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Rep. Mark Kennedy (R) debates Amy Klobuchar (D) on Meet the Press, moderated by Tim Russert

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    from 2006 Minnesota Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (12)
  • Mark Kennedy (11)
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Budget & Economy
   Amy Klobuchar: Cut discretionary spending like "bridge to nowhere".
   Mark Kennedy: Authored the line-item veto, to take out bills' silly stuff.
Foreign Policy
   Amy Klobuchar: When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences.
   Mark Kennedy: Use diplomacy and China to pressure North Korea on nukes.
Homeland Security
   Amy Klobuchar: I supported the Patriot Act.
   Amy Klobuchar: Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools.
   Amy Klobuchar: Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster.
   Mark Kennedy: Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack.
   Amy Klobuchar: Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants.
Principles & Values
   Mark Kennedy: Votes for what's best for MN, but with Bush 92% of the time.
Social Security
   Amy Klobuchar: No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase.
Tax Reform
   Amy Klobuchar: Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%.
   Mark Kennedy: Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs.
War & Peace
   Amy Klobuchar: Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military.
   Amy Klobuchar: Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases.
   Amy Klobuchar: Bring the troops home in a responsible manner.
   Amy Klobuchar: Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism.
   Mark Kennedy: Wrong on prediction of significant troops home in 2006.
   Mark Kennedy: We were over-optimistic, but making progress in Iraq.
   Mark Kennedy: Stands by his vote for war in Iraq; no rewinding history.
   Mark Kennedy: Iraq is a central front in the war on terror.
   Mark Kennedy: No specific timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
   Mark Kennedy: We must win or terrorism will mushroom.

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