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Mark Dayton on Government Reform
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Make even-years "The Unsession", to eliminate laws & rules. (Feb 2013)
  • No PAC money, no soft money. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)

Senate:

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Jim Abeler on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
  • Unlock the stifling stranglehold the of federal government. (Jun 2013)
  • Require photo ID to vote. (Apr 2012)
Al Franken on Government Reform
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • Congress needs watchdogs, not lapdogs. (Aug 2008)
  • Investigate the misappropriation of billions on Iraq. (May 2008)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
Amy Klobuchar on Government Reform
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Washington’s pay to play system hurts the middle class. (May 2006)
  • Institute MN-style restrictions on lobbyist-funded gifts. (May 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 full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Dan Severson on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
  • Sunset clause for all federal departments. (Apr 2012)

House:


Michele Bachmann on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann on other issues.
  • Washington is the epicenter of crony capitalism. (Nov 2011)
  • Block criminal penalties of McCain-Feingold campaign finance. (Jun 2011)
  • Promises to serve only one term as President. (Jun 2011)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Chip Cravaack on Government Reform
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • 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)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Keith Ellison on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison 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)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (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)
  • Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting. (Nov 2007)
John Kline on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Kline 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)
  • 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)
  • Require Congressional certification of president's "Czars". (Jan 2011)
  • Require defining constitutional authority for every new law. (Jan 2011)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Betty McCollum on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum 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 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)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
Rick Nolan on Government Reform
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
Erik Paulsen on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Collin Peterson on Government Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson 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 protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing. (Apr 1993)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Tim Walz on Government Reform
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Ban all privately funded congressional trips. (Nov 2006)
  • Public funding for political campaigns. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Hatch on Government Reform
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Government Reform
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Eliminate the Post Office. (Jun 2011)
  • Government control of campaign finance is flawed. (May 2011)
  • Set a record for vetoes in Minnesota's history. (Feb 2011)
  • Politicians rewarded for saying Yes; have the guts to say No. (Jan 2011)
  • 2002: fined $600,000 for campaign finance violation. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposed 2-term limit for governor & 12 years for Congress. (May 2010)
  • Guarantee the right to concealed carry. (May 2010)
  • 2002: Fined $100,000 for violating campaign finance laws. (May 2010)
Joe Arwood on Government Reform
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
  • 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)
Anthony Hernandez on Government Reform
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
  • 12-year term limit; and no re-election if 3% deficit. (Jan 2012)
Jesse Ventura on Government Reform
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 38 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Require paper ballots & hand-counting. (Mar 2010)
  • Electronic voting machines are a GOP conflict of interest. (Mar 2010)
  • CIA operatives in every state government. (Mar 2010)
  • Get rid of the antiquated Electoral College. (Mar 2010)
  • Term limits in Congress would limit lobbyist power. (Apr 2008)
  • Bingo Saga: allow Bingo from somewhere in 1,000 law volumes. (Apr 2008)
  • States should not be in business of building sports stadiums. (Apr 2008)
  • Term limits for politicians AND for political press. (Apr 2008)
  • Get rid of elitist, bankrupt Electoral College. (Apr 2008)
  • Limit campaign money to one publicly-funded source. (Apr 2008)
  • Get presidential debates out of the hands of the two parties. (Apr 2008)
  • 1996: Dole & Clinton conspired to limit presidential debates. (Apr 2008)
  • Credits win to public financing & same-day registration. (Oct 2002)
  • Will not actively fund-raise for re-election: “No strings”. (Feb 2001)
  • Open up, simplify, & demystify government. (Dec 2000)
  • Single House Legislature returns power to people. (Dec 2000)
  • Constitution is designed to be interpreted. (Jul 2000)
  • Feds leach away states’ rights. (Jul 2000)
  • Ban campaigning while earning a public paycheck. (Jul 2000)
  • Ban PAC funding; limit soft money; limit free air time. (Jul 2000)
  • Government should get out of the way and let people live. (Jan 1999)
  • Government service should be temporary; not a career. (Jan 1999)
  • Fought and lost on removing stupid milk regulations. (Jan 1999)
  • Spend every 4th year removing obsolete laws. (Jan 1999)
  • Put political process on TV; exposure beats incumbency. (Jan 1999)
  • To change system, private citizens must get involved. (Jan 1999)

