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Jan Brewer on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jan Brewer on other issues.
  • Limit government spending to overcome AZ deficit. (Nov 2011)
  • Cut $1.6 billion from AZ state budget. (Nov 2011)
  • Make it easier for our overseas military soldiers to vote. (Dec 2008)
  • Replace punch card voting with touch-screen devices. (Dec 2008)
Fred DuVal on Government Reform
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Fred DuVal on other issues.
  • Ban on legislator gifts from lobbyists or companies. (Jul 2014)
  • Toll-free phone number to report unnecessary regulations. (Jul 2014)
Phil Gordon on Government Reform
Mayor of Phoenix: Click here for Phil Gordon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
JL Mealer on Government Reform
Independent for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for JL Mealer on other issues.
  • Crush special interests & incumbents who oppose 3rd parties. (Sep 2011)

Senate:

AZ 2012: 2012 Arizona Senate debate


Richard Carmona on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Carmona on other issues.
  • All earmarks are not pork. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary. (May 2012)
  • Require financial analysts to disclose contacts in Congress. (Mar 2012)
Jeff Flake on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Opposes Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary. (May 2012)
  • End the egregious practice of earmarking. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Jon Kyl on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator (AZ; retiring 2012): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jon Kyl on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Sponsored bill allowing individual votes on each earmark. (Feb 2006)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Ban paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
John McCain on Government Reform
Republican nominee for President; Senior Senator (AZ): Click here for 96 full quotes OR click here for John McCain on other issues.
  • Hayworth was unethical lobbyist hawking infomercials. (Jul 2010)
  • Considered one-term pledge to address age issue. (Jan 2010)
  • Picked Palin because she took on entrenched bureaucracy. (Nov 2009)
  • Led bipartisan "Gang of 14" on judicial nominee standoff. (Aug 2009)
  • Partisan rancor isn’t a cause, it’s a symptom. (Sep 2008)
  • Fought corruption and the big spenders in both parties. (Sep 2008)
  • Share the credit for good ideas instead of fighting over it. (Sep 2008)
  • Eliminate broken government programs--20% of all program. (Feb 2008)
  • More sunshine on the Working Group on Financial Markets. (Jan 2008)
  • No signing statements: either sign or veto bills. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on homeland safety, restoring trust, and fiscal policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Authored line-item veto law; struck down by Supreme Court. (Oct 2007)
  • Keating Five mea culpa established openness to press. (Oct 2007)
  • Skepticism in government can lead to chaos. (Oct 2007)
  • As usual, responsible for none of 309 earmarks in 2007. (Oct 2007)
  • There’s only one president; V.P. sticks to official duties. (Aug 2007)
  • OpEd: Led campaign finance reform because of Keating Five. (Oct 2005)
  • McCain-Feingold is latest in line of 200 years of CFR. (Oct 2001)
  • Infuriates fellow senators by battling pork-barrel spending. (Oct 2001)
  • Reform called incumbent protection, but fought by incumbents. (Oct 2001)
  • Reform election system, and get rid of electors. (Nov 2000)
  • 2000: Theme "reformer & outsider" attacked as Senate insider. (Sep 2000)
  • Early Congressional races included large war chests. (Sep 2000)
  • McCain-Feingold reforms never appealed to GOP base. (Sep 2000)
  • Reform focus endears him to many, but alienates GOP insiders. (Sep 2000)
  • Reform was a lonely message in 2000. (Sep 2000)
  • No term limits; they throw away the good with the bad. (Jan 2000)
  • Influence peddling helps the Chinese Army. (Sep 1999)
  • Politicans poll, posture, & influence-peddle. (Jun 1999)
  • Supports Line-Item Veto and Balanced Budget. (May 1999)
  • Supports term limits on Congress. (Jul 1998)

    Campaign Finance Reform

  • Alleged affair with lobbyist hurt image as reformer. (Jan 2010)
  • 5-year struggle for CFR portrayed in press as epic tale. (Mar 2008)
  • CFR cut soft money & increased hard money; both helped GOP. (Mar 2008)
  • 1993: Proposed barring campaign funds for personal expenses. (Mar 2008)
  • No litmus test for Supreme Court nominees on McCain-Feingold. (Feb 2008)
  • The 527s need to be eliminated. (Oct 2007)
  • OpEd: McCain-Feingold chilled grassroots political speech. (Oct 2007)
  • 527s are clearly illegal; reform intended for small donors. (Apr 2007)
  • Supported then opposed transparency in grassroots reporting. (Jan 2007)
  • Profile in Courage award for preserving integrity of system. (Apr 2003)
  • Campaign finance reform needed to restore faith in politics. (May 2002)
  • Finance reform will prevail if we have the votes & the guts. (May 2002)
  • Supported non-severability as key component of CFR. (May 2002)
  • CFR passes Senate; focus on House, not court challenges. (Apr 2001)
  • Differentiate “electioneering” from real issue ads. (Mar 2001)
  • Clearer rules about campaign finance; no soft money. (Jan 2001)
  • Replace battle of bucks with battle of ideas. (Feb 2000)
  • Fight iron triangle: special interests, money, & legislation. (Feb 2000)
  • Campaign reform that’s best for country, not for GOP. (Jan 2000)
  • Take away soft money & “hurt the unions bad”. (Jan 2000)
  • Money corrupts politics, and soft money corrupts absolutely. (Dec 1999)
  • Campaign Finance: ban both labor union & corporate donations. (May 1999)

