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Website: http://stevecarlsonforussenate2018.com/

Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Official Bio:

Steve Carlson is an American political figure seeking political office in Minnesota, his home state. He is running against Amy Klobuchar in the August 14 primary election for the Democratic Party. Carlson has previously run with the Minnesota Independence party for U.S. Senate as the nominee facing former Senator Al Franken, and also for the U.S. House in the 4th Congressional district. In 2016 he ran a write-in campaign for president while maintaining a court action against unconstitutional election practices by the state all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Because he began to back Donald Trump and because the Supreme Court did not take it seriously, Carlson shifted back to the 4th Congressional district, this time as a Democrat. The Independence Party was no longer a major political party. Carlson has also served for nearly a decade in the university government at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He has worked at the American Cancer Society Midwest office in Eagan and for a number of financial services companies, and as a newspaper editor primarily for the Asian American Press in St. Paul, MN.

Your key platforms:

1. We need to continue to create jobs as Donald Trump has been leading us to do. This includes smart trade, continue and improve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and related Trump initiatives. We also need to enforce Minnesota's usury laws (8% per annum) by amending the National Bank Act of 1864 to give Minnesota's banks an even playing field with national banks. And we need to reverse the growth of the federal deficit by shifting the power and the revenue back from Washington to the states, including merging and eliminating federal departments and agencies. And more like actions.
2. We must build up our defense and rebuild our defense industries, including increased domestic steel production and iron mining from Minnesota. We must reform NATO and include Russia in G-8. We must eliminate nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula by diplomacy or military actions. We must defend our border and build the Wall in order to stop massive illegal immigration and create security and community all along the Mexican border.
3. We must provide adequate protections for Americans against killer diseases like cancer, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, MS, Alzheimers, etc., by research and by early detection and prevention and education, and by helping people with pre-existing conditions. To do this we must overcome health disparities, where a group such as a race, nationality or culture, income class or gender is at greater risk for these killer diseases. I have previously praised the SAGE and MA-BC, both state versions of federal breast and cervical cancer programs, but have seen the state cuts off the medical payments and pockets the money for its real priorities. So this program must be vastly improved, but otherwise is a kind of model for the attacks on killer diseases we must carry out.

What’s one thing you want the Rochester community to know about you?

I am a leader, not just an idea person, and will help the leadership in the U.S. Senate, and President Trump, to turn this nation around as we have been doing. This includes making the country focus on the proper federal role in health care, and on growing the economy through the proper role of government, and working with our president and our great military defense to keep our country safe, and a world leader. I have parliamentary experience and leadership experience.