Tina Smith

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
US Senate
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after 20 weeks, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain? N Note: Vote to advance the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 3275.
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2. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood? N Note: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
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3. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of gender reassignment surgeries? N Note: “Americans can be denied health care coverage because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
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4. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? N Note: Endorsed by Education Minnesota.
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5. Should people have their religious liberties protected if they refuse to celebrate a same sex wedding? N Note: Co-sponsor on The Equality Act, S. 788
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6. Do you support criminal justice reforms aimed at reducing recidivism such as the First Step Act? Y Note: Vote on First Step Act S. 756
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7. Do you support increasing security at America's borders? Y Note: “Tina also acknowledges that in order to reform our immigration system we also need to find fiscally efficient methods to secure our border. Specifically, she supports the need for consistent and credible security measures, strengthening the E-Verify system, and expanding the use of camera systems and intelligence efforts.”
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8. Do you support granting asylum to those who have suffered political, ethnic, or religious persecution? Y Note: Endorsed Democratic candidate. 2016 Democratic Party Platform.
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9. Do you support a path to legal residency for immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as minors but have lived law-abiding and productive lives as adults? Y Note: Endorsed Democratic candidate. 2016 Democratic Party Platform.
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