THE FIGHT BIG MONEY
SCORECARD

Issued by
From Ted Cruz to Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, presidential candidates from across the political spectrum have spoken out about our broken political system in which donors have too much influence with politicians and everyday people have too little. But so far, only a few of these candidates have offered real, concrete solutions to address these problems they criticize. Where does everyone stand?

The Fight Big Money scorecard will show you.

We have graded presidential candidates on their support for policies to give everyday people a bigger voice in politics as well as their efforts to champion these policies on the campaign trail and commitment to implementing them if elected.

How Are the Presidential
Candidates Graded?

Candidates earn credit for the following:
1.
Endorsing policies referenced in the Fighting Big Money Agenda
2.
Championing the Issue
Making the issue of fighting big money a central theme in their campaign
Making these solutions to the problem a core part of their message throughout the campaign
Showing and/or declaring their commitment to taking action to advance solutions if elected
3.
Candidates who have not endorsed any policies in the Fighting Big Money agenda can still earn some credit for supporting policies that are aimed at reducing the influence of big money in politics and that are not in contradiction with the Fighting Big Money agenda.

Where Do They Stand?

Hillary Clinton
B+
Hillary Clinton
Democrat
Ted Cruz
D-
Ted Cruz
Republican
John Kasich
F
John Kasich
Republican
Bernie Sanders
A-
Bernie Sanders
Democrat
Donald Trump
D-
Donald Trump
Republican
Former Candidates
Jeb Bush
D-
Jeb Bush
Republican
Ben Carson
D-
Ben Carson
Republican
Chris Christie
D-
Chris Christie
Republican
Carly Fiorina
F
Carly Fiorina
Republican
Jim Gilmore
F
Jim Gilmore
Republican
Mike Huckabee
D-
Mike Huckabee
Republican
Martin O'Malley
B+
Martin O'Malley
Democrat
Rand Paul
D-
Rand Paul
Republican
Marco Rubio
F
Marco Rubio
Republican
Rick Santorum
F
Rick Santorum
Republican
Disclaimer: The Fight Big Money Scorecard only gives credit to candidates for endorsing and championing policies to reduce the influence of big money in politics. These grades do not take into account candidate’s voluntary decisions to fund their campaigns in one way or another. A grade on this scorecard does not imply an endorsement by Every Voice.

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Photo Credits:
Bush, Christie, Kasich, Rubio, Santorum: Michael Vadon (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Carson, Trump: Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Clinton: U.S. State Department, www.state.gov
Cruz: Michael Vadon (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul: Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Gilmore: Michael Vadon CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
O’Malley: Maryland GovPics (Uploaded by AlbertHerring) CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sanders: www.sanders.senate.gov