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Maggie Hassan on Government Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Maggie Hassan on other issues.
  • Create commission on Government Innovation & Accountability. (Feb 2013)

Senate:

NH 2014: 2014 NH Senate debate


Kelly Ayotte on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kelly Ayotte on other issues.
  • Praised Sen. Gregg for earmarks; but pledges against them. (Oct 2010)
  • Ban earmarks; Hodes voted for 9,000 of them. (Sep 2010)
  • Make Congressional pay "performance-based". (Sep 2010)
  • End earmarks; post donations online. (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)
Scott Brown on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Brown on other issues.
  • Leader on addressing waste, fraud, and abuse. (Nov 2011)
  • Let president decide on nominees. (Nov 2009)
  • Campaign disclosure but no donation limits. (Nov 2002)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Sponsored banning stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Andy Martin on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Andy Martin on other issues.
  • Operation Greylord: led to 80 corrupt judiciary convictions. (Nov 2012)
  • Investigated corrupt judges and forced their resignations. (Mar 2008)
Jim Rubens on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Rubens on other issues.
  • Public elections financing with restricted campaign spending. (Nov 2013)
Jeanne Shaheen on Government Reform
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen 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)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
Karen Testerman on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for Karen Testerman on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Annie Kuster on Government Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Annie Kuster on other issues.
  • Citizens United gives outsized role to corporate interests. (Nov 2012)
Carol Shea-Porter on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Carol Shea-Porter 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Lynch on Government Reform
Democratic NH Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Lynch on other issues.
  • Restrinct campaign donations, but not campaign spending. (Nov 2006)
Jeanne Shaheen on Government Reform
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen 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)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Jul 1999)
Charlie Bass on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NH-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Bass on other issues.
  • Earmarks are abused to fund wasteful pork projects. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Craig Benson on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Craig Benson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Fernald on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor (until 1996): Click here for Mark Fernald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Government Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Senator: Click here for Burt Cohen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Doris Haddock on Government Reform
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Doris Haddock on other issues.
  • Campaign finance reform would be top priority if elected. (Sep 2004)
  • Democracy cannot be hired out. (Aug 2004)
  • Pledges to stick to one term, notes Gregg broke same promise. (Jun 2004)
  • Democracy is the antidote for corruption. (Oct 2003)
  • We need fair voting, good candidates, and good citizens. (Jun 2001)
  • Vote against any candidate who supports soft money. (Jan 2000)
Bill Zeliff on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Zeliff on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Tom Alciere on Government Reform
2010 GOP challenger (lost primary); formerly State Rep: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Alciere on other issues.
  • Remove limits on political campaign funds. (Mar 2010)
  • Supports the Doctrine of Enumerated Powers. (Feb 2010)
  • Shut down numerous cabinet departments. (Feb 2010)
Jim Bender on Government Reform
2010 Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Bender on other issues.
  • We don't need more career politicians; impose term limits. (Dec 2009)
Ken Blevens on Government Reform
Libertarian challenger: Click here for Ken Blevens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeb Bradley on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Bradley on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
Judd Gregg on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (NH): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Judd Gregg on other issues.
  • Earmarks legitimately direct money to worthy projects. (Oct 2010)
  • Earmarks prioritize spending that bureaucrats would miss. (Oct 2010)
  • 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)
Paul Hodes on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • $122M in earmarks while in House; pledges none in Senate. (Oct 2010)
  • No pay-to-play: earmarks without campaign contributions ok. (Oct 2010)
  • Cut Congressional pay by 10% during recession. (Sep 2010)
  • Ban earmarks associated with campaign contributions. (Aug 2010)
  • Increase individual campaign donation limits. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Paul Hodes on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • $122M in earmarks while in House; pledges none in Senate. (Oct 2010)
  • No pay-to-play: earmarks without campaign contributions ok. (Oct 2010)
  • Cut Congressional pay by 10% during recession. (Sep 2010)
  • Ban earmarks associated with campaign contributions. (Aug 2010)
  • Increase individual campaign donation limits. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John Sununu on Government Reform
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • Sponsored bill allowing individual votes on each earmark. (Feb 2006)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
John Sununu on Government Reform
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • Sponsored bill allowing individual votes on each earmark. (Feb 2006)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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