Monday, April 25 at 7pm EDT Rep. David Jolly (R) and Rep. Alan Grayson (D) went head-to-head and answered YOUR questions in a groundbreaking Open Debate moderated by The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur and Independent Journal Review's Benny Johnson.

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Ask Congressman David Jolly (R-FL) and Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) about the issues that are most important to you -- then vote and tell others! Watch the Florida Open Debate for U.S. Senate right here on Monday, April 25, at 7:00 pm EDT. All questions will be chosen from among those that receive the most votes online.
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What are you going to do to reform the campaign finance system?

How will you work with the President to make a viable campaign finance system? 90% of Americans believe that money needs to get out of politics.

Submitted by: Firemaster39 from NY
April 19, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support having the President of the U.S. elected by popular vote?

Is it time to abolish the Electoral College?

Submitted by: Jim M. from MA
April 19, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to repeal Citizens United?

Follow up question: If Yes, "Is that because you believe money in politics has a negative influence and those who accept money are more likely to be beholden to those donors rather than voters?"

Submitted by: cyclops1101 from CA
April 19, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support a 28th Amendment to the Constitution to get money out of politics

Given the Princeton Study that showed that there was no correlation between public opinion and legislation proposed in congress over the last 40 yrs since Buckley V. Valeo put money into politics.

Submitted by: BennieB from GA
April 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support an amendment to make voting a right of every american ?

Voting should be a right and not infringed upon by any laws

Submitted by: deone from CA
April 19, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support getting rid of lifetime salaries and benefits for congress?

No one else can work as little as Congress and still have a job, let alone lifetime salary and benefits.

Submitted by: Mike from WA
April 19, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support ending the "Silent Filibuster" rule in the Senate?

Currently, Senators have the ability to have a bill held, without having their name disclosed. If a Senator wants to hold up the people's business, shouldn't the people s know who it is?

Submitted by: Deana I. from CA
April 21, 2016, 12:07 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support a rule against attaching unrelated riders to bills?

Legislators often kill a generally supported bill by attaching an offensive rider to it, or add self-serving unrelated riders to bills that are considered must-pass. Would you make that illegal?
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Submitted by: Anne G. from PA
April 19, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What are your thoughts on voter suppression in both parties this election?

Specifically the topic of closed primaries, voters unwillingly being changed from dem to unnafilated, polls opening at noon instead of 6a.m. in lower class neighborhoods, polling stations being closed

Submitted by: Jack Van Lierop
April 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What work will you do to raise awareness and move to end gerrymandering?

The populist movement has begun to shine a light on the critical issue of money in politics, but the perversion of democracy is deep with many roots. Can you address gerrymandering?

Submitted by: Matthew from FL
April 21, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Make Congress hold open votes on each measure, instead of Omnibus bills?

At present, horrible measures are voted on late at night, on Fridays and holidays, or buried in omnibus Bills. (The Patriot Act is one of the most egregious)

Submitted by: Richard L. from CA
April 21, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to stop the bribery from Kochs and other corporate interests?

This includes lobbyists who write the laws and hand them to elected officials on behalf of their donors.

Submitted by: Richard M from FL
April 18, 2016, 7:41 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to put a stop to corporate infiltration of government agencies?

Corporate lobbyists have been appointed to watchdog agencies and then undermining the mission of the agencies. This puts the public in danger and short circuits democracy.

Submitted by: Edward H. from CO
April 23, 2016, 11:36 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Do you support completely open Primaries?

The Primary process is essentially controlled by the 2 Parties, the Democrats and Republicans. In States w/ closed Primaries, Independents are not allowed to vote in either Primary.

Submitted by: CosmicChuck from NM
April 19, 2016, 11:33 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Will you support public funding of elections?

Most of the major issues facing our country are affected by the central issue of money in politics. Unless we solve that problem, lasting change is virtually impossible.

Submitted by: Betty
April 23, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support charging members of Congress with "willful neglect of office"?

Are elected officials who go to DC with the sole purpose of impeding the function of govt., failing to discharge the duties of the office they were elected to? Should they be criminally charged?

Submitted by: Deana I. from CA
April 21, 2016, 12:18 a.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to make it fair and equal from all citizens to vote?

It is clear in some areas of the US that the location of polling places and voter ID laws are preventing people of limited means from being part of the democratic process.

Submitted by: Lightingman from OR
April 19, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections
Submitted by: John L from FL
April 18, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

What will you do to ensure that all Americans have their vote counted

This Primary season has been riddled with voter suppression and fraud. What will you change to make it work for all of us so that elections cannot be fudged against the will of the people!

Submitted by: Maryann Mueller from NY
April 21, 2016, 9:30 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Why should the American people trust anyone who does not fully disclose donors?

What does it say about a politician when they hide who is funding them? I don't think I would vote for someone who is not openly opposed to Citizens United. Silence is choosing to side w the oppresors

Submitted by: A.J. King from OH
April 19, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Would you support a Commission on Voting Regulations at the national level?

The voter suppression is at an alltime high,deliberate & accidentally by unfunded BOE in each state. All national elections should have the same laws a regulations for elections of Congressional& WH.

Submitted by: Lucy from SC
April 22, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

Should congress be subjected to the same drug testing as welfare recipients?

History has shown a very low failure rate of welfare recipients when drug tested but often see congress man and women arrested for drug procession

Submitted by: Kyle W. from OH
April 21, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Issue area: Government & Elections

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