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Tom Corbett on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Corbett on other issues.
  • Justice Reinvestment: eligible offenders out of system. (Feb 2013)
  • 290 new state troopers plus 90 new civilian dispatchers. (Feb 2013)
  • Cancel unneeded expensive prison project in Fayette County. (Mar 2011)
Michael Nutter on Crime
Mayor of Philadelphia: Click here for Michael Nutter on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

PA 2012: 2012 Penn. Senate Debates


Bob Casey on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes. (Jul 2005)
  • Keep the death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Tom Smith on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Pat Toomey on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)

House:


Lou Barletta on Crime
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Robert Brady on Crime
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady 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)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • 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)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Matt Cartwright on Crime
Democrat (District 17): Click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Critz on Crime
Republican (District 12): Click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Dent on Crime
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Dent 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)
Mike Doyle on Crime
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • 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 40% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Chaka Fattah on Crime
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah 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)
  • Rated 80% 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)
Jim Gerlach on Crime
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach 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)
Mike Kelly on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Kelly on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Tom Marino on Crime
Republican (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Marino on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
Patrick Meehan on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patrick Meehan on other issues.
  • Formed the Route 222 Corridor Anti-Gang Initiative. (Nov 2010)
Tim Murphy on Crime
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy 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)
Scott Perry on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Pitts on Crime
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Keith Rothfus on Crime
Republican (District 12): Click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allyson Schwartz on Crime
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz 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)
Bill Shuster on Crime
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster 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)
Glenn Thompson on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Glenn Thompson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ed Rendell on Crime
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
  • Fund education well, and we can cut incarceration costs. (Feb 2010)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2006)
Sam Rohrer on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marc Scaringi on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Welch on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jason Altmire on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • 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)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Holden on Crime
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden 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 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 38% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Crime
Previous Democrat (until 1995) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
  • Supports truth-in-sentencing and death penalty. (Nov 1994)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Todd Platts on Crime
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts 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)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Tom Ridge on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • Supports victimís rights & death penalty. (Jan 2000)
  • More prisons; more death penalty. (Jul 1998)
  • Stricter penalties; less parole. (Jul 1998)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Mark Schweiker on Crime
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Clinger on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
John Featherman on Crime
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for John Featherman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jon Fox on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jon Fox 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Jim Greenwood on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood 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)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (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)
Joseph Hoeffel on Crime
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel 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)
  • Rated 50% 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)
Joseph Hoeffel on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel 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)
  • Rated 50% 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)
Tom Martin on Crime
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2000)
  • Oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Oct 2000)
Joe McDade on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe McDade 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)
Chuck Pennacchio on Crime
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bud Shuster on Crime
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bud Shuster 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Betsy Summers on Crime
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
  • Emphasize prevention. (Oct 2004)
  • End the death penalty unless next-of-kin request it. (Oct 2004)
  • More rehabilitation; reduced sentences. (Oct 2004)
Robert Walker on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robert Walker 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)
Robert Borski on Crime
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Borski 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 funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Chris Carney on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty for treason. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports alternative sentencing & rehabilitation. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO 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)
William Coyne on Crime
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for William Coyne 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)
Kathy Dahlkemper on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Phil English on Crime
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Phil English 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 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
George Gekas on Crime
Republican (District 17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for George Gekas 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)
Bill Goodling on Crime
Republican (District 19): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Goodling 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)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Melissa Hart on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Hart on other issues.
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Paul Kanjorski on Crime
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski 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 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)
  • Rated 44% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Ron Klink on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ron Klink on other issues.
  • 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)
Tom Martin on Crime
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Mandatory sentencing takes jail space from real criminals. (Oct 2006)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2000)
  • Oppose mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Oct 2000)
Frank Mascara on Crime
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Frank Mascara 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)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Paul McHale on Crime
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul McHale 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 prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy 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)
John Murtha on Crime
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha 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 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)
  • Rated 22% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
John Peterson on Crime
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson 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 43% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Carl Romanelli on Crime
Green Challenger: Click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Sandals on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Broken homes increase delinquency, crime, and jail. (Apr 2006)
  • Allow felons to vote again after 5 years crime-free. (Apr 2006)
  • Support Prison Fellowship InnerChange Freedom Initiative. (Apr 2006)
  • 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 NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Joe Sestak on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak 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)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Joe Sestak on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Sestak 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)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Don Sherwood on Crime
Republican (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Sherwood 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Arlen Specter on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter on other issues.
  • Toughen sentences for career criminals. (May 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Establish a domestic violence volunteer attorney network. (May 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Pat Toomey on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Opposes more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Curt Weldon on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Curt Weldon 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)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Crime
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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