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Steve Beshear on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals. (Nov 1996)
  • Limit death penalty appeals; impose it for drug traffickers. (Nov 1996)

Senate:

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Matt Bevin on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alison Grimes on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitch McConnell on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell 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 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Rand Paul on Crime
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Defend trial by jury & oppose unlawful searches. (Feb 2013)
  • Stop over-criminalization in vague laws like Lacey Act. (Sep 2012)

House:


Andy Barr on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for Andy Barr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Chandler on Crime
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Brett Guthrie on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Thomas Massie on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Hal Rogers on Crime
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Hal Rogers 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Ed Whitfield on Crime
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
John Yarmuth on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Crime
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis 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)
Ernie Fletcher on Crime
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher 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)
Paul Patton on Crime
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wendell Ford on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Ken Lucas on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Dan Mongiardo on Crime
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
  • Support death penalty; ban racial profiling. (Nov 2000)
  • No parole for repeat offenders. (Nov 2000)
Scotty Baesler on Crime
Democrat (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scotty Baesler 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)
James Buckmaster on Crime
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
  • Strict regulations on executions. (Jan 2010)
  • Punish repeat offenders; most countries don't give 2 strikes. (Jan 2010)
Jim Bunning on Crime
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning 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 allowing Habeus Corpus appeals in capital cases. (Mar 1996)
  • 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)
Jack Conway on Crime
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Created a Cybercrimes Unit, to crack down on child porn. (Aug 2010)
  • Execute death-row criminals; appeals are exhausted. (Nov 2009)
Greg Fischer on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ernie Fletcher on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ernie Fletcher 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)
Trey Grayson on Crime
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ron Lewis on Crime
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bruce Lunsford on Crime
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anne Meagher Northup on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup 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)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Crime
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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