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Does not believe climate change is man-made

It would be hard to find two candidates further apart on issues than state Rep. Jim Newberger and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who are fighting for the six year seat in the U.S. Senate. In a debate at the Minnesota State Fair, Republican Newberger called for a return to free-market health care, said he does not believe climate change is man-made and declared a wall is needed along the Mexican border.

Democrat Klobuchar, meanwhile, told the Minnesota Public Radio debate audience that federal laws such as allowing sick people to obtain insurance should be continued, said she agrees with a majority of scientists who think climate change is at least partly due to human activity and felt Mexican border security should be a combination of a wall, fence and personnel.

In a rare area of agreement, Klobuchar and Newberger said the federal government needs to find a way to keep prescription medicine costs down.

Source: Twin Cities Pioneer Press on 2018 Minnesota Senate debate , Aug 24, 2018

Don't prioritize green energy

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Prioritize green energy"?

A: Oppose.

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Minnesota Senate candidate , Mar 15, 2018

Defended coal-burning Xcel plant in Becker

The biggest handout to a fossil fuel-loving monopoly in Minnesota history is also the biggest accomplishment of Jim Newberger's young career.

Newberger fiercely defended the coal-burning Xcel plant in Becker; he loved every ounce of its 20 million tons of annual carbon emissions. When those were set to go offline, Newberger begged for a replacement natural gas plant to be built in Becker. He succeeded. So did Xcel.

Newberger's bill lets Xcel build that plant "at its sole discretion," meaning it could proceed without government oversight. The monopoly's $1 billion plant project will be paid for by its one-plus million ratepayers. Expect Xcel to thank Newberger by funding his campaign.

Source: City Pages on 2018 Minnesota Senate race , Aug 16, 2017

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