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Matthew Hess on Crime
Libertarian Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Hess on other issues.
  • Punish crimes with victims; but not victimless crimes. (Jan 2014)
John Hickenlooper on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • $34 million for violence-preventing mental health services. (Jan 2014)
  • $20M for mental health 24/7 call-in centers. (Dec 2013)
Tom Tancredo on Crime
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Far too many criminal statutes at the federal level. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes like treason. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • 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)

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Randy Baumgardner on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Baumgardner on other issues.
  • Voted NO on parole violation punishment reduction. (May 2013)
Michael Bennet on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Ken Buck on Crime
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • Closed loophole that had let abusive fathers contact kids. (Feb 2014)
  • 2006: Declined to prosecute "buyer's remorse" date-rape case. (Oct 2010)
  • Fired for refusing to prosecute an unethical case. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Cory Gardner on Crime
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Owen Hill on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Owen Hill on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Amy Stephens on Crime
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Amy Stephens on other issues.
  • Voted NO on parole violation punishment reduction. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on requiring all convicts to submit DNA. (Apr 2013)
Mark Udall on Crime
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)

House:


Ken Buck on Crime
Republican nominee (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • Closed loophole that had let abusive fathers contact kids. (Feb 2014)
  • 2006: Declined to prosecute "buyer's remorse" date-rape case. (Oct 2010)
  • Fired for refusing to prosecute an unethical case. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Mike Coffman on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Coffman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Diana DeGette on Crime
Democratic Representative (CO-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Diana DeGette 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 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)
  • 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. (Apr 2013)
Doug Lamborn on Crime
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doug Lamborn 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)
Ed Perlmutter on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Perlmutter on other issues.
  • Support the use of the death penalty. (Nov 1998)
  • Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders. (Nov 1998)
  • 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)
Jared Polis on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jared Polis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Apr 2013)
Tom Tancredo on Crime
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • Far too many criminal statutes at the federal level. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is appropriate for heinous crimes like treason. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • 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)
Scott Tipton on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Tipton on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Beauprez on Crime
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
William Owens on Crime
Republican CO Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for William Owens on other issues.
  • DNA tests for all felons; “Two strikes” for child molesters. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Bill Ritter on Crime
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Ritter on other issues.
  • New tough-on-crime sentencing policies. (Nov 2006)
Cory Gardner on Crime
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for Cory Gardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Raul Acosta on Crime
2004 former Republican Write-in Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Raul Acosta on other issues.
  • Against the death penalty. (Oct 2004)
  • Life isn’t baseball-no Three Strikes laws. (Oct 2004)
Hank Brown on Crime
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Hank Brown 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell on Crime
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nighthorse Campbell on other issues.
  • 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 mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Pete Coors on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Coors on other issues.
  • Opposes death penalty because of sanctity of human life. (Aug 2004)
Scott McInnis on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Scott McInnis 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 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mike Miles on Crime
2004 former Democratic Senate primary challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Miles on other issues.
  • Focus on prevention instead of incarceration. (Jun 2004)
Richard Randall on Crime
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Randall on other issues.
  • Opposes death penalty because guilt is never unequivocal. (Oct 2004)
  • Mandatory minimums violate sentencing proportional to crime. (Oct 2004)
  • Base justice on restitution instead of punishment. (Oct 2004)
Dan Schaefer on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dan Schaefer 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)
Bob Schaffer on Crime
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Limit appeals on death row; sentence drug dealers to death. (Nov 1996)
  • 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)
Tom Strickland on Crime
2002 Democratic Challenger (CO): Click here for Tom Strickland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Allard on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (CO): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Allard 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 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 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bob Beauprez on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joel Hefley on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Joel Hefley 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Markey on Crime
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Markey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Marilyn Musgrave on Crime
Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marilyn Musgrave on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Jane Norton on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov.: Click here for Jane Norton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Andrew Romanoff on Crime
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Andrew Romanoff on other issues.
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2006)
  • Support the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
John Salazar on Crime
Democratic Representative (CO-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Salazar 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)
Ken Salazar on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (CO): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ken Salazar on other issues.
  • Establish rights for crime victims. (Aug 2004)
  • Greater access to sex offender registration information. (Jan 2004)
  • Heinous crimes deserve the ultimate sanction. (Oct 2003)
  • Streamline Colorado’s criminal sentencing statutes. (Jan 2002)
  • Limit post-conviction appeals, allow more restitution. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Bob Schaffer on Crime
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • Limit appeals on death row; sentence drug dealers to death. (Nov 1996)
  • 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)
David Skaggs on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for David Skaggs on other issues.
  • 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)
Mark Udall on Crime
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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