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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Steve Beshear on Technology
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • Ideas are the foundation of any new economy. (Jan 2008)

Senate:

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Matt Bevin on Technology
Republican Challenger: Click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alison Grimes on Technology
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitch McConnell on Technology
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • 1987: Supported $87.5B earmark-laden highway bill. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Rand Paul on Technology
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Bridgegate is unsettling; government should not bully people. (Feb 2014)
  • 4th Amendment bans NSA from collecting everyone's phone data. (Dec 2013)
  • I don't mind spying on terrorists, but not on all Americans. (Jul 2013)
  • FactCheck: Free "Obama phones" actually started in 1984. (Feb 2013)
  • Sharply questioned ban on incandescent light bulbs. (Sep 2012)
  • TSA is a testament to Islamic terrorist's success. (Sep 2012)
  • TSA's primary function violates the Fourth Amendment. (Sep 2012)
  • Voted NO on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)

House:


Andy Barr on Technology
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Ben Chandler on Technology
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Chief information officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Brett Guthrie on Technology
Republican (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Thomas Massie on Technology
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Hal Rogers on Technology
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Ed Whitfield on Technology
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
John Yarmuth on Technology
Democrat: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Technology
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Ernie Fletcher on Technology
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Paul Patton on Technology
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • Invest in education, infrastructure, environment, and more. (Dec 1999)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding. (Sep 2001)
Wendell Ford on Technology
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Ken Lucas on Technology
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Promote internet via Congressional Internet Caucus. (Jan 2001)
Dan Mongiardo on Technology
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scotty Baesler on Technology
Democrat (District 6): Click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Buckmaster on Technology
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Bunning on Technology
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Jack Conway on Technology
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Greg Fischer on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Technology
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Trey Grayson on Technology
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Lewis on Technology
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
Bruce Lunsford on Technology
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Supports net neutrality as part of telecommunications reform. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it. (Jun 2008)
  • Make substantial investments in new research and development. (Jun 2008)
  • Invest in basic infrastructure, plus broadband. (Nov 2007)
Anne Meagher Northup on Technology
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup on other issues.
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Technology
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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