The truth about Tina Smith

Tina Smith is a far-left partisan extremist.

  • Smith promised to serve in the “progressive tradition” of Paul Wellstone, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale. (The Washington Post, 12/13/17)
  • Smith referred to herself as a “progressive” in her maiden speech on the Senate Floor. (The Washington Post, 6/5/18)
  • Smith and her husband contributed at least $10,650 to Barack Obama, which includes donations to his Senate and both presidential campaigns.(Political MoneyLine, Accessed 12/11/17)
  • Smith was a senior advisor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign in Minnesota. ( Paul Pioneer Press, 10/3/07)
  • Smith and her husband contributed at least $7,400 to Hillary Clinton, first donating to her in 2003. (Political MoneyLine, Accessed 12/11/17)
  • Smith was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid and campaigned for her in the Minnesota presidential caucuses. ( Paul Pioneer Press, 8/16/15)
  • Smith left negotiations for a tax bill to attend a “Ready For Hillary” organizing meeting.(The Legal Ledger, 5/13/15)
  • Since being sworn in to the Senate, Smith has voted with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at least 93 percent of the time. (CQ Vote Studies, Accessed 8/6/18)
  • Since being sworn in to the Senate, Smith has voted with Senator Bernie Sanders at least 79 percent of the time. (CQ Vote Studies, Accessed 8/6/18)
  • Since being sworn in to the Senate, Smith has voted with Senator Elizabeth Warren at least 83 percent of the time. (CQ Vote Studies, Accessed 8/6/18)
  • Smith has aligned herself with Elizabeth Warren by cosponsoring her bills on student loans, health care, and ethics. (1162, Introduced 5/17/17; S.3194, Introduced 7/11/18; S.65, Introduced 1/9/17)
  • Smith has received campaign contributions from Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren. (Federal Election Commission, 2018 First Quarter, Filed 4/13/18)
  • In an interview with ABC’s “The View,” Smith dodged a question on whether it was a good electoral strategy to denounce Nancy Pelosi. (ABC News, “The View,” 3/16/18)

Tina Smith is a metro-area liberal elite.

  • Smith has been active in DFL politics since the 1990s. (Saint Paul Pioneer Press, 2/4/98)
  • From 1998 to 2010, Smith was campaign manager or senior advisor to seven Democrat campaigns. (Saint Paul Pioneer Press, 2/4/98; MinneapolisStar Tribune, 1/26/02; Associated Press, 10/13/02; Associated Press, 12/7/17; Paul Pioneer Press, 10/3/07; St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1/26/17; The Legal Ledger, 9/29/10)
  • Smith served in the Jessie Ventura administration. ( Paul Pioneer Press, 12/10/10)
  • Smith contributed at least $11,150 to Al Franken. (Political MoneyLine, Accessed 12/11/17)
  • Smith spoke at a rally to elect Al Franken (Duluth News Tribune, 10/27/14)
  • Smith praised Al Franken, calling him a “strong senator,” her “friend” who “advocated well” for Minnesota. (CNN, “New Day,” 1/8/18; ABC, “The View,” 3/16/18; CNN, “New Day,” 1/8/18)
  • Smith endorsed Keith Ellison for Attorney General of Minnesota. (Tina Smith, Twitter, 6/9/18)
  • In 2008, Smith contributed $1,000 to Ellison. (Political MoneyLine, Accessed 12/11/17)
  • In 2018, Ellison contributed $2,000 to Smith. (Tina Smith For Minnesota, 2018 July Quarterly Report, FEC, Filed 7/13/18)

Tina Smith is a wealthy D.C. insider — already.

