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Terry Branstad on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terry Branstad on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)

Senate:

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Bruce Braley on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Sam Clovis on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Sam Clovis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joni Ernst on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joni Ernst on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chuck Grassley on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (IA): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Grassley on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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)
  • Rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Matthew Whitaker on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Matthew Whitaker on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Leonard Boswell on Crime
Democratic Representative (IA-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Boswell 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)
  • Rated 0% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • 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)
Bruce Braley on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Braley 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Steve King on Crime
Republican Representative (IA-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve King 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)
Tom Latham on Crime
Republican Representative (IA-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Latham 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)
  • 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 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
David Loebsack on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Loebsack on other issues.
  • Eliminate the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Support prison rehabilitation & drug treatment. (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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Chet Culver on Crime
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chet Culver on other issues.
  • Fund 130 unfilled positions at corrections institutions. (Jan 2007)
Tom Vilsack on Crime
Democratic IA Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Vilsack on other issues.
  • Against the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Opposes death penalty in Iowa. (Dec 2005)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Tom Harkin on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (IA): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tom Harkin on other issues.
  • 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 NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO 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 88% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Greg Ganske on Crime
Former Republican Nominee (2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske 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)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jim Lightfoot on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Lightfoot 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Daryl Northrop on Crime
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daryl Northrop on other issues.
  • Eliminate the use of federal death penalty. (Oct 2004)
  • More rehab for prison inmates. (Oct 2004)
Art Small on Crime
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Art Small on other issues.
  • No death penalty; provide rehabilitation. (Aug 2004)
  • Lower sentences for non-violent crimes. (Aug 2004)
  • Allow judges discretion in sentencing. (Dec 2002)
  • Involve faith-based providers in rehabilitation. (Dec 2002)
Roxanne Conlin on Crime
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Roxanne Conlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
George Eichhorn on Crime
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Eichhorn on other issues.
  • Supports truth in sentencing measures. (May 2008)
Greg Ganske on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Greg Ganske 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)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jim Leach on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jim Leach 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 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jim Nussle on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Nussle 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 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Steven Rathje on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Steven Rathje on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Reed on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for Christopher Reed on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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