    Secrecy

  • CIA's job is often to cover up the truth. (Apr 2011)
  • Kennedy assassination involved CIA, Pentagon, & 2nd gunman. (Mar 2010)
  • Government cites "national security" for too many secrets. (Mar 2010)
  • Release 10,000 documents held under "national security". (Mar 2010)
  • Democracy cannot survive while hiding secrets. (Apr 2008)
  • Oswald did not act alone in JFK assassination. (Apr 2008)
  • 2004 class: Warren Commission was wrong on JFK. (Apr 2008)
  • CIA plants operatives in state government positions. (Apr 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Unicameral state legislature would be more democratic. (Apr 2008)
  • ATMs offer receipts and so should electronic voting machines. (Apr 2008)
  • Supports a Unicameral Legislature. (Nov 1998)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Mike Ciresi on Government Reform
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Government Reform
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • 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)
Mark Kennedy on Government Reform
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Introduced line item veto to control wasteful spending. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
Mark Kennedy on Government Reform
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
  • Introduced line item veto to control wasteful spending. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
Walter Mondale on Government Reform
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
  • Would be Deputy President Pro Tempore under Senate rules. (Oct 2002)
  • Role as V.P. was as generalist and troubleshooter. (Jan 1997)
  • Require debates for presidential contenders. (May 1990)
Jesse Ventura on Government Reform
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 38 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Require paper ballots & hand-counting. (Mar 2010)
  • Electronic voting machines are a GOP conflict of interest. (Mar 2010)
  • CIA operatives in every state government. (Mar 2010)
  • Get rid of the antiquated Electoral College. (Mar 2010)
  • Term limits in Congress would limit lobbyist power. (Apr 2008)
  • Bingo Saga: allow Bingo from somewhere in 1,000 law volumes. (Apr 2008)
  • States should not be in business of building sports stadiums. (Apr 2008)
  • Term limits for politicians AND for political press. (Apr 2008)
  • Get rid of elitist, bankrupt Electoral College. (Apr 2008)
  • Limit campaign money to one publicly-funded source. (Apr 2008)
  • Get presidential debates out of the hands of the two parties. (Apr 2008)
  • 1996: Dole & Clinton conspired to limit presidential debates. (Apr 2008)
  • Credits win to public financing & same-day registration. (Oct 2002)
  • Will not actively fund-raise for re-election: “No strings”. (Feb 2001)
  • Open up, simplify, & demystify government. (Dec 2000)
  • Single House Legislature returns power to people. (Dec 2000)
  • Constitution is designed to be interpreted. (Jul 2000)
  • Feds leach away states’ rights. (Jul 2000)
  • Ban campaigning while earning a public paycheck. (Jul 2000)
  • Ban PAC funding; limit soft money; limit free air time. (Jul 2000)
  • Government should get out of the way and let people live. (Jan 1999)
  • Government service should be temporary; not a career. (Jan 1999)
  • Fought and lost on removing stupid milk regulations. (Jan 1999)
  • Spend every 4th year removing obsolete laws. (Jan 1999)
  • Put political process on TV; exposure beats incumbency. (Jan 1999)
  • To change system, private citizens must get involved. (Jan 1999)

    Secrecy

  • CIA's job is often to cover up the truth. (Apr 2011)
  • Kennedy assassination involved CIA, Pentagon, & 2nd gunman. (Mar 2010)
  • Government cites "national security" for too many secrets. (Mar 2010)
  • Release 10,000 documents held under "national security". (Mar 2010)
  • Democracy cannot survive while hiding secrets. (Apr 2008)
  • Oswald did not act alone in JFK assassination. (Apr 2008)
  • 2004 class: Warren Commission was wrong on JFK. (Apr 2008)
  • CIA plants operatives in state government positions. (Apr 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Unicameral state legislature would be more democratic. (Apr 2008)
  • ATMs offer receipts and so should electronic voting machines. (Apr 2008)
  • Supports a Unicameral Legislature. (Nov 1998)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Paul Wellstone on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Supports full public financing of campaigns. (May 2002)
  • No gifts from lobbyists. Refuses pay raises. (Jan 1999)
  • 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)
Dean Barkley on Government Reform
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Campaign finance system is legalized bribery. (Aug 2008)
  • Big money has captured our political process. (Jul 2008)
Ford Bell on Government Reform
DFL challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
  • Supports public financing of all Congressional races. (Jan 2006)
  • Ban former members of Congress from lobbying. (Jan 2006)
Michael Cavlan on Government Reform
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Limit amounts and sources of campaign donations. (Aug 2006)
Norm Coleman on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Frivolous lawsuits raise consumer prices. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Restrict lobbyist gifts & disclose lobbyist info on Internet. (Dec 2005)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Mark Dayton on Government Reform
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • Make even-years "The Unsession", to eliminate laws & rules. (Feb 2013)
  • No PAC money, no soft money. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
Robert Fitzgerald on Government Reform
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Lobbyist scandals and bribes threaten faith in democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Both parties have given away power to the Presidency. (Oct 2006)
  • Public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht 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 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)
  • 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)
Bill Luther on Government Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
David Minge on Government Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Government Reform
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Government Reform
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Limit campaign donations to people in district. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Government Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar 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)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Feb 2005)
Tim Penny on Government Reform
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ramstad on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad 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 YES 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 YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
  • Prohibit non-legislated earmarks. (Jul 2005)
  • 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)
Martin Sabo on Government Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Allow same-day voter registration on election day. (Jan 2001)
Bruce Vento on Government Reform
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Patty Wetterling on Government Reform
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Government Reform
Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
  • Campaign donations are free speech. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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