  • According to Smith’s personal financial disclosures, she and her husband have a net worth between $5.2 million and $11.7 million. (Tina Smith, Personal Financial Disclosure, New Filer Report, United States Senate, Filed 5/3/18)
  • Smith was a partner at a Washington, D.C. media and strategy firm.(The Legal Ledger, 3/26/10)
  • Smith hosted a fundraiser with the Democratic Governors Association at her home.(The Legal Ledger, 10/28/11)
  • Smith and her husband donated $2,500 to a George Soros-funded voter mobilization project that was fined $750,000 for FEC violations in the 2004 presidential election. (Political MoneyLine, Accessed 12/11/17; The Hill, 8/29/07; The Washington Post, 8/3/05)
  • Smith has received at least $207,500 in campaign contributions from Leadership PACs, making it her largest contributor by industry. (Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 8/2/18)
  • Smith has received at least $192,500 in campaign contributions from the Lawyers & Lobbyists sector. (Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 8/2/18)
  • 4% of Smith’s Senate Campaign contributions came from outside of Minnesota. (Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 8/2/18)
  • Smith has received $123,750 in campaign contributions from the Washington, D.C. area. (Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 8/2/18)

Tina Smith hides her money in Bermuda.

  • Archie Smith owns a stake in an offshore hedge fund called “Pine Grove Offshore Fund” valued between $500,000 and $1 million which was incorporated in Bermuda. (Tina Smith, Personal Financial Disclosure, New Filer Report, United States Senate, Filed 5/3/18)
  • According to the Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC), Pine Grove Offshore Fund is claiming a “Safe Harbor” Rule. (Pine Grove Offshore Fund Ltd., Notice Of Sale Of Securities, United States Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC): Form D, Filed 8/7/02); SEC, Accessed 6/26/18)
  • Minnesota lost $2 billion due to tax havens, ranking 6th in the nation for personal and corporate income tax revenue loss due to tax havens. (S. PIRG Education Fund, Jan. 2013)
  • As Lieutenant Governor, Smith called for closing corporate tax loopholes. (Office Of Governor Mark Dayton, Fact Sheet, 1/5/17)

Tina Smith is an ineffective lawmaker.

  • As of July 2018, none of the 19 bills Senator Smith has introduced have passed the Senate. (gov, Accessed 7/27/18)
  • Smith failed to secure a land swap deal agreed upon by PolyMet and the U.S. Forest Service.(Polymet Mining, Accessed 7/26/18)
    • PolyMet, a copper-nickel mining company, and the U.S. Forest Service jointly proposed a “mutually beneficial land exchange” called NorthMet. (Polymet Mining, Accessed 7/26/18)
    • Under the agreement, the U.S. Forest Service would gain a net 505 acres of wetlands and 94 acres of land for public use in exchange for PolyMet’s plan to open a new copper-nickel mine. (USDA, Jan. 2017)
    • The land swap was left out of the final version of a 2018 spending bill signed by President Trump.
    • The Mesabi Daily Newscalled it a missed opportunity for Tina Smith that the deal was not in the spending bill. (Mesabi Daily News, 5/27/18)
    • Smith proposed an amendment to the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to get the land swap approval through Congress. (The Associated Press, 6/8/18)
    • Congressman Rick Nolan said the land swap was in “good hands” with Smith. (Mesabi Daily News, 4/13/18)
    • Smith’s amendment was opposed by environmental groups, and the NDAA conference committee dropped her amendment, effectively killing approval for the project. (The Associated Press, 6/8/18; Duluth News Tribune, 7/24/18)

Tina Smith is a partisan obstructionist.

