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Eliot Cutler on Government Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Cutler on other issues.
  • North Carolina retooled strategically: Maine should do same. (Dec 2013)
  • Office of The Grim Repealer: remove outdated regulations. (Dec 2013)
  • Citizens United opened floodgates to corrupt politics. (Dec 2013)
  • Oppose all efforts to restrict access to the ballot box. (Oct 2013)
Paul LePage on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • Replaced same-day voter registration with photo ID rule. (Apr 2012)
Michael Michaud on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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 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 restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

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ME 2014: 2014 ME Senate debate


Shenna Bellows on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • Funding her campaign $5 at a time from local events. (Dec 2013)
  • Same-day voter registration for Maine & federally. (Nov 2013)
  • Role in campaign to restore same-day voter registration. (Oct 2013)
Susan Collins on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Outrageous for IRS to target Tea Party groups. (May 2013)
  • Reform public financing system to get more opt-in. (Jun 2008)
  • Reform campaign finance (after fighting massive warchests). (Jul 2000)
  • Repeal backroom politics $50B giveaway to tobacco companies. (Jul 2000)
  • 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 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 YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Scott D`Amboise on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns. (Nov 2006)
Cynthia Dill on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Stop sending corporate-funded candidates to Congress. (Aug 2012)
  • Establish a public funding system for federal elections. (May 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • 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 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 YES 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)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Charlie Summers on Government Reform
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • OpEd: Pushes for voter registration, with his name on ballot. (Mar 2012)

House:


Michael Michaud on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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 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 restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Chellie Pingree on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • 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)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Government Reform
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Limit political campaign donations. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Matt Dunlap on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • No campaign donation limits; just disclosure. (Nov 2002)
Angus King on Government Reform
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations. (May 2012)
  • States Rights: code for 1840s slavery; & 1950s segregation. (Aug 2011)
  • Restrict and disclose all campaign donations & spending. (Nov 1998)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Angus King on Government Reform
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations. (May 2012)
  • States Rights: code for 1840s slavery; & 1950s segregation. (Aug 2011)
  • Restrict and disclose all campaign donations & spending. (Nov 1998)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Tom Allen on Government Reform
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Supports public taxpayer funding for federal candidates. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Tom Allen on Government Reform
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Supports public taxpayer funding for federal candidates. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
William Cohen on Government Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Jim Longley on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Jean Hay Bright on Government Reform
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Generous allotment of campaign TV time, publicly-funded. (Oct 2006)
  • Impeach Bush & Cheney for violating Constitution. (May 2006)
Eric Mehnert on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • 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)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John Baldacci on Government Reform
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Limit political campaign donations. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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