#weCUkennedy

A focus on CU President Mark Kennedy's career in politics.

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March 1, 2011

Serves as treasurer for Pawlenty campaign
Kennedy joined Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign, supporting his anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research platform. This position was left off his CV and application for CU President.

October 30, 2006

Senate debate: "Good fences make good neighbors" on the border
During the Minnesota Senate debate, Kennedy defends the 700-mile fencing along the Mexican border, saying that "good fences make good neighbors," and boasting that "we've ended catch-and-release" (allowing detained migrants bail).

October 15, 2006

Senate debate: Twisting his voting record in Congress
During a Minnesota Senate debate, Kennedy tried to distinguish himself from the Bush administration, despite supporting the President with his vote 92% of the time. He noted that he voted against the No Child Left Behind Act in his first year in Congress, even though his voting record indicates the exact opposite.

2005-2006

Minnesota Senate Candidacy
Kennedy's senatorial campaign included the following plans: "define marriage as between one man and one woman," "recognize English as the official language of the United States," expand work requirements for welfare receipients, exempt US military members from prosecution as war criminals.

2004

Kennedy receives a 93% rating from the NRA as a U.S. representative
As a representative, the National Rifle Association rated Kennedy’s positions as 93% favorable to their pro-gun manufacturer lobbying agenda.

2001-2007

Republican member of House of Representatives
Kennedy serves as a Republican member of the House of Representatives (MN-6), voting with his party 91% of the time.