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James "Jim" Abeler

Republican , Minnesota


James "Jim" Abeler
U.S. Senator

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Former Governor Al Quie

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Former Gov. Al Quie multiple current and former legislators many local elected officials many citizens

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Key Votes from Project Vote Smart: Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life 2014 candidate survey at (beginning on page 4)


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

No Answer

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

15. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

They understood the risk of one branch usurping the powers of another.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Debt & deficit: we must live within our means, and cannot rely on borrowing. That places our sovereignity at risk. Healthcare: ACA/Obamacare has adversely affected cost and quality of our care, and ironically even risks access to care. Foreign policy: our friends don't trust us and our enemies don't fear us. This places our security in peril.

17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

To protect the life of the mother.

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, voters, constitution, supreme court = congress

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian. My faith is the foundation for my life and values.


  • NW Chiropractic College, St Paul, MN, DC, 1979
  • Hamline University, St Paul, MN, 1974
  • Anoka High School, Anoka, MN, graduate, 1972
Work & Military
  • Abeler Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic, 1979-current
  • JA Properties, owner, manager, 1978-current
  • multiple over the years, chair, member, volunteer
  • State Representative, Held 1998-2014
  • US Senate, Sought 2014

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