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Steve Beshear on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • Smart Government: sell surplus land, buildings and vehicles. (Feb 2013)
  • 6-day furlough for state workers; cut top staff salaries 10%. (Feb 2011)
  • Comprehensive ethics package to restore trust. (Jan 2008)
  • Campaign spending limits with reduced TV rates. (Nov 1996)

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Matt Bevin on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
  • Permanent ban on earmarks, with no loopholes. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
  • Lifelong commitment to protecting the right to vote. (Jun 2013)
  • Kentuckians need greater access to polls. (Nov 2011)
Mitch McConnell on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • Disparaged campaign finance reform as Beltway issue. (Oct 2007)
  • 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 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 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)
  • Ban paid voter registration. (May 2009)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Rand Paul on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Term limits if budget can't get balanced. (Feb 2013)
  • Conservatives should criticize GOP when they grow government. (Feb 2012)
  • Our legislative victory: an end to earmarks. (Jan 2012)
  • Federal contracts should include no-PAC clauses. (Feb 2011)
  • Instead of bringing home the bacon, bring home politicians. (Feb 2011)
  • FactCheck: No, Kagan never she'd regulate vegetable eating. (Feb 2011)
  • Lobbyists' sole goal is to rip you off. (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)

House:


Andy Barr on Government Reform
Republican (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Andy Barr 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)
Ben Chandler on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler 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 YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Brett Guthrie on Government Reform
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Thomas Massie on Government Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • All earmarks should be transparent to public scrutiny. (Nov 2012)
  • 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)
Hal Rogers on Government Reform
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers 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 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)
Ed Whitfield on Government Reform
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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 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)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
John Yarmuth on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Ethics. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Government Reform
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Ernie Fletcher on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Enforce existing campaign finance laws. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
Paul Patton on Government Reform
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
Wendell Ford on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Ken Lucas on Government Reform
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
Dan Mongiardo on Government Reform
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scotty Baesler on Government Reform
Democrat (District 6): Click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Buckmaster on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Ban soft money; no corporate- or union-funded issue ads. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning 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)
  • 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Jack Conway on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • I stood up for the people against price-gouging & lies. (Oct 2010)
Greg Fischer on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Government Reform
Republican (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Enforce existing campaign finance laws. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
Trey Grayson on Government Reform
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Lewis on Government Reform
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Bruce Lunsford on Government Reform
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Special interest contributions turn into legislative favors. (Aug 2008)
  • McConnell runs a shakedown operation to get business donors. (Jun 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup 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)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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