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Martin O`Malley on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration. (Jan 2014)
  • Root out prison gangs and prison guard corruption. (Jun 2013)
  • Repeal the death penalty: it does not work. (May 2013)
  • Additional funding to hire correctional and police officers. (Jan 2007)

Senate:

MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Benjamin Cardin on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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 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 60% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Barbara Mikulski on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 86% 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Rob Sobhani on Crime
Independent Challenger: Click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on Crime
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Elijah Cummings on Crime
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings 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 80% by CURE, indicating pro-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)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Apr 2013)
John Delaney on Crime
Democrat (District 6): Click here for John Delaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donna Edwards on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Abolish the federal death penalty. (Sep 2011)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Andy Harris on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
Steny Hoyer on Crime
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer 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 NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 56% 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)
Dutch Ruppersberger on Crime
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
John Sarbanes on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes 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)
Chris Van Hollen on Crime
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2011)
  • Sentencing should depend on the crime. (Oct 2011)
Corrogan Vaughn on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (Nov 2008)
  • Stricter penalties for drug crimes & internet crimes. (Nov 2008)
  • Restore the rights to non-violent ex-offenders. (Nov 2006)
Eric Wargotz on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Ehrlich on Crime
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Opposes moratorium on death penalty. (May 2002)
  • Resurrect boot camps for juvenile justice. (Apr 2002)
  • 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 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Parris Glendening on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
  • Issues moratorium on the death penalty. (May 2002)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Crime
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
  • Supports moratorium on the death penalty. (May 2002)
  • Wait for death penalty study for advice on fairness. (May 2002)
  • Community-oriented programs better than juvenile boot camps. (Apr 2002)
E.J. Pipkin on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • Support the federal death penalty. (Aug 2004)
  • Supports truth in sentencing and mandatory drug sentences. (Aug 2004)
Robert Ehrlich on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Opposes moratorium on death penalty. (May 2002)
  • Resurrect boot camps for juvenile justice. (Apr 2002)
  • 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 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Wayne Gilchrest on Crime
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest on other issues.
  • 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 38% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Frank Kratovil on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Kweisi Mfume on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • Truth in sentencing, but with vocational training. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Connie Morella on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Paul Sarbanes on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 63% 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)
Michael Steele on Crime
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • More focus on victims of violent crime. (Oct 2006)
  • Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders. (Oct 2006)
  • Combat the proliferation of gangs. (May 2006)
  • Personally opposed to the death penalty. (Mar 2006)
  • Use anti-terrorism tools on criminals in our neighborhoods. (Oct 2005)
Daniel Vovak on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • One strike is plenty. (Jul 2006)
  • Swift and immediate death penalty. (Jan 2006)
Albert Wynn on Crime
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • 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 NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • 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)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Kevin Zeese on Crime
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Death penalty is flawed & is no deterrent. (Jun 2006)
  • It’s wrong when “land of the free” has so many prisoners. (Jun 2006)
  • Mandatory sentencing results in consistent injustice. (Jun 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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 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 60% 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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