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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Reform scorecard

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 2:52 PM

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is letting the sun shine in on U.S. Rep. John Boozman and other Republican senatorial candidates opposed to the Wall Street reform bill pending in Congress. There are 16 such Republican candidates, according to the DSCC, and another half-dozen who won't take a clear position on the bill. Boozman is running against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, the Democratic incumbent who played a key role in writing the reform bill, which is intended to protect consumers against unfair financial practices. The DSCC calls attention to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll showing that voters favor the reform bill 65 percent to 31 percent.

DSCC release on jump.

DEMS PRESENT NEW WALL STREET REFORM SCORECARD: REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WHO ARE FOR, AGAINST, WON’T ANSWER, WANT IT BOTH WAYS

19 Republicans Running For Senate Lineup With Wall Street Banks, 4 Agnostic, 2 Wants It Both Ways, 0 Supporting

Scorecard and Interactive Map Found Here: LINK

As Congress is expected to pass a final version of legislation to hold Wall Street accountable, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) released a scorecard to track Republican opposition to the bill on the campaign trail. The DSCC interactive map/scorecard can be found HERE. The financial regulatory reform bill will hold banks and financial firms accountable, strengthen consumer protections, and end taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailouts. The bill, which was opposed by special interest groups looking out for Wall Street, will result in commonsense measures that will protect taxpayers and consumers against unfair financial practices. Despite all this, Republicans are lining-up in lockstep opposition to the bill, siding with the special interests.

“Republicans presided over Washington for eight years and refused to police the big banks,” said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Communications Director Eric Schultz. “And today we know if elected, these Republicans would do even more to protect Wall Street, all at the expense of the average family. These Republicans show zero hesitation to put their political interests first in order to defend the big corporate interests that fared so well when George Bush was president.”

This week, the United States Senate is expected to pass the landmark financial regulatory reform bill that will hold banks accountable and protect consumers. The bill will end taxpayer bailouts by forcing banks to clean up their own messes from now on. The bill will also stop banks from taking secret, excessive risk with consumers’ money and force big banks and credit card companies to offer clear, fair terms to consumers. This legislation will put an end to the reckless and irresponsible behavior that led to the economic collapse in the first place, while ensuring that the financial system works for all Americans. A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll shows voters back financial reform by a 65% to 31% margin.


REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATES OPPOSE TO WALL STREET REFORM
Colorado - Ken Buck, Jane Norton
Missouri - Roy Blunt
North Carolina — Richard Burr
Louisiana — David Vitter
New Hampshire — Kelly Ayotte, Bill Binnie, Ovide Lamontagne
Florida — Marco Rubio
Arkansas — John Boozman
California — Carly Fiorina
Indiana — Dan Coats
Wisconsin — Ron Johnson
Connecticut — Linda McMahon
Illinois — Mark Kirk
Nevada — Sharron Angle
Ohio — Rob Portman
Pennsylvania — Pat Toomey
Washington — Clint Didier

REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT WALL STREET REFORM

REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATES WHO WANT IT BOTH WAYS
Delaware — Mike Castle
Iowa — Chuck Grassley

REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATES WHO WON’T TAKE A POSITION
Washington — Dino Rossi
Kentucky — Rand Paul
Louisiana — Chet Traylor
Missouri — Chuck Purgason

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