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Crowdsource questions to candidates during election season

We’re pleased to announce that AskThem and HonestAds– the non-profit organization for campaign ad transparency- are working together to connect you to candidates in time for the midterm elections!

Browse below to see the 75 candidates you can reach for competitive House and Senate races, including all 36 gubernatorial races. Visit our HonestAds page to select your candidate and then click on the orange box that says “Ask this person a question.” Then ask your chosen candidate, “Will you state ‘I approve the truth of this message’ in your political ads?”

ALABAMA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Robert Bentley (R) vs Patrick Griffith (D)

ALASKA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Sean Parnell (R) vs Bill Walker (D)

Senate:

Incumbent Mark Begich (D) vs Dan Sullivan (R)

ARIZONA

Gubernatorial:

Duck Ducey (R) vs Fred DuVal (D)

House of Representatives:

1st District:
Incumbent Ann Kirpatrick (D) vs Andy Tobin (R)

2nd District:
Incumbent Ron Barber (D) vs Martha McSally (R)

9th District:
Incumbent Krysten Sinema (D) vs Wendy Rogers (R)

ARKANSAS

Gubernatorial:

Asa Hutchinson (R) vs Mike Ross (D)

Senate

Incumbent Mark Pryor (D) vs Tom Cotton (R)

House of Representatives:

2nd District:
French Hill (R) vs Patrick Hays (D) vs Debbie Standiford (L)

CALIFORNIA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Jerry Brown (D) vs Neel Kashkari (R)

House of Representatives:

7th District:
Doug Ose (R) vs Ami Bera (D)

9th District:
Incumbent Jerry McNerney (D) vs Tony Amador (R)

10th District:
Incumbent Jeff Denham (R) vs Michael Eggman (D)

16th District:
Incumbent Jim Costa (D) vs Johnny Tacherra (R)

17th District
Incumbent Mike Honda (D) vs Ro Khanna (D)

21st District:
Incumbent David Valadao (R)vs Amanda Renteria (D)

24th District:
Incumbent Lois Capps (D) vs Chris Mitchum (R)

26th District
Incumbent Julia Brownley (D) vs Jeff Gorell (R)

31st District:
Paul Chabot (R) vs Pete Aguilar (D)

52nd District:
Incumbent Scott Peters (D) vs Carl Demaio (R)

COLORADO

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent John Hickenlooper (D) vs Bob Beauprez (R)

Senate:

Incumbent Mark Udall (D) vs Cory Gardner (R)

House of Representatives

Sixth District:
Incumbent Mike Coffman (R) vs Andrew Romanoff (D)

CONNECTICUT

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Dannel Malloy (D) vs Tom Foley (R)

FLORIDA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Rick Scott (R) vs Charlie Crist (D) vs Adrian Wyllie (L)

House of Representatives:

2nd District:
Incumbent Steve Southerland II (R) vs Gwen Graham (D)

18th District:
Incumbent Patrick Murphy (D) vs Carl Domino (R)

26th District:
Incumbent Joe Garcia (D) vs David Rivera (R)

22nd District:
Incumbent Lois Frankel (D) vs Paul Spain (R)

GEORGIA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Nathan Deal (R) vs Jason Carter (D)

Senate:

David Perdue (R) vs Michelle Nunn (D)

House of Representatives:

12th District:
Incumbent John Barrow (D) vs Rick Allen (R)

HAWAII

Gubernatorial:

David Ige (D) vs Duke Aiona (R)

IDAHO

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Butch Otter (R) vs A.J. Balukoff (D)

House of Representatives:

2nd District:
Incumbent Mike Simpson (R) vs Richard Stalling (D)

ILLINOIS

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Pat Quinn (D) vs Bruce Rauner (R) vs Chad Grimm (L)

Senate:

Dick Durbin (D) vs Jim Oberweis (R) vs Sharon Hansen (L)

House of Representatives:

8th District
Incumbent Tammy Duckworth (D) vs Lawrence Kaifesh (R)

10th District:
Incumbent Brad Schneider (D) vs Robert Dold (R)

12th District:
Incumbent William Enyart (D) vs Mike Bost (R)

