Issues

Corruption And Ethics

Open, ethical, and transparent government is paramount to a free society. Richard will provide the leadership we need to bring these features to Washington.

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Economy

Most politicians are beholden to the desires of their wealthy campaign donors. Richard will focus on rebuilding the middle class for working Minnesotans.

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Environment

Protecting our natural resources is one of the foremost responsibilities of the federal government. Richard will fight to protect our country and our planet.

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Rural Revitalization Plan

Rural Revitalization Plan   Support small businesses Small businesses are essential to the U.S. economy; without local businesses and entrepreneurs, the nation would be overtaken by large corporations with little regard for local communities. Rich...

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Election Reform

Citizens, Not CEOs: Taking Money Out of Politics   Money in politics is a rot that is growing. The disastrous Citizens United decision gave free reign to corporations and lobbyists to buy influence with politicians. Commonsense solutions to the mo...

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Health Care

Health Care Many people have described health care as the single greatest policy issue of our time. Affordable, effective health care for everyone is not only socially beneficial, it is a basic right. It is in the interest of the consumer and also...

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LGBTQ Rights

LGBTQ RIGHTS   The Republican Party used to be the party of small government, individual liberty, and personal privacy. No longer. The GOP of today wishes to regulate every aspect of our personal lives, including who we are allowed to marry, with ...

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Reproductive Rights

The government has no business telling people what to do in their private lives, and there is nothing more private than the choices a woman makes regarding her body and her health. Richard is a firm supporter of a woman’s unabridged right to contr...

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Richard Painter For United States Senate