Where Do The Candidates Stand on DC Voting Rights?

With the Voting Rights Bill unlikely to make the Senate Floor before the long August Recess, you might well be wondering what this is all about. But, we were thinking it might be good to see where the various presidential candidates stand with regard to DC’s Voting Rights:

For the Democrats:

Barack Obama (Senator, IL) For DC Voting Rights:

Currently a co-sponsor of SR 1257

Hillary Clinton (Senator, NY) For DC Voting Rights

Currently a co-sponsor of SR 1257

Mike Gravel (Former Rep, AK) Unknown

Oddly, as on most issues, Gravel was eerily silent on DC Voting Rights.

For the Republicans:

Rudy Giuliani (Former Mayor, NYC) Unknown

I cannot find a public stance from Mayor Giuliani. Could be sympathetic, though, as he was a mayor.

Mitt Romney (Former Governor, MA) Unknown

I cannot find a public stance from Governor Romney.

Ron Paul (Representative, TX-14) Against DC Voting Rights:

Voted against HR 1905 which would grant DC a voting member of the House of Reps. Of course, also said some really skeevy stuff about DC back in the day, including: “Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,’ I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.” (Google Cached from the Houston Chronicle.

Fred Thompson (Former Senator, TN)* Unknown

Thompson hasn’t spoken on this issue directly, but is a strong states’ rights proponent, and may likely be against the dilution of the power of the states.

*please note that Thompson hasn’t yet declared he is running.

7 Comments so far

  1. Joel Lemieux (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:01 am

    “Of Course”… Pretty “SKEEVY” Stuff… Pretty low…

    I use to have compassion for individuals who were “brainwashed” by the likes of Bush/Chenney, “Rudi McRomney” and cousin “Freddie” Plus Dem Relatives “Obama” and “Hillary” (all of them CFR Globalist?)… However, now I can only feel sorry for them…

  2. Paulo (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:22 pm
  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    God I love copycats…

  4. Ex-Hy Hy (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

    That’s the funniest shit I’ve ever seen on this blog. Called out!

    P.S. “used”

  5. Don (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

    I wonder if that’s some sort of web robot. It’s got to be boilerplate to have the same typo each time…

  6. KCinDC (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

    Chris Dodd is also a cosponsor of S 1257, though he did take a while to get aboard. No sign of Biden, but I’m pretty sure he’ll be voting for it, if it ever gets to the floor.

  7. Steve (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 5:59 am

    I’m surprised you failed to mention Dennis Kucinich, who supports DC Statehood: http://www2.kucinich.us/issues/dc_statehood.php

    Create local authority within the District over our three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial.
    Eliminate all federal government committees and/or subcommittees that have oversight or appropriation power over the DC government.
    Provide complete and equal voting representation in the United States Congress.
    Achieve equality through statehood.
    As Sam Smith wrote in his article, The Case for DC Statehood, “Our right is entire membership in the United State of America as the 51st state. Let us seek nothing less.”

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