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Jeb Bush on Crime
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect: Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Symbol of crime needs a human face on it. (Dec 2009)
  • Passed Habitual Offender Accountability Act. (Dec 2009)
  • We are not safe; not in our homes, not anywhere. (Feb 2007)
  • 1994 TV ad: My opponent won't push electric chair. (Feb 2007)
  • Called special legislative session for death penalty law. (Feb 2007)
  • Building private prisons would save 15%-20% of state costs. (Feb 2007)
  • Make sure criminals serve at least 85% of their jail time. (Oct 2006)
  • I'm a hang-'em-by-the-neck conservative. (Sep 2004)
  • Adopted Three-Strike Violent Felony Offender Act. (Nov 2001)
  • 10-20-Life: Increase mandatory minimum sentences. (Nov 2001)
  • Fewer death-row appeals; faster executions. (Jan 2000)
  • Longer prison terms for gun-toting criminals. (Jan 2000)
  • Build more prisons; private contracts OK. (Jul 1998)
  • Alternative sentencing & rehabiliation acceptable. (Jul 1998)
  • Supports death penalty. (Jul 1998)
  • Stricter penalties for drug, sex, & gun offenses. (Jul 1998)
  • Heinous crimes no longer news: exposure lowers norms. (Nov 1995)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Charlie Crist on Crime
Republican: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
  • "Chain Gang Charlie": reinstitute prisoner labor on highways. (Feb 2014)
  • 1978: Florida State murders taught empathy for victims. (Feb 2014)
  • 1993: Sponsored STOP law: Stop Turning Out Prisoners. (Feb 2014)
  • Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs. (Jan 2010)
  • Stop Turning Out Prisoners: serve at least 85% of sentence. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program. (Mar 2008)
  • Proposed the Anti-Murder Act. (Mar 2007)
  • Require that prisoners serve at least 85% of their sentences. (Nov 2006)
  • Broaden use of federal death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More federal prisons; more “truth in sentencing”. (Nov 1998)
Rick Scott on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Scott on other issues.
  • Signs death warrant for murderer. (Jan 2014)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Alexander Snitker on Crime
Libertarian Lt. Governor Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alexander Snitker on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment. (Aug 2010)
  • Job-training, substance-abuse, & early-release for prisoners. (Aug 2010)

Senate:

FL 2012: 2012 Florida Senate Debates


Connie Mack IV on Crime
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Bill Nelson on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (FL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Nelson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Marco Rubio on Crime
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • 2000: Established West Miami's 1st bicycle patrol officers. (Jun 2012)
  • 25 years ago, sister's husband made many mistakes. (Jun 2012)
  • Toughen laws against prostitution & sex trafficking. (Apr 2007)
  • Collect DNA of those convicted of sexually deviant behavior. (Nov 2006)
  • Mandatory life sentence for repeat sex offenders. (Nov 2006)
  • Endless death row appeals hinder justice. (Nov 2006)
Dave Weldon on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

House:


Gus Bilirakis on Crime
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gus Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Corrine Brown on Crime
Democratic Representative (FL-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Corrine Brown on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 28% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Vern Buchanan on Crime
Republican: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Vern Buchanan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Sponsored bill for harsher sentencing for "pill mills". (Mar 2011)
Kathy Castor on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kathy Castor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Curt Clawson on Crime
Republican (District 19): Click here for Curt Clawson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ander Crenshaw on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ander Crenshaw on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Ron DeSantis on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron DeSantis on other issues.
  • Prosecuted wide range of military & federal cases. (Nov 2012)
Ted Deutch on Crime
Democrat (District 21): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ted Deutch on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Provide defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
Mario Diaz-Balart on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-25): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mario Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Lois Frankel on Crime
Democrat (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lois Frankel on other issues.
  • Death penalty but also alternative sentencing. (Nov 1998)
Joe Garcia on Crime
Democrat (District 26): Click here for Joe Garcia on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Grayson on Crime
Democrat (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Grayson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Alcee Hastings on Crime
Democratic Representative (FL-23): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Alcee Hastings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 90% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
David Jolly on Crime
Republican (District 13): Click here for David Jolly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kendrick Meek on Crime
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek on other issues.
  • First African-American captain in Florida Highway Patrol. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
John Mica on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Mica on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Miller on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Miller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Patrick Murphy on Crime
Democrat: Click here for Patrick Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rich Nugent on Crime
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rich Nugent on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Bill Posey on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Posey on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
David Rivera on Crime
Republican (District 25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Rivera on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Tom Rooney on Crime
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Rooney on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-18): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on other issues.
  • 1988: Husband prosecuted Sen. Marco Rubio's brother-in-law. (Jun 2012)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Dennis Ross on Crime
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dennis Ross on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Steve Southerland on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for Steve Southerland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Crime
Democratic Representative (FL-20): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Dan Webster on Crime
Republican (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Webster on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Allen West on Crime
Republican (District 22): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Allen West on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Frederica Wilson on Crime
Democrat (District 24): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frederica Wilson on other issues.
  • Restore voting rights for felons. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
Ted Yoho on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ted Yoho on other issues.
  • Support capital punishment. (Nov 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George LeMieux on Crime
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George LeMieux on other issues.
  • Argued in favor of death penalty in Supreme Court case. (Apr 2012)
Sandy Adams on Crime
Republican (Lost 2012 primary) (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sandy Adams on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Connie Mack IV on Crime
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Trey Radel on Crime
Republican (resigned 2014) (District 19): Click here for Trey Radel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cliff Stearns on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Cliff Stearns on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Bill Young on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-10): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bill Young on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bill McBride on Crime
Former Democrat Challenger (2002): Click here for Bill McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Janet Reno on Crime
Former Democratic Challenger (2006), and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Janet Reno on other issues.
  • Criticized for losing key cases, but praised for toughness. (Jan 1999)
  • Against mandatory sentencing for nonviolent crimes. (Jan 1999)
  • Opposes death penalty, but willing to apply it. (Nov 1998)
  • Look at potential for rehabilitation when sentencing kids. (Jan 1998)
  • 1993: Waco resulted from protecting FBI's credibility. (Nov 1997)
  • White collar crime a top priority. (Oct 1997)
  • Constitutional admentment to protect victims’ rights. (Jun 1997)
  • Incarcerate repeat offenders; alternatives for first offense. (Feb 1997)
  • Tried & failed to repeal mandatory minimum sentences. (Nov 1993)
  • Post-Waco review vindicated Reno & blamed Koresh. (May 1993)
  • Called Waco “the worst day of my life”. (Apr 1993)
  • Death penalty might be a deterrent, but never proven. (Mar 1993)
  • Opposes death penalty, but won 103 death convictions. (Nov 1992)
  • Only justification for death penalty is vengeance. (Nov 1992)
  • Early advocate of community policing. (Apr 1992)
  • Created victims’ advocacy program. (Dec 1986)
Michael Bilirakis on Crime
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Charles Canady on Crime
Former GOP (District 12): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Charles Canady on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Betty Castor on Crime
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for Betty Castor on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Deutsch on Crime
Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep.: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 22% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Peter Deutsch on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 20): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 22% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Tillie Fowler on Crime
Former GOP (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tillie Fowler on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Porter Goss on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 14): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Porter Goss on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bob Graham on Crime
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bob Graham on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Katherine Harris on Crime
Republican challenger (2006); Former US Representative: Click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Katherine Harris on Crime
Republican (until 2007) (District 13): Click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Connie Mack on Crime
Former Republican Senator (until 2000): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Bill McCollum on Crime
Former Republican challenger (2004); former US Rep.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bill McCollum on Crime
Republican (Until 2001) (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Carrie Meek on Crime
Democrat (retired 2002) (District 17): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Carrie Meek on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Bob Smith on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (NH; retired 2002): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Bob Smith on other issues.
  • Support the Death Penalty. (Mar 2010)
  • Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Mar 2010)
  • Punish swiftly & severely; including death penalty. (Jul 1999)
  • Include violent crime victims in sentence policy-making. (Jul 1999)
  • Victim’s Bill of Rights: notification & restitution. (Jul 1999)
  • Broaden use of death penalty; limit death row appeals. (Jul 1996)
  • More prisons; more full sentences; more boot camps. (Jul 1996)
  • Stricter visas & chemical tracing to fight terrorism. (Jul 1996)
  • Prosecute juvenile murderers as adults. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Karen Thurman on Crime
Former Democrat (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Karen Thurman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Allen Boyd on Crime
Democratic Representative (FL-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Allen Boyd on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Dennis Bradley on Crime
2010 Veterans Party Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Bradley on other issues.
  • Life sentence for first conviction fro child molesters. (Mar 2010)
  • Life sentences on tropical islands. (Mar 2010)
Ginny Brown-Waite on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ginny Brown-Waite on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Charlie Crist on Crime
Republican: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
  • "Chain Gang Charlie": reinstitute prisoner labor on highways. (Feb 2014)
  • 1978: Florida State murders taught empathy for victims. (Feb 2014)
  • 1993: Sponsored STOP law: Stop Turning Out Prisoners. (Feb 2014)
  • Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs. (Jan 2010)
  • Stop Turning Out Prisoners: serve at least 85% of sentence. (Dec 2009)
  • Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports 10-20-Life and Stop Turning Out Prisoners program. (Mar 2008)
  • Proposed the Anti-Murder Act. (Mar 2007)
  • Require that prisoners serve at least 85% of their sentences. (Nov 2006)
  • Broaden use of federal death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More federal prisons; more “truth in sentencing”. (Nov 1998)
Jim Davis on Crime
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Bernard DeCastro on Crime
2010 Constitution Party Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bernard DeCastro on other issues.
  • Founded gospel-based Florida Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition. (Jun 2009)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-21): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 33% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Tom Feeney on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-24): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Feeney on other issues.
  • Feeney Amendment: Limit judges with sentencing guidelines. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Mark Foley on Crime
Republican (District 16): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mark Foley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Jeff Greene on Crime
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Jeff Greene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Johnston on Crime
Democrat (1988-1996) (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Harry Johnston on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Ric Keller on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ric Keller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Ron Klein on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ron Klein on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Suzanne Kosmas on Crime
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzanne Kosmas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Tim Mahoney on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Mahoney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Mel Martinez on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (FL); previously Secretary of H.U.D.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mel Martinez on other issues.
  • I support the death penalty. (Oct 2004)
  • End illegal Internet gambling and pornography. (Jul 2004)
  • Crack down criminals who prey on senior citizens. (Jul 2004)
  • Close loopholes on Officer Next Door program. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Kendrick Meek on Crime
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek on other issues.
  • First African-American captain in Florida Highway Patrol. (Aug 2010)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Dan Miller on Crime
Republican (retired) (District 13): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dan Miller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Adam Putnam on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Adam Putnam on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Joe Scarborough on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Joe Scarborough on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Clay Shaw on Crime
Republican (District 22): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Clay Shaw on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Alexander Snitker on Crime
2010 Libertarian challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alexander Snitker on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment. (Aug 2010)
  • Job-training, substance-abuse, & early-release for prisoners. (Aug 2010)
Dave Weldon on Crime
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Robert Wexler on Crime
Democratic Representative (FL-19): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Robert Wexler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 67% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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