13th District:
Incumbent Rodney Davis (R) vs Ann Callis (D)

17th District:
Incumbent Cheri Bustos (D) vs Bobby Schilling (R) vs Eric Reyes (I)

IOWA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Terry Brandstad (R) vs Jack Hatch (D)

Senate:

Joni Ernst (R) vs Bruce Braley (D)

House of Representatives:

2nd District:
Incumbent Dave Loebsack (D) vs Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R)

3rd District:
David Young (R) vs Staci Appel (D)

4th District:
Incumbent Steve King (R) vs Christie Vilsack (D)

KANSAS

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Sam Brownback (R) vs Paul Davis (D)

Senate:

Incumbent Pat Roberts (R) vs Greg Orman (I)

KENTUCKY

Senate:

Mitch McConnell (R) vs Alison Grimes (D) vs David Patterson (L)

House of Representatives:

3rd District:
Incumbent John Yarmuth (D) vs Michael Macfarlane (R)

LOUISIANA

Senate:

Incumbent Mary Landrieu (D) vs Bill Cassidy (R)

MAINE

Gubernatorial:

Paul LePage (R) vs Mike Michaud (D) vs Eliot Cutler (I)

House of Representatives

2nd District:
Emily Cain (D)vs Bruce Poliquin (R) vs Blaine Richardson (I)

Senate:
Susan Collins (R) vs Shenna Bellows (D)

MARYLAND

Gubernatorial:

Larry Hogan (R) vs Anthony Brown (D)

MASSACHUSETTS

Gubernatorial:

Martha Coakley (D) vs Charles D. Baker (R)

House of Representatives:

6th District:
Seth Moulton (D) vs Richard Tisei (R)

Senate:
Incumbent Edward Markey (D) vs Brian Herr (R)

MICHIGAN

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Rick Snyder (R) vs Mark Schaeur (D)

Senate:

Terri Lynn Land (R) vs Gary Peters (D)

House of Representatives:

3rd District:
Incumbent Justin Amash (R) vs Bob Goodrich (D)

4th District:
Jeff Holmes (D) vs John Moolenaar (R)

10th District:
Incumbent Candice Miller (R) vs Chuck Stadler (D)

11th District:
David Trott (R) vs Bobby McKenzie (D)

MINNESOTA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Mark Dayton (D) vs Jeff Johnson (R)

House of Representatives:

2nd District:
Incumbent John Kline (R) vs Mike Obermueller (D)

3rd District:
Incumbent Erik Paulsen (R) vs Sharon Sund (D)

8th District:
Incumbent Rick Nolan (D) vs Stewart Mills (R) vs Ray Sandman (G)

MONTANA

Senate:

Amanda Curtis (D) vs Steve Daines (R)

NEBRASKA

Gubernatorial:

Pete Ricketts (R) vs Chuck Hassebrook (D)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Maggie Hassan (D) vs Andrew Hemingway (R)

Senate:

Incumbent Jeanee Shaheen (D) vs Scott Brown (R)

House of Representatives:

1st District:
Incumbent Carol Shea-Porter (D) vs Frank Guinta (R)

NEVADA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Brian Sandoval (R) vs Robert Goodman (D)

House of Representatives:

3rd District:
Incumbent Joe Heck (R) vs Erin Bilbray (D)

NEW JERSEY

House of Representatives:

2nd District:
Incumbent Frank LoBiondo (R) vs Bill Hughes (D)

3rd District:
Aimee Belgard (D) vs Tom MacArthur (R) vs Frederick John LaVergne (D & R)

Senate:
Incumbent Cory Booker (D) vs Jeff Bell (R)

NEW MEXICO

Gubernatorial:

Susana Martinez (R) vs Gary King (D)

Senate:
Incumbent Tom Udall (D) vs Allen Weh (R)

House of Representatives:

2nd District:
Incumbent Steve Pearce (R) vs Roxanne Laura (D)

NEW YORK

Gubernatorial:
Incumbent Andrew Cuomo (D) vs Rob Astorino (R) vs Howie Hawkins (G)
vs Michael McDermott (L)

House of Representatives:

1st District:
Incumbent Tim Bishop (D) vs Lee Zeldin (R)

