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Mike Pence on Crime
Republican Representative (IN-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pence 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

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IN 2012: 2012 Indiana Senate Debates


Daniel Coats on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (IN): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Coats 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 NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Joe Donnelly on Crime
Senate Challenger; Democratic Represenative (IN-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Donnelly 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Richard Lugar on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (IN): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Richard Lugar 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 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Richard Mourdock on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Mourdock on other issues.
  • Federal death penalty for serious crimes. (Sep 2011)
  • Support mandatory sentencing. (Sep 2011)

House:


Larry Bucshon on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Bucshon on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Andre Carson on Crime
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andre Carson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Luke Messer on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for Luke Messer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Todd Rokita on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for Todd Rokita on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marlin Stutzman on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marlin Stutzman on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Peter Visclosky on Crime
Democratic Representative (IN-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Peter Visclosky 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)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-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)
Jackie Walorski on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for Jackie Walorski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Todd Young on Crime
Republican (District 9): Click here for Todd Young on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mitch Daniels on Crime
Republican IN Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mitch Daniels on other issues.
  • Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking. (Jan 2012)
  • Privatize prison management. (Sep 2011)
  • Incarcerate in a smarter way, based on danger to society. (Jan 2011)
  • Support the death penalty. (Nov 2008)
  • Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives. (Nov 2008)
Susan Brooks on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for Susan Brooks on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Burton on Crime
Republican Representative (IN-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Dan Burton 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)
  • 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Joe Donnelly on Crime
Senate Challenger; Democratic Represenative (IN-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Donnelly 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Mike Pence on Crime
Republican Representative (IN-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Pence 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Joseph Kernan on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Joseph Kernan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank O'Bannon on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank O'Bannon on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Julia Carson on Crime
Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) (District 10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Julia Carson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Lee Hamilton on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lee Hamilton 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 YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Baron Hill on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Baron Hill on other issues.
  • Prefers life sentence to death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Life imprisonment must mean life imprisonment, forever. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
John Hostettler on Crime
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Hostettler 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)
  • 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
John Myers on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Myers 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)
Marvin Scott on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marvin Scott on other issues.
  • Support the death penalty. (Jul 2004)
  • Impose truth in sentencing. (Jul 2004)
Evan Bayh on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (IN): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Evan Bayh on other issues.
  • Broaden use of death penalty. (Jan 1998)
  • More prisons, more truth in sentencing. (Jan 1998)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Richard Behney on Crime
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Behney on other issues.
  • Support the Death Penalty. (Apr 2010)
Steve Buyer on Crime
Republican Representative (IN-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Steve Buyer 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)
  • 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)
Chris Chocola on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for Chris Chocola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brad Ellsworth on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brad Ellsworth on other issues.
  • Meth labs & coarse culture threaten our communities. (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)
Brad Ellsworth on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Brad Ellsworth on other issues.
  • Meth labs & coarse culture threaten our communities. (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)
John Hostettler on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Hostettler 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)
  • 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Andrew Jacobs on Crime
Democrat (retired 1996) (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andrew Jacobs on other issues.
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Brian Kerns on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for Brian Kerns on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David McIntosh on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David McIntosh 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Steve Osborn on Crime
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Osborn on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty. (Aug 2006)
  • Reduce penalties for non-violent crimes. (Aug 2006)
Ed Pease on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pease 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)
Tim Roemer on Crime
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tim Roemer 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)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Mike Sodrel on Crime
Republican (District 9): Click here for Mike Sodrel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Souder on Crime
Republican Representative (IN-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Souder 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 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)
  • Rated 20% 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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