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Rebekah Kennedy on Crime

Green Senate challenger


Death penalty is an outdated practice

Q: Do you support or oppose the death penalty?

A: Do Not Support. Giving the government the power of life and death over its citizens makes a mockery of the concept of limited government. Even if we assume that certain human beings have the right to decide if others will live or die, false convictions and racial biases in sentencing are more than enough reason to oppose this outdated practice.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org May 20, 2008

Opposes Three Strikes sentencing laws

Q: Do you support or oppose Three Strikes sentencing laws?

A: Do Not Support. In there present form, these laws send people to prison for life for relatively trivial offenses. I support laws to insure that violent habitual offenders are progressively sentenced and not given third and fourth chances to victimize others. I do not support a life sentence for a person who has a history of one violent assault and two hot checks.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org May 20, 2008

Other candidates on Crime: Rebekah Kennedy on other issues:
AR Gubernatorial:
Mike Beebe
AR Senatorial:
Blanche Lambert Lincoln
Mark Pryor


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)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
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( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
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
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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Page last updated: Dec 03, 2008