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Karin Housley on Government Reform

 

 


Supports free market for campaigns, and Citizen United

Campaign Finance: 1. Require political ads to disclose their largest funders? 2. Support Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations & unions?

Smith: 1. Yes. Sponsored DISCLOSE Act. 2. Reverse by Constitutional Amendment.

Housley: 1. Unclear. Said we need "adequate regulations" to ensure candidates raise funds ethically & transparently but supports "free market" for campaigns. 2. Yes. Supports Citizen United: "I would be in support of the way it is right now.

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

Supports Citizens United: let corporations participate

On big money in politics: "I'd rather be out talking with communities," Housley said. "I wish campaigns didn't have to cost so much, but they do. I'm in support of a free market when it comes to campaigns."

She noted while sometimes it's necessary to spend large sums to campaign in population-thin areas like greater Minnesota, the high influx of donor and political action committee dollars complicates races.

Often, Housley said, a candidate is endorsed by a group or message they don't support themselves and this also plays out with how outside money--or money funding political campaigns or candidates by groups outside the constituency--is handled in national elections.

Housley said she is in support of the 2010 Supreme Court ruling granting corporations personhood, or similar rights and privileges as human beings--Citizens United v. FEC. "I would be in support of the way it is right now," she said.

Source: Brainerd Dispatch: 2017-8 Minnesota Special Senate Election , Jul 31, 2018

Switch from partisan way of governing back to compromise

What's the place of bipartisanship today in national politics? "It's missing. I think it's missing and that's why a lot of people are frustrated with our politicians. Because they dig their heels in and somewhere along the way compromise got to be a bad word. I'm still going to stick to my core principals and values, but it doesn't mean I'm not going to work with the other side to listen to theirs and find something in the middle. I think the public is very frustrated with their politicians."
Source: Hutchinson Leader on 2017-8 Minnesota special election , Feb 18, 2018

CC:Appoint strict Constitutionalist judges.

Housley supports the CC survey question on judicial constitutionalism

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Appointing Judges Who Will Adhere to a Strict Interpretation of the Constitution' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-1a on Jul 1, 2018

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