Implement term limits, require release of tax returns
TO CLEAN UP WASHINGTON, WE NEED TO:
Limit unrestricted dark money and increase transparency by requiring the disclosure of donors to any organization that spends money in elections.
Work to end Citizens United.
Implement term limits.
Stop the "revolving door" between elected office and lobbying.
Fight to end "Cadillac benefits."
Require release of complete federal tax returns by members of Congress, the president, the Cabinet, and the Supreme Court.
I have received donations from all 120 Kentucky counties--and the average donation is $36. That's democracy speaking and that kind of movement can inspire real leaders to run. Our country needs to get back to that. I pledge to work for you, not
for corporations, lobbyists, or other special interests. I pledge to run a campaign that is financially transparent. And I pledge never to use my office for personal gain or to obtain special privileges not available to other Americans.
We must protect election process from foreign interference
Additionally, we know that Russia tried to undermine one of our greatest treasures, our democratic process. As an American, I'm disappointed that Congress has failed to address this national security threat and deeply concerned given what is at stake.
I will support legislation to protect our election process from foreign interference, legislation that Sen. McConnell single-handedly blocked for months.
I served in the military for 24 years; I voted by mail
On voting: "Every Kentuckian needs to have a voice, and you should not have to put your health in danger to vote," McGrath said. "That's why we need more funding for mail-in voting. The federal government needs to help states now to be able to do this.
We need to make sure we're supporting the United States Postal Service. The bottom line is that I served in the military for 24 years. I voted by mail for 24 years. It worked just fine for me. We can do this and it's the right thing to do right now."
Source: The Advocate-Messenger on 2020 Kentucky Senate race
, May 10, 2020
Decisions like Citizens United hurt America
"Big money drives lawmakers to cower to special interests, and mutes the conversations needed for public good. Citizens United˙was one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in modern history."
The Court's decision allows a tidal wave of unlimited and
undisclosed donations by corporations under the guise of "free speech." The Court wrongly believed that a company's million-dollar campaign donation would not dictate the policy decisions of elected officials.
PVS:Regulate campaign donations from corporations.
McGrath supports the PVS survey question on regulating campaign donations
Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?'
PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."
McGrath opposes the Christian Coalition survey question on judicial Constitutionalism
The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Appointing Judges Who Will Adhere to a Strict Interpretation of the Constitution?'
Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.