Should GOP candidates be focusing more on their social issue positions?

Four of the candidates seeking the GOP nomination for governor. MPR News / Tom Scheck
The four Republicans running for governor in next month’s primary aren’t saying much about a topic important to many Republicans: social issues.

Even as Scott Honour, Jeff Johnson, Marty Seifert and Kurt Zellers tout their conservative credentials on the campaign trail, they’re largely steering clear of topics like abortion and same-sex marriage. Voters, they argue, are more interested in taxes, spending and other economic issues.

All four GOP candidates oppose abortion. They gave identical answers to the survey questions posed by the group Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life for its primary voters’ guide, including a pledge to support legislation to limit and/or prohibit taxpayer funded abortions. [More from MPR News reporter Tim Pugmire]

Today’s Question: Should GOP candidates be focusing more on their social issue positions?