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Dennis Daugaard on Drugs
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Daugaard on other issues.
  • More funding for drug courts; a bargain compared to prison. (Jan 2013)
  • Swift and certain sanctions for drug addicts. (Jan 2013)

Senate:

SD 2014: 2014 SD Senate debate


Mike Rounds on Drugs
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Never send the message that marijuana is OK. (Nov 2006)
John Thune on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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)
Rick Weiland on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Rick Weiland on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Kristi Noem on Drugs
Republican (District AL): Click here for Kristi Noem on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Rounds on Drugs
Republican SD Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Rounds on other issues.
  • Never send the message that marijuana is OK. (Nov 2006)
Tim Johnson on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (SD): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Rated D by VOTE-HEMP, indicating an anti-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Federal grants to Indian tribes to fight methamphetamine. (Dec 2006)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Larry Pressler on Drugs
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Pressler on other issues.
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Bill Janklow on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
Tom Daschle on Drugs
Former Democratic Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Daschle 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)
Nancy Turbak Berry on Drugs
Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator: Click here for Nancy Turbak Berry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Dykstra on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joel Dykstra on other issues.
  • Require blood testing for drunk driving arrests. (Feb 2007)
  • Restrict products used to make methamphetamine. (Nov 2006)
Stephanie Herseth on Drugs
Democratic Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Herseth on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -15 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Bill Janklow on Drugs
Republican (District AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Janklow on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
Sam Kephart on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Kephart on other issues.
  • Enforce laws against drug use. (Jun 2008)
John Thune on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SD-AL): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Thune 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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