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Bobby Jindal on Crime
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Chemical castration for sexual predators. (Nov 2010)
  • Death penalty for violent child rape. (Nov 2010)
  • Increase penalties on child predators and sex offenders. (Jan 2009)
  • Capital punishment for rape as well as murder. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)

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Bill Cassidy on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Mary Landrieu on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • Broaden death penalty; limit appeals. (Nov 1996)
  • Impose “truth in sentencing” with no parole. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
David Vitter on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Impose truth in sentencing. (Nov 2002)
  • Broaden use of death penalty. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)

House:


Rodney Alexander on Crime
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander 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)
Charles Boustany on Crime
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany 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 Cassidy on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
John Fleming on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Jeff Landry on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Vance McAllister on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cedric Richmond on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
  • Fewer resources on incarceration and more on education. (Nov 2010)
Steve Scalise on Crime
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Crime
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Foster on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Foster on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Richard Hugh Baker on Crime
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker 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)
  • 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)
John Breaux on Crime
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO 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)
John Cooksey on Crime
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey 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)
Chris John on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John 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)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Chris John on Crime
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris John 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)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Bennett Johnston on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
  • 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 NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Bob Livingston on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
  • 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 prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Billy Tauzin on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin 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)
Billy Tauzin III on Crime
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Crime
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
  • Enforce and strengthen current laws. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
John Cooksey on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey 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)
Bobby Jindal on Crime
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Chemical castration for sexual predators. (Nov 2010)
  • Death penalty for violent child rape. (Nov 2010)
  • Increase penalties on child predators and sex offenders. (Jan 2009)
  • Capital punishment for rape as well as murder. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
John Neely Kennedy on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
  • Support death penalty for convicted child rapists. (Jul 2008)
Jim McCrery on Crime
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery 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)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Charles Melancon on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon 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)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Charles Melancon on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon 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)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
David Vitter on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Impose truth in sentencing. (Nov 2002)
  • Broaden use of death penalty. (Nov 2002)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Paul Carmouche on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Crime
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • Crack down on sexual predators and other violent criminals. (May 2008)
William Jefferson on Crime
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson 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)
  • Rated 78% 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)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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