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Tina Smith on Abortion
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  • Served as a Planned Parenthood executive. (Jan 2018)
  • Vice president of Planned Parenthood of MN/SD/ND. (Feb 2015)
Tina Smith on Budget & Economy
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  • Strengthen Minnesota's economy through economic development. (Jul 2014)
Tina Smith on Civil Rights
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tina Smith on Corporations
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Tina Smith on Crime
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Tina Smith on Drugs
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  • Opioid Stewardship: Big Pharma contributes to prevention. (Oct 2017)
Tina Smith on Education
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  • Free all-day kindergarten. (Jul 2014)
Tina Smith on Energy & Oil
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  • Energy conservation and saving money go hand-in-hand. (Nov 2017)
Tina Smith on Environment
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  • Reduce water usage 15%; increase recycling 75%. (Nov 2017)
Tina Smith on Families & Children
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Tina Smith on Foreign Policy
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Tina Smith on Free Trade
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  • Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs. (Apr 2015)
Tina Smith on Government Reform
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Tina Smith on Gun Control
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  • Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Nov 2014)
Tina Smith on Health Care
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  • Pushed state subsidy for the expansion of the Mayo Clinic. (Feb 2015)
Tina Smith on Homeland Security
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Tina Smith on Immigration
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  • Extend DACA before 800,000 Dreamers face deportation. (Nov 2017)
Tina Smith on Jobs
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Tina Smith on Principles & Values
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  • Employed as marketing professional at General Mills. (Jul 2014)
Tina Smith on Social Security
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Tina Smith on Tax Reform
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  • We need to tax wealthier Minnesotans, to fix problems. (Feb 2015)
Tina Smith on Technology
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  • Helped rebuild collapsed Interstate-35 bridge in Minneapolis. (Dec 2017)
Tina Smith on War & Peace
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Tina Smith on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Served as a Planned Parenthood executive: Strongly Favors topic 1
Vice president of Planned Parenthood of MN/SD/ND: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pushed state subsidy for the expansion of the Mayo Clinic: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Free all-day kindergarten: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce water usage 15%; increase recycling 75%: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need to tax wealthier Minnesotans, to fix problems: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Extend DACA before 800,000 Dreamers face deportation: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Immediate action on steel dumping, to protect U.S. jobs: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Energy conservation and saving money go hand-in-hand: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opioid Stewardship: Big Pharma contributes to prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen Minnesota's economy through economic development: Favors topic 20

Tina Smith is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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