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Sean Parnell on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

AK 2014: 2014 AK Senate debate


Mark Begich on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Brought greater openness to city government. (May 2008)
  • Increase financial transparency for Senate staff. (May 2008)
  • Senate lobbying disclosures should include family ties. (May 2008)
  • Campaign transparency with sortable online database. (May 2008)
  • No secret meetings; full appointment disclosure for Senators. (May 2008)
  • No more automatic pay raises for Senators. (May 2008)
  • No revolving door for former senate staff to lobby. (May 2008)
  • No campaign fundraising through private foundations. (May 2008)
  • Support an Independent Office of Public Integrity. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Joe Miller on Government Reform
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Federal aid to Alaska is coming to an end. (Oct 2010)
  • Limit federal powers to those spelled out in Constitution. (Oct 2010)
  • Get rid of earmarks and regulations that limit development. (Oct 2010)
  • Pledge against earmarks: we're over-dependent on feds. (Sep 2010)
  • Increase campaign limits; deregulate corporate donations. (Sep 2010)
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)
  • Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Government Reform
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks. (Oct 2010)
  • Earmarked aid for Alaska is vital; cut pork in Lower 48. (Oct 2010)
  • Alaska loses with a Senator who caucuses with the Democrats. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
Dan Sullivan on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mead Treadwell on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • More absentee voting; & keep more open polling places. (Oct 2013)

House:


Don Young on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Don Young on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Government Reform
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • OpEd: Appointed & protected corrupt Oil & Gas Commissioner. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Tony Knowles on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • A one-party strategy for America doesn’t work. (Oct 2004)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Sarah Palin on Government Reform
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 43 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Cut funding for "fluffery" like the NPR and NEA. (Jan 2011)
  • 1950s push for AK statehood based on lack of representation. (Nov 2010)
  • Transparency meetings should not be held behind closed doors. (Feb 2010)
  • Get people in government who seek divine intervention. (Feb 2010)
  • Conflict of interest in fellow Councilor's garbage proposal. (Nov 2009)
  • 2006: Small donors;returned checks with conflict of interest. (Nov 2009)
  • Refused per diem expenses for housing and First Family. (Nov 2009)
  • As Gov., avoided "high-end, robe-and-slippers" hotels. (Nov 2009)
  • 1996: Promised to cut her own pay as mayor; then did so. (Nov 2009)
  • Resigned as AOGCC chair to protest its corruption. (Nov 2009)
  • Ran 2006 campaign against "Corrupt Bastards Club". (Nov 2009)
  • Put state checkbook online, for budget transparency. (Nov 2009)
  • Criminal penalty if vote traded for campaign contribution. (Nov 2009)
  • Complaint filed about kids' travel; all dismissed or settled. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Yes, usually chose frugal travel, but not always. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Over half of her campaign funded by large donors. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Criticized conflict of interest, but did the same. (Nov 2009)
  • Often cites Exxon Valdez Supreme Court case. (Aug 2009)
  • Overall reduction of 7% spending, plus state hiring freeze. (Jan 2009)
  • Agrees with Cheney that VP as executive is flexible. (Oct 2008)
  • Many Supreme Court rulings are better addressed by states. (Oct 2008)
  • No state-mandated religion, but public faith is ok. (Oct 2008)
  • McCain is maverick who wants to reform government. (Sep 2008)
  • Alienated legislators by line-item-vetoing their projects. (Sep 2008)
  • Regulate for people & against cronyism & lobbyists. (Sep 2008)
  • Only independent mavericks can reform Washington. (Sep 2008)
  • Small town mayors are on front lines of accountability. (Sep 2008)
  • Never been part of an Alaska secessionist party. (Sep 2008)
  • Shook up the good-ol’ boys network with major ethics reform. (Sep 2008)
  • Vetoed nearly half a billion dollars in wasteful spending. (Sep 2008)
  • 1996 mayoral election focus: ideology, term limits, religion. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain: She’s a soul-mate who implemented ethics reform. (Aug 2008)
  • Individuals make better decisions than government. (Aug 2008)
  • VECO scandal & Stevens indictment shows need for GOP cleanup. (Jul 2008)
  • Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual. (Jul 2007)
  • Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007. (Mar 2007)
  • Sell previous governor’s jet on eBay--it’s impractical. (Dec 2006)
  • Attended numerous debates & did not avoid any unnecessarily. (Oct 2006)

    Bridge to Nowhere

  • Replaced “Bridge to Nowhere” with improved ferry system. (Sep 2008)
  • Killed “bridge to nowhere” project as unneeded. (Aug 2008)
  • Supported infamous “Bridge to Nowhere”; now criticizes it. (Aug 2008)
  • Fight “bridge to nowhere” and all earmarks. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports state funding for Gravina Island bridge. (Oct 2006)
Jim Sykes on Government Reform
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Support campaign finance reform & public financing. (Jun 2004)
  • Get Big Money out of AK Politics. (May 2004)
Frank Vondersaar on Government Reform
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
  • Stricter limits on political campaign funds. (May 2010)
Dave Cuddy on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McAdams on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • Fight for fair share of federal aid to Alaska. (Oct 2010)
  • Banning earmarks now is a threat to Alaska. (Sep 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Government Reform
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • OpEd: Appointed & protected corrupt Oil & Gas Commissioner. (Nov 2009)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Rick Sikma on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
  • Stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Jun 2008)
Ted Stevens on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Earmarks make sure Alaska’s needs are met. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Vic Vickers on Government Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
  • Will not accept a single penny from any special interest. (Aug 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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