  • According to FiveThirtyEight, as of August 2018, Smith votes in line with President Trump 26.3 percent of the time. (FiveThirtyEight’sTracking Congress In The Age Of Trump, Accessed 8/6/18)
  • Smith opposed President Trump on policy 73.3% of the time on policy votes, according to FiveThirtyEight.(FiveThirtyEight’sTracking Congress In The Age Of Trump, Accessed 8/6/18)
  • Smith voted against 3 of President Trump’s cabinet nominees: Gina Haspel, Mike Pompeo and Alex Azar. (FiveThirtyEight’sTracking Congress In The Age Of Trump, Accessed 7/23/18)
  • As of August 2018, Smith voted against 9 of 24 (37.5%) of President Trump’s judicial nominees. (PN 748, Roll Call Vote #3, Confirmed 97-0, 1/9/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN 752, Roll Call Vote #5, Confirmed 98-0, 1/10/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN 747, Roll Call Vote #7, Confirmed 92-0, 1/11/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN 1015, Roll Call Vote #9, Confirmed 96-0, 1/11/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN 1423, Roll Call Vote #27, Confirmed 56-42, 1/30/18, Smith Voted Nay; PN1404,Roll Call Vote #38, Confirmed 73-23, 2/27/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN884, Roll Call Vote #42, Confirmed 69-28, 3/1/18, Smith Voted Nay; PN992,  Roll Call Vote #46, Confirmed 95-0, 3/5/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN775,  Roll Call Vote #47, Confirmed 85-11, 3/5/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN876,  Roll Call Vote #49, Confirmed 98-0, 3/6/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN596, Roll Call Vote #65, Confirmed 96-1, 4/10/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN1410, Roll Call Vote #82, Confirmed 50-47, 4/24/18, Smith Voted Nay; PN1411, Roll Call Vote #87, Confirmed 62-34, 5/9/18, Smith Voted Nay; PN1405, Roll Call Vote #89, Confirmed 49-46, 5/10/18, Smith Voted Nay; PN1647, Roll Call Vote #92, Confirmed 90-0, 5/14/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN1648, Roll Call Vote #93, Confirmed 91-0, 5/14/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN1330, Roll Call Vote #94, Confirmed 77-21, 5/15/18, Smith Voted Nay; PN1526, Roll Call Vote #95, Confirmed 53-45, 5/15/18, Smith Voted Nay; PN886, Roll Call Vote #113, Confirmed 95-0, 6/5/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN991, Roll Call Vote #115, Confirmed 96-0, 6/5/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN1400, Roll Call Vote #117, Confirmed 83-11, 6/6/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN1642, Roll Call Vote #145, Confirmed 72-27, 7/10/18), Smith Voted Yea; PN1645, Roll Call Vote #160, Confirmed 50-49, 7/18/18, Smith Voted Yea; PN174, Roll Call Vote #174, Confirmed 52-46, 7/31/18, Smith Voted Nay)
  • Smith tweeted she will vote against Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court Justice on the night of President Trump’s announcement and joined a protest rally on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court later that evening. (NBC News, 7/9/18; Sen. Tina Smith, Twitter, 7/9/18; Minneapolis Star Tribune, 7/10/18)
    • Smith has fundraised off of her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh for SCOTUS. (Daily Kos, 7/9/18)
  • Smith has launched personal attacks against President Trump calling him “morally bankrupt” and an “existential danger.” (Tina Smith, Twitter, 8/12/17)
  • Smith opposed many parts of President Trump’s agenda such as the border wall, DACA, the travel ban, withdrawing from the Iran Deal, and the Paris Climate Agreement. (Weekly Democratic Address As Released By Sen. Schumer’s Office, 2/2/18; Sen. Tina Smith, Press Release, 6/26/18; Tina Smith, Facebook, 5/8/18; Tina Smith Senate Website,, Accessed 7/12/18)
  • Smith said numerous times that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and favored legislation to protect the Mueller investigation. (Tina Smith, Twitter, 1/27/18)
  • Smith cosponsored Elizabeth Warren’s Presidential Conflict of Interest Act, which would require Donald Trump to disclose more of his personal and business finances. (65, Introduced 1/9/17)
  • Smith called President Trump’s press conference with Putin in Helsinki “nothing short of disgraceful.” (Sen. Tina Smith, Facebook, 7/16/18)

Tina Smith wants unrestricted abortion.

