification for state employment. (Jan 2008)
  • Over $2M for National Guard and numerous military programs. (Nov 2006)

Tim Pawlenty on Immigration

  • Require federal electronic verification for state employment. (Jan 2008)

Tim Pawlenty on Jobs

  • Spur job growth by investing in Minnesota. (Oct 2002)

Tim Pawlenty on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Social Security

  • No increase in the Social Security tax cap. (Jun 2008)
  • $97,000 of income is middle class; donít raise withholding. (Jun 2008)

Tim Pawlenty on Tax Reform

  • Bush tax cuts should have been permanent in the first place. (Jun 2008)
  • Bush tax cuts should have permanent in the first place. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Single Sales Tax Reform. (Nov 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)

Tim Pawlenty on War & Peace

No stance on record.

Tim Pawlenty on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.