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Cory Booker on Drugs
Mayor of Newark: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana. (Jul 2012)
  • Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager. (Sep 2010)
  • Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession. (Feb 2009)
Barbara Buono on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Barbara Buono on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Christie on Drugs
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Christie on other issues.
  • 1995: Applied 25% of county salary to drug addict residence. (Jun 2012)
  • Blocked implementation of medical marijuana laws. (Jun 2012)
  • Drug treatment rather than non-violent offenders in prison. (Jan 2012)
  • Outlaw designer drugs labeled as "bath salts". (Aug 2011)

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Cory Booker on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana. (Jul 2012)
  • Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager. (Sep 2010)
  • Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession. (Feb 2009)
Jeff Chiesa on Drugs
Republican Appointee: Click here for Jeff Chiesa on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gwen Diakos on Drugs
Independent Challenger: Click here for Gwen Diakos on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rush Holt on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Joe Kyrillos on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Kyrillos on other issues.
  • Keep medical marijuana restricted. (Dec 2010)
Steve Lonegan on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steve Lonegan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Menendez on Drugs
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Review current marijuana laws for cases of incurable disease. (Sep 2006)
  • 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)
Frank Pallone on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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 NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated Zero by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)

House:


Rob Andrews on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated A by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
Rodney Frelinghuysen on Drugs
Republican Representative (NJ-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Frelinghuysen 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 NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Scott Garrett on Drugs
Republican Representative (NJ-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scott Garrett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights . (Dec 2000)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
Rush Holt on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-12): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rush Holt 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)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Leonard Lance on Drugs
Republican (District 7): Click here for Leonard Lance on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank LoBiondo on Drugs
Republican Representative (NJ-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Frank LoBiondo 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 -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Frank Pallone on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Pallone 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 NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated Zero by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
Bill Pascrell on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell 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 NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
Donald Payne Jr. on Drugs
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Donald Payne Jr. on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Rothman on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steven Rothman 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 NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated Zero by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
Jon Runyan on Drugs
Republican (District 3): Click here for Jon Runyan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Albio Sires on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Albio Sires on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Christopher Smith on Drugs
Republican Representative (NJ-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Smith 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 NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Richard Codey on Drugs
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Drugs
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Maintain Byrne/JAG anti-drug funds at $520M instead of $170M. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2000)
  • Neutral on “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”. (Sep 2000)
Chris Daggett on Drugs
Independent Challenger (2009): Click here for Chris Daggett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on Drugs
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2000): Click here for Christie Todd Whitman-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Lautenberg on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (NJ): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Lautenberg on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Ian Linker on Drugs
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Ian Linker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donald Payne on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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)
  • 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)
Donny DiFrancesco on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (2001): Click here for Donny DiFrancesco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Thomas Kean on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1982-1989): Click here for Thomas Kean on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGreevey on Drugs
Former Democratic Governor (2002-2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim McGreevey on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Jul 1997)
Bret Schundler on Drugs
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for Bret Schundler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Bradley on Drugs
2000 Democratic Primary Challenger for President: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bill Bradley on other issues.
  • More funds for drug treatment; tackle demand, not supply. (Mar 2000)
  • No mandatory sentencing for first-time drug offenders. (Jan 2000)
  • Candidates’ long-past drug use shouldn’t matter. (Dec 1999)
  • Candidate drug use matters; admits pot but no cocaine. (Sep 1999)
  • “Just Say No” is ignored by urban kids. (Jan 1997)
  • Voted against more funds for int’l narcotics control. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Douglas Forrester on Drugs
2002 Republican Challenger for Senate (NJ): Click here for Douglas Forrester on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Torricelli on Drugs
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Torricelli on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
John Adler on Drugs
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for John Adler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Andrews on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Rob Andrews 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)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated A by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
Richard Codey on Drugs
Democratic NJ Governor: Click here for Richard Codey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Corzine on Drugs
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Corzine on other issues.
  • Maintain Byrne/JAG anti-drug funds at $520M instead of $170M. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase penalties for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2000)
  • Neutral on “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”. (Sep 2000)
Anne Evans Estabrook on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Anne Evans Estabrook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Ferguson on Drugs
Republican Representative (NJ-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ferguson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated -15 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Robert Franks on Drugs
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Franks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Thomas Kean Jr. on Drugs
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Kean Jr. on other issues.
  • Opposes marijuana legalization; prosecute drug crimes fully. (Sep 2006)
Bill Pascrell on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Pascrell 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 NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
Donald Payne on Drugs
Democratic Representative (NJ-10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Donald Payne 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)
  • 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)
Joe Pennacchio on Drugs
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Pennacchio on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties for meth & other drug offenses. (Nov 2007)
Marge Roukema on Drugs
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marge Roukema 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)
Murray Sabrin on Drugs
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Murray Sabrin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Saxton on Drugs
Republican Representative (NJ-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Saxton 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 NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Robert Menendez on Drugs
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NJ-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Menendez on other issues.
  • Review current marijuana laws for cases of incurable disease. (Sep 2006)
  • 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)
Dick Zimmer on Drugs
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Dick Zimmer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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