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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Susana Martinez on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
  • Lead by example: eliminate governor's chef & cut salaries. (Jan 2012)
  • Close revolving door: no lobbying for 2 years after office. (Jan 2012)
  • Moratorium on state car purchases; sell the state luxury jet. (Jan 2011)
  • Pay-to-play is a crime, not an ethical dilemma. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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Jeff Bingaman on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman 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 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 NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Post earmarks on the Internet before voting on them. (Jan 2006)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
Martin Heinrich on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
John Sanchez on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Sanchez 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)
Tom Udall on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees. (Nov 2013)
  • Support an independent, non-partisan ethics commission. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Heather Wilson on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Government Reform
Democrat (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ben Ray Lujan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Government Reform
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
  • Thanks to Citizens United, our electoral system is broken. (Nov 2012)
Steve Pearce on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Member of WasteWatchers: tax-&-spend is not the answer. (Nov 2010)
  • Pay contractors on time; reforms to contract smaller firms. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Government Reform
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Whistleblower protections, & ban corporate donations. (Jan 2010)
  • Focus on Iraq, energy reform, and restoring the Constitution. (Dec 2007)
  • Use regulated free market for food, drugs, land, & energy. (Oct 2007)
  • Same-day registration to increase voter participation. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: 28 states have verified paper trails, not just 10. (Jul 2007)
  • When all minorities can vote, Democrats win. (Jul 2007)
  • Delayed call for Gonzales to resign until failed testimony. (Apr 2007)
  • Instituted all-paper ballots for all N.M. elections. (Nov 2006)
  • Focus on eliminating waste and fraud from public spending. (Jan 2004)
  • Prohibit PAC contributions; restrict campaign spending. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports line-item veto. (Nov 1996)
Hector Balderas on Government Reform
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
  • Frustrated with lack of accountability in state legislature. (Jul 2011)
Martin Heinrich on Government Reform
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Gary Johnson on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Should government be doing this policy in the first place? (Aug 2012)
  • Won 1994 with $510K of own money & not beholden. (Aug 2012)
  • 750 vetoes & contentious relationship with legislature. (Aug 2012)
  • OpEd: managed to improve the state while slashing the budget. (Nov 2011)
  • Vetoed more bills than all other governors combined. (Sep 2011)
  • As governor, vetoed 750 bills. (Jul 2011)
  • Government creates jobs by reducing its role, not expanding. (Jul 2011)
  • "Governor No": 742 total vetoes of bills over two terms. (Jul 2011)
  • 1996 tort reform: limit punitive damage awards. (Jul 2011)
  • Unlimited campaign contributions by corporations. (Jul 2011)
  • Cost benefit analysis on all government spending. (May 2011)
  • Full disclosure, but no limits on campaign donations. (Jan 2001)
  • Term limits let politicians focus on issues, not re-election. (Jan 2001)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Joe Carraro on Government Reform
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
  • Some campaign donation limits, plus spending limits. (Nov 2004)
Joe Skeen on Government Reform
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Skeen on other issues.
  • 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)
Gloria Tristani on Government Reform
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Benavides on Government Reform
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici 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 YES 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 YES 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 NO on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Francesca Lobato on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allen McCulloch on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
  • Increase individual limits for campaign donations. (Aug 2006)
Steve Pearce on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Member of WasteWatchers: tax-&-spend is not the answer. (Nov 2010)
  • Pay contractors on time; reforms to contract smaller firms. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • 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)
David Pfeffer on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Government Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Tom Udall on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees. (Nov 2013)
  • Support an independent, non-partisan ethics commission. (Aug 2008)
  • 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 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Heather Wilson on Government Reform
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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