  • Smith served as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and South Dakota. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/5/03
  • Smith was a registered lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota for four years. (Minnesota State Campaign Finance And Public Disclosure Board, June 2003 – May 2004; June 2004 – May 2005; January 2005 – December 2005; January 2006 – December 2006)
  • Planned Parenthood Acton Fund held a fundraiser in Smith’s honor for all of her service to the organization. ( Paul legal Ledger Capitol Report, 8/19/11)
  • Smith held a fundraiser hosted by Planned Parenthood activists for Mark Dayton in her home. ( Paul legal Ledger Capitol Report, 8/19/11)
  • During her time with Planned Parenthood, 9,717 abortions were performed in Minnesota and Planned Parenthood was reimbursed $450,000 by Minnesota taxpayers for abortions on low-income women. (Life News, 10/29/14)
  • Smith voted against banning late term abortions after 20 weeks. (S. 2311, Roll Call Vote #25, 1/29/17, Smith Voted Nay)
  • Smith cosponsored legislation prohibiting the government from imposing regulations on Abortion. (S.510, Introduced 3/2/17, Congress.gov, Accessed 7/11/18)
  • Smith has a 100% voting score with Planned Parentood. (Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Accessed 7/11/18)
  • Smith has received campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood, NARAL and Emily’s List. (Tina Smith For Minnesota, Federal Election Commission, 2018 First Quarter, Filed 4/13/18; , 2018 Second Quarter, Filed 7/13/18)
  • Smith referred to Planned Parenthood as her “home.” (Tina Smith, Twitter, 5/2/18)
  • Smith hired a former Senior Policy Representative for NARAL to her Senate Staff. ( Tina Smith, Legistorm, Accessed 7/9/18)

Tina Smith is weak on crime.

  • The Dayton administration opposed the death penalty. ( Cloud Times, 10/1/14)
  • Smith cosponsored Mike Lee’s Smarter Sentencing Act, which reduces mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug offenses. (S.1933, Introduced 10/5/17; org, Accessed 7/12/18)
  • The Dayton administration did not oppose the release of Clarence Opheim from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, despite a criminal history that included molesting 29 boys. (The Legal Ledger, 2/29/12)
  • The Dayton administration suggested naming a police training fund after Philando Castile. ( Paul Pioneer Press, 7/7/17)

Tina Smith is a tax-and-spend liberal.

  • Smith opposed President Trump’s tax reform bill. (Tina Smith, Twitter,4/17/18)
    • Trump’s tax reform bill led to Minnesota workers receiving raises and bonuses. (Winston Group, Updated Through July 2, 2018)
  • Smith voted to suspend the debt ceiling and raise spending caps for FY 2018 and FY 2019. (H.R. 1892, Roll Call Vote #31, 2/9/18, Smith Voted Yea)
  • Smith said that she supports spending on infastructure. (Sen. Tina Smith, Weekly Democratic Address As Released By Sen. Schumer’s Office, 2/2/18)
  • In 2018, Smith voted to shut down the federal government. (H.R. 195, Roll Call Vote #14: 1/19/18, Smith Voted Nay)
  • As chief of staff to Gov. Mark Dayton, Smith was involved in the longest known state government shutdown in U.S. history because of a dispute over raising taxes. ( Paul Legal Ledger, 7/20/11)
  • When Democrats had unified control of the Minnesota Government, they proposed raising income taxes, as well as taxes on clothing and online purchases. (Winona Daily News, 1/10/13)
  • The Dayton Administration proposed raising taxes on the state income tax. (MinneapolisStar Tribune, 2/4/11)
  • The Dayton Administration proposed raising taxes on cigarettes and some consumer services. (MinneapolisStar Tribune, 1/20/13)
  • As Lieutenant Governor, Smith pushed a plan that would raise taxes on gasoline and motor vehicles. ( Paul Pioneer Press, 3/4/15)
  • Smith contrubted to a ballot initiative campaign called “Yes Minnesota,” which would raise the state sales and use tax by three-eighths of a percent to pay for various environmental measures. (Political MoneyLine, Accessed 12/11/17; Vote Yes Minnesota, Facebook, Accessed 7/27/18)

Tina Smith wants more regulation.

