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Tom Ridge on Crime

Secretary of Homeland Defense; Former Republican Governor (PA)


Supports victimís rights & death penalty

On crime, Ridge got the legislature to pass Meganís Law, a tougher rape law and a victimsí rights measure in 1995, and he has restored capital punishment by signing more than 100 death warrants; executions have followed.
Source: National Journal, the Almanac of American Politics , Jan 28, 2000

More prisons; more death penalty

Source: 1998 PA National Political Awareness Test , Jul 2, 1998

Stricter penalties; less parole

Source: 1998 PA National Political Awareness Test , Jul 2, 1998

Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs.

Ridge adopted the National Governors Association position paper:

The Issue

NGAís Position

Source: National Governors Association "Issues / Positions" 01-NGA10 on Sep 14, 2001

Other candidates on Crime: Tom Ridge on other issues:
Obama Administration:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:John Kerry
DHS:Janet Napolitano
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USDA:Tom Vilsack

First Obama Administration:
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DOT:Ray LaHood
DOI:Ken Salazar
DOL:Hilda Solis

Former Bush Administration:
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V.P.Al Gore
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