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We reached out to all Minnesota candidates running for U.S Senate, Governor, U.S Congress, Attorney General, Secretary of State and State Auditor this fall. Candidates were asked to provide a two-minute video discussing their platform as well as answer a set of our viewer’s questions.
Above is the video and below are the answers Angie Craig provided. This is not a paid advertisement nor does WCCO endorse any candidate.
Responses from Angie Craig, DFL candidate for the 2nd District:
Should voting rights be restored to convicted felons?
Yes, Minnesota already restores voting rights for felons once their entire sentences are complete.
Do you support legalization of the recreational use of marijuana?
I support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes for people 21 and over. This should be taxed and regulated.
Do you believe that there should be a cap on how much money a candidate can spend on campaigning? If so, how much?
I believe we need to get the big money out of politics, which is why I’ve put together a detailed plan – Clean Campaigns, Clean Government – on the steps we need to take to make our government more transparent, take corporate money out of our campaigns, and keep our elected officials honest.
Should people convicted of non-violent drug offenses be released from prison and their records expunged?
Yes.READ MORE: Woman Dies Days After Brooklyn Center Shooting
Do you support changing the law to release non-violent drug offenders currently serving federal prison terms?
Should Congress appropriate $25 billion to build a security wall along the U.S.-Mexico border?
Should children brought to the United States with their parents illegally be given a path to U.S. citizenship, or should they be deported to their native countries?
Yes, I support a path to citizenship for those enrolled in the current DACA program. They have grown up in America and should be allowed to work and pay taxes here.
Do you think North Korea will “denuclearize,” as President Trump says it will?
North Korea has shown little indication that they intend to denuclearize, but I hope that continued dialogue with this and future administrations will yield an agreement that is in the best interest of the U.S. and our allies.
Do you believe in climate change, and should the U.S. rejoin the Paris climate accords?
Canada is retaliating for the U.S. tariffs by imposing tariffs of its own on Minnesota products. Among the Minnesota products: grain, aluminum, boats and boat accessories, packaged dairy products, ATVs, and much more. China imposed retaliatory tariffs on Minnesota soybeans and pork products. Do you believe it will hurt Minnesota producers?MORE NEWS: Daunte Wright Shooting: Will 'Wrong Gun' Defense Work For Kim Potter?
It already is.