    Earmarks & Pork

  • Save $30M just by ending duplicative catfish regulation. (Apr 2012)
  • Authorized earmarks OK; unauthorized earmarks not. (Feb 2012)
  • Would fight for line-item veto, and veto pork. (Oct 2008)
  • We need a reformer because system in Washington is broken. (Oct 2008)
  • I fought earmarks even in defense spending. (Oct 2008)
  • FactCheck: Killed corrupt $6.8B contract, but reinstated it. (Oct 2008)
  • Get earmarks under control to deal with the financial crisis. (Sep 2008)
  • Obama requested for $932M of pork projects; I fought pork. (Sep 2008)
  • FactCheck: Earmarks have gone down in last 5 years. (Sep 2008)
  • Earmarks are terrible and pernicious; Palin learned that. (Sep 2008)
  • FactCheck: $35B in pork meant $484 per child, not $1000. (Jan 2008)
  • I’m “the sheriff”, not Miss Congeniality, about pork bills. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Claim of “24 years with no earmarks” mostly true. (Jan 2008)
  • Close corporate loopholes; veto pork-barrel spending. (Jan 2000)
  • Drain the big money swamp to kill lobbyist mosquitoes. (Dec 1999)
  • End sugar subsidy; corporate welfare at its worst. (Aug 1999)

    Voting Record

  • Gets legislation passed despite lack of congeniality. (Mar 2000)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Sponsored bill subjecting 527s to political committee rules. (Feb 2005)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Sponsored bill disclosing lobbyist info & gifts on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Rethink flawed Presidential daily intelligence briefings. (Mar 2005)
  • CIA yielded to conventional wisdom, not political pressure. (Mar 2005)
  • Sponsored bill allowing individual votes on each earmark. (Feb 2006)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Ban paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)

House:


Ron Barber on Government Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ron Barber on other issues.
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Sep 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Trent Franks on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Trent Franks on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Paul Gosar on Government Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gosar on other issues.
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Raul Grijalva on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (AZ-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Raul Grijalva on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Government Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ann Kirkpatrick on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
David Schweikert on Government Reform
Republican (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Schweikert on other issues.
  • 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)
Kyrsten Sinema on Government Reform
Democrat (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kyrsten Sinema on other issues.
  • Contribution & spending limits on political campaigns. (Nov 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Janet Napolitano-Gov on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor; now in Cabinet: Click here for Janet Napolitano-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Riggs on Government Reform
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Riggs on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Don Bivens on Government Reform
Former Democratic Challenger (2012): Click here for Don Bivens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bryan Hackbarth on Government Reform
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for Bryan Hackbarth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Ruben on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Ruben on other issues.
  • Corporate money and politics do not mix. (May 2012)
Jeff Flake on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Opposes Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary. (May 2012)
  • End the egregious practice of earmarking. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Sponsored bill prohibiting non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored prohibiting IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Gabby Giffords on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gabby Giffords on other issues.
  • Cut salaries of all members of Congress by 5%. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports public funding for political campaigns. (Nov 2000)
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Ed Pastor on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (AZ-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pastor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Keep campaign soft money; allow legal resident contributions. (Jun 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Ben Quayle on Government Reform
Republican (lost 2012 primary) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben Quayle on other issues.
  • Member of House Judiciary Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Matt Salmon on Government Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Matt Salmon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Jane Dee Hull on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1997-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jane Dee Hull on other issues.
  • Pay state employees more, to ensure quality staff. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
J.D. Hayworth on Government Reform
Republican (until 2007) (District 6): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Adhere to 10th Amendment; delegate power to states. (Jul 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
J.D. Hayworth on Government Reform
2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Adhere to 10th Amendment; delegate power to states. (Jul 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Stuart Starky on Government Reform
2004 former Democrat challenger; also ran for Senate in '00: Click here for Stuart Starky on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Stump on Government Reform
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Stump on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Garcia on Government Reform
2010 Democratic challenger (lost primary); previously Mayor: Click here for Rudy Garcia on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rodney Glassman on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Rodney Glassman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Kolbe on Government Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Jim Kolbe on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Harry Mitchell on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Harry Mitchell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored bill repealing automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Jim Pederson on Government Reform
Democratic challenger, state party chair: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Pederson on other issues.
  • Push for lobbying reform. (Jan 2006)
Rick Renzi on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rick Renzi on other issues.
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES 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)
John Shadegg on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AZ-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Shadegg on other issues.
  • 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 NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Limit federal power, per the 10th Amendment. (Dec 2000)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions; with full disclosure. (Dec 2000)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Sponsored bill that laws must cite Constitutional authority. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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