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Bob Underwood on Crime

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Opposes the death penalty--there have been too many mistakes

Q: Do you support the death penalty?

A: I only support the death penalty where the courts are very careful about only convicting the guilty and applying the same standards equally. Most states do not fall into this category. There have been too many mistakes. I am not against the death penalty for very serious offenses. Some people continue to pose a danger when they are in prison, but I am against using it with the courts being the way they are now.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 10, 2008

Three Strikes laws ok, but only for serious crimes

Q: Do you support mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws?

A: I am against victimless crimes. If I had it my way there would be far fewer laws. But for career criminals, burglars, robbers etc. who refuse to reform, I favor putting them in jail for a very long time. But I would be against plea bargaining. In other words the three strikes would be three convictions is a real trial. Murderers and Rapists should not get three chances, but they do not violate federal laws.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 10, 2008

Other candidates on Crime: Bob Underwood on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Deval Patrick
MA Senatorial:
Ed O`Reilly
John Kerry
Ted Kennedy


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

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Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
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DoD:Robert Gates
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AL:Sessions
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MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
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