  • Smith voted against rolling back Dodd-Frank. (S. 2155, Roll Call Vote #54: Smith Voted Nay)
  • Smith voted against repealing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule on indirect auto lending. J. Res. 57, Roll Call Vote #76: Smith Voted Nay)
  • Smith voted to reinstate President Obama’s net neutrality regulations on the internet. (S.J. Res. 52, Roll Call Vote #97, Smith Voted Yea)
  • Environmental advocates predicted that Smith would be a “reliable ally in the Senate.” (Bloomberg BNA, 1/9/18)
  • Smith supported bold action to tackle climate change and made protecting President Obama’s Climate Change agenda “a top priority.” (Tina Smith For Minnesota, Accessed 7/12/18)
    • Smith criticized President Trump’s decision to roll back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Office Of Governor Mark Dayton, Press Release, 7/11/18)
    • The Clean Power Plan would have increased Minnesota’s electricity and gas bills by more than $475 in 2020. (Energy Ventures Analysis, November 2014)
    • Smith voted to preserve President Obama’s Waters Of The Unites States (WOTUS) Rule. (H.R. 5895, Roll Call Vote #138:, 6/21/18, Smith Voted Yea)
  • Smith praised the Paris Climate Agreement and criticized President Trump for pulling out of it. Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/23/15; Tina Smith For Minnesota, Accessed 7/12/18)
  • As Lieutenant Governor, Smith pushed for a new state agency, The Office of Enterprise Sustainability,to tackle climate change. (Office Of Governor Mark Dayton, Press Release, 7/20/16)
  • Smith doubled down on renewable energy by setting a goal that 50% of Minnesota’s energy should come from renewable sources by 2030. ( Paul Pioneer Press, 4/2/17)

Tina Smith is bad for business.

  • Smith has taken $106,500 in campaign donations from the Labor Sector. (Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 8/2/18)
  • Smith cosponsored Bernie Sanders’ Raise The Wage Act, which would establish a $15 minimum wage by 2024, which is expected to jeopardize 83,000 jobs in Minnesota. (1242, Introduced 5/25/17; The Washington Post, 4/26/17; The Heritage Foundation, 8/17/16
  • Smith campaigned on closing the gender gap and paid family leave. (Tina For Minnesota, Accessed 7/19/18)
  • Smith voted against one of President Trump’s nominees for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). (PN1443, Roll Call Vote #67,Smith Voted Nay; CQ Summary, Accessed 4/11/18)
  • Smith campaigned on strengthening unions and cosponsred Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act, which would increase penalties on employees who ilegally fire workers for engaging in union organizing activities. (2810, Introduced 5/9/18; The Guardian, 5/9/18)
  • Steel workers were laid off under the Dayton Administration while Smith was lieutenant governor. Mesabi Daily News, 3/29/15

Tina Smith wants government-run health care.

  • Smith said that if she was a senator in 2017, she would have voted against President Trump’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. (WCCO, 7/24/18)
  • Smith said she is seeking universal health care and called health care a “basic human right.” (WCCO, 7/24/18)
  • Smith defended Obamacare despite the fact that average premiums in Minnesota have increased by 148%. (Kaiser Family Foundation, 1/6/15)
  • In 2013, MNsure’s, Minnesota’s state Obamacare exchange, rollout was bungled because its website was delayed and filled with glitches. (The Wall Street Journal, 10/6/13; Associated Press, 12/21/13; Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/27/13; Kaiser Health News, 3/12/14)
  • As lieutenant governor, Smith advocated for creating a public option in Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio, 10/30/17
  • As senator, Smith cosponsored legislation that would create state public option plans. ( 2001, Introduced 10/24/17)
  • Smith cosponsored legislation that would create Medicare Part E, which would create a public option at the federal level. ( 2708, Introduced 4/18/18, The Washington Examiner, 4/18/18)
  • Smith said that she believes that single-payer is the most direct way to ensure universal coverage. (Tina Smith For U.S. Senate, Accessed 7/13/18)
    • However, Smith has not signed onto Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All bill. (The Intercept, 5/18/18)
  • Smith opposed requiring able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work. (WCCO, 7/24/18)

Tina Smith is conflicted.

