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Dennis Daugaard on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • Better Government Red Tape Review: eliminate 26,000 words. (Jan 2013)
  • Federal regulatory regime has run amok. (Sep 2011)
  • No campaign spending limits; no state campaign funding. (Nov 2000)

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Mike Rounds on Government Reform
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending. (Nov 1998)
John Thune on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Rick Weiland on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
  • Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100. (Oct 2013)
  • We're hijacked by big money special interests. (Oct 2013)

House:


Kristi Noem on Government Reform
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Government Reform
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending. (Nov 1998)
Tim Johnson on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson 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 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Prohibit voter intimidation in federal elections. (Mar 2007)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Jul 2012)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Larry Pressler on Government Reform
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Pressler 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)
Bill Janklow on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Tom Daschle on Government Reform
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle on other issues.
  • 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)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Government Reform
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
  • Responsive, responsible government: people ahead of politics. (Mar 2010)
  • $4000 limit on individual campaign contribution. (Feb 2007)
Joel Dykstra on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • Voted to restrict campaign donations. (Feb 2007)
  • Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure. (Nov 2006)
Stephanie Herseth on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth 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)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
Bill Janklow on Government Reform
Republican (District AL): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Sam Kephart on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Undecided on limiting on political campaign funds. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Thune on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require Internet disclosure of all earmarks. (May 2010)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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