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John Hickenlooper on Government Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Implement same-day voter registration and mail-in voting. (May 2013)
  • Pits and Peeves: Replace red tape with LEAN government. (Jan 2012)

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Randy Baumgardner on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for Randy Baumgardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Bennet on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bennet 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)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Ken Buck on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • Not, repeat not, for repealing the 17th Amendment. (Oct 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)
Owen Hill on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Owen Hill on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Amy Stephens on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for Amy Stephens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Udall on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall 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 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 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

House:


Mike Coffman on Government Reform
Republican (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Coffman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Diana DeGette on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (CO-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Diana DeGette on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • 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)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • 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)
Cory Gardner on Government Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
  • Limited government, accountability, and transparency. (Sep 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)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Doug Lamborn on Government Reform
Republican: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Doug Lamborn on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Ed Perlmutter on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ed Perlmutter on other issues.
  • Supports public funding for political campaigns. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
Jared Polis on Government Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jared Polis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Member of House Rules Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • 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)
Scott Tipton on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott Tipton on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Owens on Government Reform
Republican CO Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Owens on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Bill Ritter on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for Bill Ritter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Raul Acosta on Government Reform
2004 former Republican Write-in Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Acosta on other issues.
  • Limit the powers of government. (Oct 2004)
Hank Brown on Government Reform
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Hank Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell on Government Reform
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nighthorse Campbell on other issues.
  • 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)
Pete Coors on Government Reform
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Pete Coors on other issues.
  • The 527 loophole is also a freedom of speech. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports Referendum B to remove outdated legal code. (Aug 2004)
  • Opposes Amendment 36; no split electoral vote. (Aug 2004)
  • Streamline government to create jobs. (Jun 2004)
Scott McInnis on Government Reform
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott McInnis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Mike Miles on Government Reform
2004 former Democratic Senate primary challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Miles on other issues.
  • Work for a more transparent government. (Jun 2004)
  • More transparency in government and voting records. (Jun 2004)
Richard Randall on Government Reform
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Richard Randall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Schaefer on Government Reform
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Schaefer on other issues.
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Bob Schaffer on Government Reform
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Pledged term-limit of 3 terms, & stepped down after 3 terms. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase federal limits on individual contributions. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
Tom Strickland on Government Reform
2002 Democratic Challenger (CO): Click here for Tom Strickland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Allard on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (CO): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Allard on other issues.
  • 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 NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Bob Beauprez on Government Reform
Republican (District 7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
Joel Hefley on Government Reform
Republican (District 5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Joel Hefley on other issues.
  • 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 YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Markey on Government Reform
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Betsy Markey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Marilyn Musgrave on Government Reform
Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Marilyn Musgrave on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
Jane Norton on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jane Norton on other issues.
  • Opposes earmarking in $787 billion "stimulus" plan. (Dec 2009)
  • Only strict constructionists as federal judges. (Dec 2009)
  • 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)
Andrew Romanoff on Government Reform
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Romanoff on other issues.
  • Limit all types of campaign contributions. (Nov 2006)
John Salazar on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (CO-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Salazar 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 NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
Ken Salazar on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (CO): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ken Salazar on other issues.
  • 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 NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
Bob Schaffer on Government Reform
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Pledged term-limit of 3 terms, & stepped down after 3 terms. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase federal limits on individual contributions. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
David Skaggs on Government Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for David Skaggs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Udall on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall 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 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 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Tom Tancredo on Government Reform
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Focus on immigration and a war against radical Islam. (Dec 2007)
  • No representation for DC; to do so, give it back to MD & VA. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok to require valid ID for voting. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring 527s to disclose donors & activities. (Jun 2000)
  • 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)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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