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Jack Markell on Government Reform
Delaware Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Markell on other issues.
  • Supports government transparency and accountability. (Oct 2011)

Senate:

DE 2014: 2014 DE Senate debate


Tom Carper on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (DE): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Tom Carper on other issues.
  • I never received any money from Jack Abramoff. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES 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 NO 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 NO on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
Chris Coons on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Coons on other issues.
  • Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees. (Nov 2013)
  • Consider 3-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending. (Oct 2010)
  • Campaign spending is not a form of speech. (Sep 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
Christine O`Donnell on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Christine O`Donnell on other issues.
  • Cancel unspent stimulus; freeze spending & hiring. (Oct 2010)
  • Private sector solutions over growth of government. (Sep 2010)
  • Deal With Delaware: I will limit myself to two terms. (May 2008)
  • Pledges only 2 terms, so decisions not based on keeping seat. (Aug 2006)
  • 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)
Alex Pires on Government Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for Alex Pires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kevin Wade on Government Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Kevin Wade on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


John Carney on Government Reform
Democrat (District AL): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Carney on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Feb 2013)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ruth Ann Minner on Government Reform
Democratic DE Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ruth Ann Minner on other issues.
  • Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns. (Nov 2004)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Michael Castle on Government Reform
Former GOP (until 2010) (District AL): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • 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)
Michael Castle on Government Reform
2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep.: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Michael Castle 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • 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)
Ray Clatworthy on Government Reform
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (DE): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ray Clatworthy on other issues.
  • Fewer limits on political campaign funds. (Mar 2009)
William Roth on Government Reform
Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for William Roth on other issues.
  • 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)
Ted Kaufman on Government Reform
Democratic Senate-Appointee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kaufman on other issues.
  • OpEd: Appointment & non-reelection allowed fierce honesty. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
Mike Protack on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Protack on other issues.
  • Judges should interpret the Constitution, not write new laws. (Jan 2006)
  • Bankruptcy laws should recognize its causes. (Jan 2006)
Jan Ting on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jan Ting on other issues.
  • Lobbyists should not be allowed to donate to legislators. (Oct 2006)
  • Pledges not to serve more than two six-year terms. (Sep 2006)
Beau Biden on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Attorney General: Click here for Beau Biden on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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