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Mike Beebe on Government Reform
Democratic Governor: Click here for Mike Beebe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Gilbert on Government Reform
Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Gilbert on other issues.
  • Voting should not be limited by the government. (Aug 2014)
Tim Griffin on Government Reform
GOP Lt.Gov Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Jan 2014)
Mike Ross on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Left Congress due to growing acrimony of national politics. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)

Senate:

AR 2014: 2014 Arkansas Governor's race


John Boozman on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • 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)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Tom Cotton on Government Reform
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • 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)
Mark Pryor on Government Reform
Democratic Jr Senator (AR): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pryor on other issues.
  • Government shutdown is reckless & irresponsible. (Oct 2013)
  • 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 allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)

House:


Rick Crawford on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rick Crawford on other issues.
  • Repeal EPA regs that burden farmers & ranchers. (Oct 2011)
  • No Pork Pledge: decrease earmarking; increase transparency. (Aug 2010)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports banning funding of offensive art. (Oct 2012)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Mike Ross on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • Left Congress due to growing acrimony of national politics. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
Steve Womack on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Womack on other issues.
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Asa Hutchinson on Government Reform
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • 1999: Brought articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
Mark Swaney on Government Reform
2014 Green Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Swaney on other issues.
  • Make it easier to vote; voter ID laws make it harder. (Aug 2014)
Tom Cotton on Government Reform
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton on other issues.
  • 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)
Tim Griffin on Government Reform
Republican (Governor run 2014) (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin on other issues.
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Jan 2014)
Mike Huckabee on Government Reform
Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 28 full quotes OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Shelves of law books means absence of moral behavior. (Nov 2008)
  • Red tape increases more than taxes--but costs just as much. (Nov 2008)
  • Self-government by Golden Rule is ideal best. (Nov 2008)
  • Roach Motel: DC supposedly place to serve, not to be served. (Nov 2008)
  • Elections by E-Bay? Media focuses on money over ideas. (Nov 2008)
  • Raise donor limit to largest self-donation, even if $5M. (Nov 2008)
  • Fundamental difference with McCain on campaign finance. (Feb 2008)
  • States should be laboratories of good government. (Jan 2008)
  • Transparency on spending will prune back Congress’ earmarks. (Jan 2008)
  • Focus on uniting the country. (Dec 2007)
  • Allow DC residents to vote on getting Representatives. (Sep 2007)
  • Require photo ID for voting, to avoid fraud. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Attacking others’ integrity reflects people’s own immorality. (Jun 2007)
  • Govern by “Regnat Populus,” AR’s motto “The People Rule”. (Jun 2007)
  • Honor the Tenth Amendment & strengthen the states. (May 2007)
  • Supports term limits for state legislators. (Nov 2002)
  • Limit campaign contributions, but no public funding. (Nov 2002)
  • Not more government, but more efficient government. (Jan 2001)
  • Disclose political gifts, but don’t prohibit them. (Oct 2000)
  • Negative campaigning works with some voters but not with God. (Oct 2000)
  • Decide based on next generation, not next election. (Oct 2000)
  • As governor, recognize God's moral authority. (Sep 1997)
  • Pastors & politicians both need communication & volunteers. (Sep 1997)
  • Term limits counter election skewed laws toward incumbents. (Nov 1992)
  • Change House terms to 4 years, to avoid constant campaigning. (Nov 1992)
  • Won’t vote for pay raise for myself as member of Congress. (Nov 1992)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Dale Bumpers on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dale Bumpers on other issues.
  • 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 YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Tim Hutchinson on Government Reform
Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tim Hutchinson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
  • Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted YES on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
David Pryor on Government Reform
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Pryor on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
Marion Berry on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (AR-1): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Marion Berry 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 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 NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)
John Boozman on Government Reform
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • 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)
  • Prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups. (Feb 2014)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
Jay Dickey on Government Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jay Dickey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Tom Formicola on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tom Formicola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Holt on Government Reform
Republican challenger for Senate (AR): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Holt on other issues.
  • Remove limits on political campaign funds. (Apr 2010)
  • Campaign reform is incumbency protection. (Aug 2004)
  • Campaign Finance Reform Act is unconstitutional. (Jul 2004)
  • Rid America of all unconstitutional programs. (Jul 2004)
  • Reduce the Commerce Department and the FDA. (Jul 2004)
Asa Hutchinson on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • 1999: Brought articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties. (May 1999)
Rebekah Kennedy on Government Reform
Green Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rebekah Kennedy on other issues.
  • Cynical politicians exploited 9-11 to increase their power. (Jun 2008)
  • Full public funding of elections. (May 2008)
Blanche Lambert Lincoln on Government Reform
Democratic Sr Senator (AR): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Blanche Lambert Lincoln on other issues.
  • No moratorium on earmarks; they fund local projects. (Sep 2010)
  • #1 recipient of campaign donations from agribusiness. (Apr 2010)
  • 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 NO on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • 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)
  • Voluntary public financing for all general elections. (Aug 2000)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Vic Snyder on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (AR-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Vic Snyder 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 YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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