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Jack Dalrymple on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for Jack Dalrymple on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

ND 2012: 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates


Rick Berg on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Kent Conrad on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (ND): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Kent Conrad on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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 NO 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)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
Heidi Heitkamp on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Heidi Heitkamp on other issues.
  • Washington is badly broken. (Dec 2011)
John Hoeven on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • No term limits for North Dakota legislators. (Nov 2004)
  • Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits. (Nov 2004)
  • Make Commerce Dept. a one-stop development source. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

House:


Kevin Cramer on Government Reform
Republican (District 0): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Cramer on other issues.
  • First Amendment is clear: unregulated campaign contributions. (Oct 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Hoeven on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Hoeven on other issues.
  • No term limits for North Dakota legislators. (Nov 2004)
  • Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits. (Nov 2004)
  • Make Commerce Dept. a one-stop development source. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Duane Sand on Government Reform
2000 Republican Challenger for Senate (ND): Click here for Duane Sand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Berg on Government Reform
Republican (Senate run 2012) (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Berg on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Edward Schafer on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Edward Schafer on other issues.
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
Mike Liffrig on Government Reform
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Liffrig on other issues.
  • Two-term maximum for any office. (Mar 2004)
Byron Dorgan on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (ND): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Byron Dorgan 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 NO 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 YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Dwight Grotberg on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dwight Grotberg on other issues.
  • Increase allowable individual campaign contributions. (Oct 2006)
  • Oppose stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Jul 2006)
  • More media coverage for new candidates reduces corruption. (Mar 2006)
Earl Pomeroy on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (ND-At-Large): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Earl Pomeroy 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)
  • 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)
Tracy Potter on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tracy Potter on other issues.
  • Opposed "Clean Elections" limited to $1500 contributions. (Feb 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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