3rd District:
Incumbent Steve Isreal (D) vs Grant Lally (L)

10th District:
Incumbent Jerrold Nadler (D) vs Ross Brady (R)

11th District:
Incumbent Michael Grimm (R) vs Domenic Recchia (D)

18th District:
Incumbent Sean Maloney (D) vs Nan Hayworth (R)

21st District:
Incumbent Bill Owens (D) vs Elise Stefanik (R)

NORTH CAROLINA

Senate:

Incumbent Kay Hagan (D) vs Thom Tillis (R)

House of Representatives:

7th District:
Jonathan Barfield
(D) vs David Rouzer (R)

OHIO

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent John Kasich (R) vs Ed FitzGerald (D)

OKLAHOMA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Mary Fallin (R) vs Joe Dorman (D)

Senate:
Jim Inhofe (R) vs Matt Silverstein (D) vs Joan Farr (I)

OREGON

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent John Kitzhaber (D) vs Dennis Richardson (R) vs Paul Grad (L) vs Aaron Auer (C)

House of Representatives:

4th District:
Incumbent Peter DeFazio (D) vs Art Robinson (R)

5th District:
Incumbent Kurt Schrader (D) vs Tootie Smith (R)

Senate:

Incumbent Jeff Merkely (D) vs Monica Wehby (R) vs vs Mike Montchalin (L)

PENNSYLVANIA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Tom Corbett (R) vs Tom Wolf (D) vs Tom Lineaweaver (I)

House of Representatives:

8th District:
Incumbent Michael Fitzpatrick (R) vs Kevin Strouse (D)

6th District:
Manan Trived (D) vs Ryan Costello (R)

16th District:
Incumbent Joe Pitts (D) vs Tom Houghton (R)

RHODE ISLAND

Gubernatorial:

Gina Raimondo (D) vs Allan Fung (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

Gubernatorial:

Nikki Haley (R) vs Vincent Sheheen (D) vs Steve French (L)

Senate:

Incumbent Lindsey Graham (R) vs Brad Hutto (D) vs Victor Kocher (L)

SOUTH DAKOTA

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Dennis Daugaard (R) vs Susan Wismer (D)

Senate:

Mike Rounds (R) vs Rick Weiland (D) vs Larry Pressler (I) vs Gordon Howie (I)

TENNESSEE

Gubernatorial:

Bill Haslam (R) vs Charlie Brown (D) vs Isa Infante (G)

TEXAS

Gubernatorial:

Wendy Davis (D) vs Greg Abbott (R)

Senate:

Incumbent John Cornyn (R) vs David Alameel (D)

House of Representatives:

23rd District:
Incumbent Pete Gallego (D) vs Will Hurd (R)

34th District:
Incumbent Filemon Vela (D) vs Larry Smith (L)

VERMONT

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Peter Shumlin (D) vs Scott Milne (R)

WASHINGTON

House of Representatives:

3rd District:
Incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler (R) vs Bob Dingethal (D)

8th District:
Incumbent Dave Reichert (R) vs Jason Ritchie (D)

WEST VIRGINIA

Senate:

Natalie Tennant (D) vs Shelley More Capito (R)

House of Representatives:

3rd District:
Incumbent Nick Rahall (D) vs Evan Jenkins (R)

WISCONSIN

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Scott Walker (R) vs Mary Burke (D) vs Robert Burke (L)

WYOMING

Gubernatorial:

Incumbent Matt Mead (R) vs Pete Gosar (D)

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One Response to Crowdsource questions to candidates during election season

  1. David Miller says:

    Dirty politics has been one of those things that really bother me for a number of years. The website above demonstrates that. So in that vane I would like to state that your statement “Will you state ‘I approve the truth of this message’ in your political ads?” is nowhere near as emphatic as I would make it. My suggestion is to change the word “approve” to “certify with my candidacy and eligibility”. As important as this issue is, it is unfortunate that the majority of the electorate buys into negative false advertising sound bites. Until that changes, nothing changes, even if all candidates use your statement. It won’t change a thing until the public stops buying sound bites and starts truly looking at their candidates.
    I do wish you great success however.

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