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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Phil Bryant on Government Reform
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
  • Hold elected officials accountable via open government. (May 2011)

Senate:

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Thad Cochran on Government Reform
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES 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 YES on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Albert N. Gore on Government Reform
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris McDaniel on Government Reform
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
  • Defend the 10th Amendment and states' rights. (Oct 2013)
  • Require photo ID to vote. (Apr 2012)
Roger Wicker on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • Responded to FEC inquiry about mixed House & Senate funds. (Jul 2008)
  • Remove limits on campaign financing, but require disclosure. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 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)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

House:


Gregg Harper on Government Reform
Republican (District 3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Ethics. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Committee on House Administration. (Mar 2011)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Alan Nunnelee on Government Reform
Republican (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Nunnelee 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)
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Steven Palazzo on Government Reform
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
  • No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)
Bennie Thompson on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson 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 NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Election reform is #1 priority to prevent disenfranchisement. (Jan 2001)
  • Establish the United States Public Service Academy. (Mar 2007)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Tort reform led to 41,000 new jobs. (Jul 2007)
  • Remove barriers; enhance individual opportunity. (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Government Reform
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Government Reform
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Wicker mixed House & Senate funds & should return funds. (Jul 2008)
  • National debt comes from special interest pork. (Jan 2008)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Haley Barbour on Government Reform
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Tort reform led to 41,000 new jobs. (Jul 2007)
  • Remove barriers; enhance individual opportunity. (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Government Reform
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
  • Address reasons why qualified people do not run for office. (Jun 2006)
  • Let people contribute more to federal campaigns. (May 2006)
Ronnie Musgrove on Government Reform
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Wicker mixed House & Senate funds & should return funds. (Jul 2008)
  • National debt comes from special interest pork. (Jan 2008)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)
Travis Childers on Government Reform
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Erik Fleming on Government Reform
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
  • Support public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns. (Sep 2006)
Trent Lott on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
  • 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 YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
  • Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
  • Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on banning more types of Congressional gifts. (Jul 1995)
  • Sponsored bill subjecting 527s to political committee rules. (Feb 2005)
Charles Pickering on Government Reform
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chip Pickering on Government Reform
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Chip Pickering on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
Ronnie Shows on Government Reform
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • 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)
Gene Taylor on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Gene Taylor on Government Reform
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor 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 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)
  • Repeal automatic Congressional pay raises. (Jan 2009)
Roger Wicker on Government Reform
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • Responded to FEC inquiry about mixed House & Senate funds. (Jul 2008)
  • Remove limits on campaign financing, but require disclosure. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 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)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
  • Require all laws to cite Constitutional authorization. (Jun 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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