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Steve Bullock on Government Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Dark money makes our elections into auctions. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

MT 2014: 2014 MT Senate debate


John Bohlinger on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Bohlinger on other issues.
  • Supports term limits & campaign contribution limits. (Nov 1998)
Champ Edmunds on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Champ Edmunds on other issues.
  • No limits on political contributions. (Nov 2012)
Dennis Rehberg on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • It's not about campaign spending; it's government spending. (Oct 2012)
  • Citizens United ok: political free speech is most important. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports cutting Public Broadcasting Service & Americorps. (Oct 2012)
  • There should be nothing more free than political free speech. (Jun 2012)
  • Citizens United: nothing more free than political speech. (Jun 2012)
  • 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)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Corey Stapleton on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corey Stapleton on other issues.
  • Limit political contributions; plus full disclosure. (Nov 2000)
Jon Tester on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jon Tester on other issues.
  • Citizens United is scary for democracy. (Oct 2012)
  • Oppose Citizens United: limit corporate political spending. (Oct 2012)
  • Citizens United ruling puts democracy at risk. (Jun 2012)
  • Earmarks without transparency are wrong for democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • K-Street cronies control Congressional spending decisions. (Oct 2006)
  • End policymaking for those with the biggest campaign checks. (Aug 2006)
  • End the “pay-to-play” culture of Washington. (Jan 2006)
  • Ban lobbyist gifts, and more, starting with my own campaign. (Jan 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)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John Walsh on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for John Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Steve Daines on Government Reform
Republican (District 0): Click here for Steve Daines on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Brian Schweitzer on Government Reform
Democratic MT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Schweitzer on other issues.
  • Refuses special interest & PAC money for his campaign. (Nov 2004)
Max Baucus on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (MT): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Max Baucus on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
Dennis Rehberg on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • It's not about campaign spending; it's government spending. (Oct 2012)
  • Citizens United ok: political free speech is most important. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports cutting Public Broadcasting Service & Americorps. (Oct 2012)
  • There should be nothing more free than political free speech. (Jun 2012)
  • Citizens United: nothing more free than political speech. (Jun 2012)
  • 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)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Judy Martz on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (2001-2005): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Judy Martz on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Marc Racicot on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1993-2000): Click here for Marc Racicot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Conrad Burns on Government Reform
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Conrad Burns on other issues.
  • Earmarks let me bring Montana a share of federal money. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
Bob Keenan on Government Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2006), state senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Keenan on other issues.
  • End pork barrel spending and earmarks. (May 2006)
John Morrison on Government Reform
Former Democratic challenger (2006); state Auditor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Morrison on other issues.
  • Major ethics reforms needed to end cronyism. (May 2006)
Mike Taylor on Government Reform
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (MT): Click here for Mike Taylor on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kirk Bushman on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Kirk Bushman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Hill on Government Reform
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Hill on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Stan Jones on Government Reform
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Stan Jones on other issues.
  • Earmarks are unconstitutional incumbency protection. (Oct 2006)
  • Increase individual limits on campaign donations; & no PACs. (Aug 2006)
  • Drastically reduce state government. (Jan 2006)
  • All elected offices should have term limits. (Jan 2006)
  • No public finance of political campaigns. (Jan 2006)
  • No public financing of the arts, but encouragement ok. (Jan 2006)
  • Privatize all possible government services. (Jan 2006)
Bob Kelleher on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kelleher on other issues.
  • Political priority: more accountable government. (Jul 2008)
  • Limit all types of political contributions, and spending. (Nov 2004)
Michael Lange on Government Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Lange on other issues.
  • Limit PAC donations, and full public disclosure. (Nov 2008)
Pat Williams on Government Reform
Former Democrat (1978-1996) (District 0): Click here for Pat Williams on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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