Candidates divorce themselves from marriage fight

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 1, 2012 - 6:25 AM

Many legislative hopefuls steer clear of strong stands on proposed amendment also on the ballot.

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Pelican54Sep. 29, 12 7:42 PM

Seems curious that those who pushed so hard to get this issue on the ballot aren't crowing about this in their campaigns. You can run but you can't hide....

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localguySep. 29, 12 7:43 PM

Last time, the Republicans promised a laser-like focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. Instead, they spent their time on their social agenda. They frequently harp on people taking personal responsibility. Time to show us how it's done, guys and gals.

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drposterSep. 29, 12 8:40 PM

Agree, but with tax n spend in the gov office..

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ldinmnSep. 29, 12 9:35 PM

The marriage amendment was more important than the budget or jobs or anything else. It's not wonder these Republican's are now not talking about it. The issue continues to show how the GOP is not right for this state or country.

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myangelSep. 29, 12 9:36 PM

I feel religion should not stand in the way of vote, I also feel all churches should file income taxes for there revenue and have to pay as middle and lower class Americans do. My Angel

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golf3265Sep. 29, 12 9:36 PM

I will vote no on the marriage amendment because I truly believe in equal rights for all. What some people don't realize is that this amendment changes nothing because it's currently illegal to marry in MN if you are gay. This amendment only protects the future, if marriage between gays were allowed in MN. Please vote no!

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prairiedoggySep. 29, 1210:27 PM

I love his claim that he balanced the budget without raising taxes. I don't know about you, but my real estate taxes went up almost twelve per cent. Of course they'll claim that it was the local governments that raised real estate taxes, but what can they do when many of them are committed to paying off bonding debt they incurred before the State cut aid to cities?

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fattyfatamySep. 30, 1212:04 AM

No courageous stands for us, please. We're from Minnesota!

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jaynedrakeSep. 30, 1212:42 AM

What I love about this story is that so many legislators are not talking about the issue because they might not get elected. Don't all you Minnesotans just love to have people representing you who have no principles. Take a look at your national Representatives and Senators shying away from this issue also. Frankly, to serve us is not the goal of so many people of either party; their goal is attaining office and staying in that office, year after year. And then, of course, we have certain faiths that are trying to make the rest of us heel to their beliefs.

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asmithe2Sep. 30, 12 1:47 AM

It seems the republicans were a lot more proud of their hateful amendment when they thought the people were solidly on their side. Now that polling shows its close, their convictions seem to be wavering. If your convictions are this closely tied to polling, are they really convictions? Both amendments need to be voted down, and new leaders need to be elected to do what we sent them there to do, which is decidedly NOT wasting time putting wedge issues on the ballot.

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