Updated: Sept. 24
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, who used to work as a medical device executive, is running for a second term, taking on Republican candidate Tyler Kistner, a Marine Corps veteran.
Here’s a quick look at where they stand on top issues for Minnesotans.
- President Trump
- Police reform
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Gun Control
- Health care
- Jobs and economy
- Climate change
- Taxes and government spending
Craig: She has, for the most part, voted against measures supported by the Trump administration. In 2019 she voted in favor of articles of impeachment against President Trump. She says she tries to find common ground with the president and work across the aisle.
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Kistner: He has pledged to help small businesses and families impacted by the pandemic.
Craig: She supports expanded research on gun violence, instant universal background checks for gun purchases and a ban on the sale of military style semi-automatic weapons.
Kistner: He is against new gun control laws and supports gun education and expanded mental health care as ways to prevent gun violence.
Kistner: He wants to make health care more affordable by offering more choices to patients, transparency in billing and expanded use of Health Savings Accounts. He also supports dropping restrictions on pharmaceutical companies from Canada and Europe which keep them from engaging in our health care market.
Craig: She wants to prioritize funding for public schools, legislation that would make the first two years of higher education free and supports increased funding for two-year and community colleges.
Kistner: He supports giving states more control over education and is a proponent of school choice.
Craig: She supports the “full reproductive rights” of women.
Kistner: He is anti-abortion and supports prohibiting federal funding of abortion and for Planned Parenthood.
Jobs and economy
Craig: She supports trade reform, expanding access to broadband internet to help rural businesses and tax reform that closes loopholes and helps small businesses.
Kistner: He supports reforming and creating new trade agreements with global and regional partners to create jobs.
.Kistner: He has spoken against expanded energy regulation by the government.
Taxes and government spending
Kistner: He supports expanding tax cuts and tax breaks for small businesses. He wants more reform to the national budget, focused on decreased spending.
Kistner: He does not appear to have a public stance on marijuana reform.