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Shenna Bellows on Technology
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • "Total Information Awareness" undermines our democracy. (Oct 2013)
Eric Brakey on Technology
GOP Candidate for U.S Senate from Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Brakey on other issues.
  • Net Neutrality is heavy-handed government control. (Nov 2018)
Susan Collins on Technology
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Scott D`Amboise on Technology
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sara Gideon on Technology
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for Sara Gideon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Lyons on Technology
Libertarian candidate for Maine U. S. Senator: Click here for Chris Lyons on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Janet Mills on Technology
Democratic Candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Janet Mills on other issues.
  • Proposes $15 million to expand broadband. (Jan 2020)
  • $2M for broadband; $5M for rural development. (Feb 2019)
  • Loss of net neutrality is a giveaway to huge corporations. (Nov 2018)
Susan Rice on Technology
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for Susan Rice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zak Ringelstein on Technology
Democratic candidate for Maine U. S. Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zak Ringelstein on other issues.
  • Create federal law protecting net neutrality. (Nov 2018)
Betsy Sweet on Technology
Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger: Click here for Betsy Sweet on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Jared Golden on Technology
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jared Golden on other issues.
  • Fix Maine's crumbling infrastructure. (Sep 2018)
  • CC:No additional spending on securing the grid. (Jul 2018)
Michael Michaud on Technology
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Chellie Pingree on Technology
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Bruce Poliquin on Technology
Republican House Member (District 2): Click here for Bruce Poliquin on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Technology
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
Angus King on Technology
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Internet approaches economists' ideal of a perfect market. (Aug 2011)
  • High-speed Internet connection for rural parts of Maine. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Cooperate with Canada on regional info tech workforce. (Aug 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor. (Jun 1998)
Angus King on Technology
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Internet approaches economists' ideal of a perfect market. (Aug 2011)
  • High-speed Internet connection for rural parts of Maine. (Jan 2001)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Cooperate with Canada on regional info tech workforce. (Aug 2001)
  • Level playing field for Main Street vs. Internet sales tax. (Aug 2001)
  • Create International Northern and Biotechnology Corridor. (Jun 1998)
Tom Allen on Technology
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
Tom Allen on Technology
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
William Cohen on Technology
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Cohen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
Jim Longley on Technology
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jean Hay Bright on Technology
Democratic challenger: Click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Matt Dunlap on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eric Mehnert on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Technology
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Popularize Electronic Signatures with ESIGN Day. (Jun 2010)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
John Baldacci on Technology
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
Eric Brakey on Technology
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Brakey on other issues.
  • Net Neutrality is heavy-handed government control. (Nov 2018)
Cynthia Dill on Technology
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Collect sales taxes on the Internet. (May 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Technology
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Oct 1998)
  • Voted YES on telecomm deregulation. (Feb 1996)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers. (Apr 2008)
  • Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet. (Jan 2007)
  • Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
  • No performance royalties for radio music. (Mar 2009)
Charlie Summers on Technology
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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