State of Alabama Archives: on Government Reform


Ron Crumpton: 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

Ron Crumpton: 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

Gary Palmer: 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

William Barnes: 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

Robert Bentley: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates

Source: Alabama 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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