  • In her first month as senator, Smith cosponsored legislation to repeal the medical device tax. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1/4/18; 108, Introduced 1/12/17)
    • Smith’s husband Archie is an independent investor who specializes in medical device stocks.(Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Accessed 6/25/18)
    • Smith and her husband together own between $100,000 and $265,000 in stock from Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company. (Tina Smith, Personal Financial Disclosure, New Filer Report, United States Senate, Filed 5/3/18)
    • Medtronic lobbied for the repeal of the medical device tax. (Lobbying Disclosure Act Database, United States Senate, Filed 7/20/18)
    • Medtronic’s PAC contributed to Smith’s senate campaign, and the company’s CEO contributed to Smith’s campaigns for lieutenant governor and senator. (Tina Smith For Minnesota, FEC, 2018 First Quarter, Filed 4/13/18)
    • The IRS accused Medtronic of tax avoidance by taking advantage of low tax rates in Puerto Rico. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/25/18)
  • Smith and her husband own stock in pharmaceutical companies, who have contributed to the opioid crisis. (Tina Smith, Personal Financial Disclosure, New Filer Report, United States Senate, Filed 5/3/18)
    • Smith and her husband jointly own stock in Abbott Laboratories which used aggressive and misleading tactics in a “crusade”to sell oxycontin. (Tina Smith, Personal Financial Disclosure, New Filer Report, United States Senate, Filed 5/3/18; STAT, 9/22/16)
    • Smith and her husband own stock in Johnson & Johnson, which is a parent company to two companies being sued in Kentucky for deceptively marketing opioids. (Tina Smith, Personal Financial Disclosure, New Filer Report, United States Senate, Filed 5/3/18; NBC News, 4/18/18)
    • Smith received $13,100 in campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry. (Center For Responsive Politics,Accessed 7/13/18)

Tina Smith wants amnesty for illegal immigrants.

  • Smith supports a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. (Tina Smith For Minnesota, Accessed 7/18/18)
  • Smith voted against a Trump-backed plan to fix DACA by providiung a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers in exchange for funding the border wall and limiting the number of allowable visas. (Roll Call Vote #36: 2/15/18, Smith Voted Nay; CQ Summary, Accessed 2/16/18)
  • Smith voted for providing permenant residence for DREAMers without funding for a border wall. (Roll Call Vote #33: 2/15/18, Smith Voted Yea)
  • Smith publically advocated for DREAMers to have a pathway to citizenship. (CNN, “New Day,” 1/8/18)
  • Smith criticized President Trump’s decision to rescind President Obama’s executive action on DACA recipients. (Tina Smith, Twitter, 2/12/18)
  • Smith voted against funding the border wall and called it “a bad idea.” (CNN, “CNN Newsroom,” 6/19/18)
  • Smith opposed abolishing ICE but said that reforms are “badly needed.” (WCCO, 7/24/18)
  • Smith voted to protect Sanctuary Cities. (Roll Call Vote #34, 2/15/18, Smith Voted Nay)

Tina Smith is dangerous on national security.

  • Smith criticized President Trump for withdrawing from the Iran Deal. (Tina Smith, Facebook, 5/8/18)
  • Smith opposed President Trump’s travel ban. (Sen. Tina Smith,Press Release, 6/26/18)
  • Smith voted against reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillence Act (FISA). (Roll Call Vote #12, 1/18/18, Smith Voted Nay)
  • Smith voted against a 2018 Department of Defense appropriations bill. (Roll Call Vote #29, Smith Voted Nay, 2/8/18)

Tina Smith is too liberal on social issues.

  • As a member of the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, Smith voted for the removal of Civil War artwork from the Minnesota Capitol. (Post-Bulletin, 11/29/16)
  • Smith took credit for helping to leagalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. ( Paul Pioneer Press, 5/15/14; Tina Smith For Minnesota, Accessed 7/19/18)
  • Smith and her husband contributed to a campaign which opposed a 2011 ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as only a union between one man and one woman. (Political MoneyLine, Accessed 12/11/17; Minnesotans United For All Families, cached date 12/14/12)
  • Smith called for passing more “common sense” gun control measures. (Tina Smith For Minnesota, Accessed 7/19/18)
  • Smith supports expanding background checks and cosponsored Senator Chris Murphy’s Background Check Expansion Act. ( 2009, Introduced 10/25/17; Tina Smith For Minnesota, Accessed 7/19/18)
  • Smith cosponsored legislation to ban bump stocks. ( 1916, Introduced 10/4/17)
  • Smith said that she will stand up to the NRA, promising to never take money from them. (Tina Smith For Minnesota, Accessed 7/19/18)

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