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Jay Nixon on Crime
Missouri Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jay Nixon on other issues.
  • More DWI arrests save more lives. (Jan 2011)
  • Broaden use of death penalty; including drug traffickers. (Nov 1998)
  • Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals. (Nov 1998)

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MO 2012: 2012 Missouri Senate Debates


Todd Akin on Crime
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin 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)
Roy Blunt on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
John Brunner on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Claire McCaskill on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Claire McCaskill on other issues.
  • Increase sentences for repeat violent criminals. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Sarah Steelman on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sarah Steelman on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty for certain crimes. (Jun 2008)

House:


Russ Carnahan on Crime
Democratic Representative (MO-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Russ Carnahan 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
William Lacy Clay on Crime
Democratic Representative (MO-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for William Lacy Clay 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 making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • 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)
Emmanuel Cleaver on Crime
Democratic Representative (MO-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Emmanuel Cleaver 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)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Apr 2013)
Samuel Graves on Crime
Republican Representative (MO-6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Samuel Graves 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)
Vicky Hartzler on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vicky Hartzler on other issues.
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Billy Long on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Billy Long on other issues.
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Blaine Luetkemeyer on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Blaine Luetkemeyer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Jason Smith on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for Jason Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ann Wagner on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for Ann Wagner on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Matt Blunt on Crime
Republican MO Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Blunt on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • More prisons; less parole. (Nov 1998)
Todd Akin on Crime
Republican Representative (MO-2); Senate Challenger 2012: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Todd Akin 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)
Jo Ann Emerson on Crime
Republican Representative (MO-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jo Ann Emerson 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Bob Holden on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Holden on other issues.
  • Lower drunk driving limit to .08. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
John Ashcroft on Crime
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Ashcroft on other issues.
  • No racial bias in Garza execution nor in federal system. (Jun 2001)
  • Opposes any further delays in McVeigh’s execution. (Jun 2001)
  • Oversaw 7 executions as Governor of Missouri. (Dec 2000)
  • Tougher school rules keep schools safe. (Nov 2000)
  • Death penalty reinforces consequences for our actions. (May 1998)
  • Finding Christ on death row is no reason for pardon. (May 1998)
  • 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)
Jean Carnahan on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jean Carnahan on other issues.
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Mel Carnahan on Crime
Governor & 2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (MO)-Deceased 2000: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mel Carnahan on other issues.
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
  • Ban racial profiling. (Jun 2000)
  • Supports building new prisons. (Feb 2000)
Bill Emerson on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bill Emerson 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)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (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)
Nancy Farmer on Crime
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Farmer on other issues.
  • No death penalty, more community policing. (Jul 1996)
  • Mandatory sentencing, but fund rehabilitation & alternatives. (Jul 1996)
Dick Gephardt on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Dick Gephardt on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 56% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Mel Hancock on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mel Hancock 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)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Karen McCarthy on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Karen McCarthy 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)
  • 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)
Roy Blunt on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (MO-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Roy Blunt 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)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Kit Bond on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (MO): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Kit Bond on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 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 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Robin Carnahan on Crime
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robin Carnahan on other issues.
  • Safe at Home: mail-forwarding for domestic violence victims. (Apr 2010)
Bill Clay Sr. on Crime
Democrat (retired 2000) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bill Clay Sr. on other issues.
  • 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 YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 100% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Pat Danner on Crime
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Pat Danner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO 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)
Kenny Hulshof on Crime
Republican Representative (MO-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kenny Hulshof 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)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mike Parker on Crime
Republican (retired 1998) (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Parker 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)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Ike Skelton on Crime
Democratic Representative (MO-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ike Skelton 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)
  • 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 56% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Jim Talent on Crime
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent 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 prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Jim Talent on Crime
Republican Senator; previously Representative (MO-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Talent 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 prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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