State of Alabama Archives: on Government Reform
Make voter registration easier
Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Make voter registration easier"?
A: Strongly agree.
Source: Email interview on 2016 Alabama Senate race with OnTheIssues
Nov 26, 2015
Limit "Dark Money"; people's interests over big business
I am officially a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate seat that is currently held by Richard Shelby. Shelby does not serve the people.
Every time the interest of the people is pitted against the interest of big business, big business gets the support of Richard Shelby. It is time for the people of
Alabama to elect a progressive senator who will work for what is in their best interest and not the best interest of the political fat cats and big business executives that fund their campaigns.
Source: AL.com editorial by Ron Crumpton on 2016 Alabama Senate race
Apr 16, 2015
- He voted against legislation that would allow those with student loan debt to
refinance that debt at a lower rate of interest.
- He voted against legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
- He voted against legislation that would have placed limits on the amount of `Dark
Money` that could be used to influence elections.
Full disclosure of sources of campaign contributions
Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
A: Yes. Given that individual contributions must be disclosed, I support full disclosure of the source of contributions.
Source: VoteSmart 2014 Alabama Congressional Political Courage Test
Aug 30, 2014
Running because Shelby's $13M warchest is from big business
Shelby has $12-$13 million in his warchest and I questioned that. How did a Senator from Alabama raise such a large warchest? For our Democracy's continuance, we depend on citizens stepping forward, running for office and serving the public. And
I found out while researching Senator Shelby's background--and following the money--I don't think that Senator Shelby is seriously connected with the citizen of Alabama. He's representing big business. And that's what brings me to the race today.
Source: Left In Alabama (progressive blog) interview of Bill Barnes
Jul 27, 2010
No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates
Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative candidates?
Source: Alabama 1998 National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 1998
- Q: Individual ?
- Q: PAC ?
- Q: Do you support current limits on corporate contributions to state legislative candidates?
- Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?
- Q: Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
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