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Earl Ray Tomblin on Government Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • Dissolve state boards & councils that no longer operate. (Jan 2014)

Senate:

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Shelley Moore Capito on Government Reform
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Joe Manchin III on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Not more government, but easier government. (Oct 2012)
  • Suspended state earmarking as governor; do same federally. (Oct 2010)
  • Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races. (Jan 2010)
Pat McGeehan on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • No limits on campaign contributions for PACs or parties. (Nov 2012)
John Raese on Government Reform
Republican Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • I think we need less government. (Oct 2012)
  • End the coalition of taking & government control. (Oct 2012)
  • Federal earmarks create career politicians. (Oct 2010)
  • Supports line-item veto & balanced budget amendment. (Oct 2010)
  • Earmarks are taxation without representation. (Oct 2010)
  • Increase limits on donations to political campaigns. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports line-item veto to reduce deficit. (May 2006)
Natalie Tennant on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • OpEd: Suppress voting by requiring change-of-address cards. (Jan 2014)
  • Supports electronic voter registration and vote-by-mail. (Apr 2013)
  • Voter photo ID laws place unrealistic barriers. (Dec 2012)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Government Reform
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
David McKinley on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • No earmarks; no campaign-style "constituent" mailings. (Nov 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)
Alan Mollohan on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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 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)
Nick Rahall on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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 YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Not more government, but easier government. (Oct 2012)
  • Suspended state earmarking as governor; do same federally. (Oct 2010)
  • Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races. (Jan 2010)
John Rockefeller on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller 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 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 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Cecil Underwood on Government Reform
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Government Reform
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Government Reform
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Government Reform
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
  • Judges should uphold the original Constitution. (Jan 2006)
Jay Wolfe on Government Reform
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Increase campaign donation limits. (Aug 2008)
Robert Byrd on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Challenges constitutionality of appointed "czars". (Apr 2010)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • 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)
Carte Goodwin on Government Reform
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Government Reform
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Reform elections for easier access for more parties. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Government Reform
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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