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Kweisi Mfume on Government Reform

Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative


Supports same-day registration for voting

Want to talk about election reform? Mfume's for paper trails, same-day registration and national election standards. "Voting," he says, "is a birthright that goes with your citizenship. It's not a privilege, but it's been redefined that way over the years."
Source: Joshua Holland, AlterNet, "Can Kweisi Make It" Feb 21, 2006

Supports publicly funded political campaigns

Want to talk about reform? "I think elections ought to be publicly funded," he says. "If we can put salary caps on football teams and basketball teams, it seems that we ought to be able to do that for candidates running for office."
Source: Joshua Holland, AlterNet, "Can Kweisi Make It" Feb 21, 2006

No limits on PAC contributions to campaigns

Q: Should the federal government adopt a policy of limiting or banning Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to federal candidates?

A: No.

Q: Do you support the principle of limiting the number of terms U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives can serve in Congress?

A: No

Q: Do you support the principle of a Line-Item Veto for the President?

A: No

Source: 1994 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Other candidates on Government Reform: Kweisi Mfume on other issues:
MD Gubernatorial:
Martin O`Malley
Robert Ehrlich
MD Senatorial:
Barbara Mikulski
Benjamin Cardin
Daniel Vovak
Kevin Zeese
Michael Steele
Paul Sarbanes

2004 Presidential:
Pres.George W. Bush
Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

2008 possibilities:

Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
V.P.Al Gore
Sen.Barack Obama
Sen.John McCain


2006 Senate retirements:
Jon Corzine(D,NJ)
Mark Dayton(DFL,MN)
Bill Frist(R,TN)
Jim Jeffords(I,VT)
Paul Sarbanes(D,MD)
2006 Senate Races:
(AZ)Kyl v.Pederson
(CA)Feinstein v.Mountjoy
(CT)Lieberman v.Lamont v.Schlesinger
(DE)Carper v.Ting
(FL)Nelson v.Harris
(HI)Akaka v.Thielen
(IN)Lugar v.Osborn
(MA)Kennedy v.Chase
(MD)Cardin v.Steele v.Zeese
(ME)Snowe v.Bright
(MI)Stabenow v.Bouchard
(MN)Kennedy v.Klobuchar
(MO)Talent v.McCaskill
(MS)Lott v.Fleming v.Bowlin
(MT)Burns v.Tester
(ND)Conrad v.Grotberg
(NE)Nelson v.Ricketts
(NJ)Menendez v.Kean
(NM)Bingaman v.McCulloch
(NV)Ensign v.Carter
(NY)Clinton v.Spencer
(OH)DeWine vBrown
(PA)Santorum v.Casey
(RI)Chafee vWhitehouse
(TN)Ford v.Corker
(TX)Hutchison v.Radnofsky
(UT)Hatch v.Ashdown
(VA)Allen v.Webb
(VT)Sanders v.Tarrant
(WA)Cantwell v.McGavick v.Guthrie
(WI)Kohl v.Vogeler v.Redick
(WV)Byrd v.Raese
(WY)Thomas v.Groutage
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