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Pat Quinn on Drugs
Democratic Governor: Click here for Pat Quinn on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

IL 2014: 2014 IL Senate debate


Richard Durbin on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (IL): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Durbin on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Sharon Hansen on Drugs
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sharon Hansen on other issues.
  • Marijuana should be legalized like alcohol. (Dec 2013)
Mark Kirk on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Jim Oberweis on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Oberweis on other issues.
  • Who am I to say patients shouldn't use medical marijuana? (Feb 2014)
  • Let doctoral psychologists prescribe controlled substances. (Apr 2013)
Doug Truax on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Doug Truax on other issues.
  • Medical marijuana is a state issue. (Feb 2014)

House:


Judy Biggert on Drugs
Republican Representative (IL-13): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Judy Biggert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated D by VOTE-HEMP, indicating an anti-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Cheri Bustos on Drugs
Democrat (District 17): Click here for Cheri Bustos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Danny Davis on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Danny Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
  • Rated +25 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation. (Jul 2011)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Rodney Davis on Drugs
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rodney Davis on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties associated with drug-related crimes. (Nov 1996)
Bob Dold on Drugs
Republican challenger (District 10): Click here for Bob Dold on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tammy Duckworth on Drugs
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Tammy Duckworth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Enyart on Drugs
Democrat (District 12): Click here for Bill Enyart on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Foster on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Foster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Luis Gutierrez on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Luis Gutierrez on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +25 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Randy Hultgren on Drugs
Republican (District 14): Click here for Randy Hultgren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robin Kelly on Drugs
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robin Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Adam Kinzinger on Drugs
Republican (District 16): Click here for Adam Kinzinger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Lipinski on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -25 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Mike Quigley on Drugs
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Quigley on other issues.
  • Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation. (Jul 2011)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Mel Reynolds on Drugs
Democratic candidate (District 2): Click here for Mel Reynolds on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Roskam on Drugs
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Roskam on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Bobby Rush on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Rush on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +25 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Jan Schakowsky on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-9): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jan Schakowsky on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated A by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana. (Apr 2013)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Brad Schneider on Drugs
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Brad Schneider on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Aaron Schock on Drugs
Republican (District 18): Click here for Aaron Schock on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Shimkus on Drugs
Republican Representative (IL-19): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Shimkus on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Joe Walsh on Drugs
Republican (District 8): Click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rod Blagojevich on Drugs
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Jerry Costello on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Costello on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Jesse Louis Jackson on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Louis Jackson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Timothy Johnson on Drugs
Republican Representative (IL-15): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Timothy Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Nov 2011)
Donald Manzullo on Drugs
Republican Representative (IL-16): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donald Manzullo on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Bobby Schilling on Drugs
Republican challenger 2014 (District 17): Click here for Bobby Schilling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Ryan on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Ryan on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
James Thompson on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1977-1990): Click here for James Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Philip Crane on Drugs
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Philip Crane on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
James Durkin on Drugs
2002 Former Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for James Durkin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harris Fawell on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Harris Fawell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Fitzgerald on Drugs
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
Mike Flanagan on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Mike Flanagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Denny Hastert on Drugs
Republican (Retired 2007) (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Denny Hastert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated D by VOTE-HEMP, indicating an anti-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
Alan Keyes on Drugs
American Independent nominee for President; 2004 Republican challenger for IL Senate: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Keyes on other issues.
  • Stricter drug penalties; more border security. (Jan 2000)
  • It’s a moral crisis, not a drug problem. (Oct 1999)
  • Drug problem is a symptom of governmental lack of discipline. (Oct 1999)
  • Increase penalties for selling drugs. (Jul 1996)
William Lipinski on Drugs
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Lipinski on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Carol Moseley-Braun on Drugs
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carol Moseley-Braun on other issues.
  • Decriminalize minor marijuana possession & medical marijuana. (Jan 2004)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Barack Obama on Drugs
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • We share cross-border drug problem with Mexico. (Sep 2012)
  • Fast & Furious was completely wrongheaded; we've stopped it. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: More Mexicans killed in Drug War than soldiers in Iraq. (Aug 2009)
  • Yes, he still smokes while President. (Jun 2009)
  • Look at needle exchange; and expand treatment. (Feb 2008)
  • Fight to rid our communities of meth. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand drug courts; help prisoners with substance abuse. (Feb 2008)
  • 2001: questions harsh penalties for drug dealing. (Oct 2007)
  • Not first candidate to use drugs, but first honest about it. (Oct 2007)
  • Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18. (Sep 2007)
  • Experimented with cocaine but turned down heroin. (Aug 2007)
  • A “secret smoker”, especially around reporters. (Aug 2007)
  • Smokes cigarettes now; smoked some pot in high school. (Feb 2007)
  • Admitted marijuana use in high school & college. (Jan 2007)
  • Deal with street-level drug dealing as minimum-wage affair. (Oct 2006)
  • Understand why youngsters want to use drugs. (Aug 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Jack Ryan on Drugs
Former Republican Senate challenger (2004): Click here for Jack Ryan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Simon on Drugs
Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Simon on other issues.
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Melissa Bean on Drugs
Democratic Representative (IL-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Bean on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Roland Burris on Drugs
Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010): Click here for Roland Burris on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cardiss Collins on Drugs
Democrat (1973-1996) (District 7): Click here for Cardiss Collins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathy Cummings on Drugs
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Cummings on other issues.
  • Drug addiction is a social issue, not criminal. (Aug 2008)
Rahm Emanuel on Drugs
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Lane Evans on Drugs
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lane Evans on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Thomas Ewing on Drugs
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Ewing on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Alexi Giannoulias on Drugs
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently State Treasurer: Click here for Alexi Giannoulias on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Debbie Halvorson on Drugs
Democrat (until 2010) (District 11): Click here for Debbie Halvorson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Hare on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Phil Hare on other issues.
  • Medical marijuana ok; but more penalties for distributors. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Henry Hyde on Drugs
Republican (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Henry Hyde on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Mark Kirk on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (IL-10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Kirk on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Ray LaHood on Drugs
Republican Representative (IL-18): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ray LaHood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated D by VOTE-HEMP, indicating an anti-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
David Phelps on Drugs
Democrat (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Phelps on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
John Porter on Drugs
Republican (retired) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Porter on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Glenn Poshard on Drugs
Democrat (District 19): Click here for Glenn Poshard on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Sauerberg on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Steven Sauerberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Stafford on Drugs
Libertarian challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry Stafford on other issues.
  • Distributing drugs is criminal; use or abuse is not. (Mar 2008)
  • Distributing drugs is criminal; use or abuse is not. (Mar 2008)
Jerry Weller on Drugs
Republican Representative (IL-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Weller on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Sidney Yates on Drugs
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 9): Click here for Sidney Yates on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Blagojevich on Drugs
Democratic IL Governor; previously Representative (IL-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rod Blagojevich on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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