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Scott Jameson on Government Reform

Libertarian Challenger


Loosen limits on political campaign funds

Q: Do you support the statement, "Stricter limits on political campaign funds"?

A: No.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 10, 2008

Increase limits on contributions to federal campaigns

Source: Texas Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 3, 2008

Removal all limits on campaign donations

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Aug 28, 2006

Public review period for every bill to minimize pork-barrel

Q: What is the role of Congress in making sure the contracting process is competitive and transparent? A: To assure the efficient use of government funds, there needs to be a public review period for every bill during which no changes can be made before a vote on a bill. This would help to keep Congress honest, and hopefully minimize pork-barrel and self-serving appropriations and contract awards. I have called for this procedural change in my previous campaign for U.S. Senate in 2002.
Source: Questionnaire from League of Women Voters of Austin Aug 15, 2006

Make campaign contribution tax-deductible so more can donate

The problem with campaign financing is not that wealthy individuals and PACs are contributing too much money to candidates, the problem is that not enough people are contributing anything at all. Freedom of Speech means the freedom to support candidates for public office without financial interference by the government. Currently, most successful campaigns are funded by wealthy individuals and PACs. In order to encourage the vast majority of Americans to support their ideologically favorite candidates, I would introduce a bill making a campaign contribution up to $2,000 per individual per candidate exempt from the current federal income tax. This should encourage many people to get involved in the political process by contributing to campaigns for candidates they ideologically support, allowing them to put aside any feelings of fatalism about the outcomes of elections always resulting in a candidate from one of the two major parties winning
Source: Campaign website, www.scottjameson.org, "Positions" Jan 27, 2006

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TX Senatorial:
John Cornyn
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Prof. Tom Davis
Rick Noriega


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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