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Butch Otter on Crime
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • $70M for secure mental health facility at state prison. (Jan 2013)
  • Improve offender assessment to reduce inmate population. (Jan 2011)

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ID 2014: 2014 ID Senate debate


Michael Crapo on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Broaden use of death penalty. (Jan 1998)
  • More prisons, more truth in sentencing. (Jan 1998)
  • 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 YES on allowing Habeus Corpus appeals in capital cases. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jim Risch on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Eliminate epidemic of domestic violence from our society. (Oct 2003)

House:


Raul Labrador on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Mike Simpson on Crime
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Crime
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution. (Jan 2001)
  • Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Jim Risch on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Eliminate epidemic of domestic violence from our society. (Oct 2003)
Jerry Brady on Crime
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Blinken on Crime
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Crime
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Adams on Crime
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Helen Chenoweth 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 YES 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)
Larry Craig on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig 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 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 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Dirk Kempthorne on Crime
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution. (Jan 2001)
  • Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Larry LaRocco on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
Walt Minnick on Crime
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Bill Sali on Crime
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Tom Sullivan on Crime
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment. (Sep 2010)
  • No mandatory prison for drugs; reduced for non-violence. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Butch Otter on Crime
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • $70M for secure mental health facility at state prison. (Jan 2013)
  • Improve offender assessment to reduce inmate population. (Jan 2011)
Rex Rammell on Crime
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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