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Mark Dayton on Crime
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • More resources for local law enforcement & COPS. (Jul 2000)
  • More gang prosecution. (Jul 2000)
  • Disgusted by Defense of Marriage Act. (Jul 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)

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Jim Abeler on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Abeler on other issues.
  • Supports use of deadly force in self-defense. (Feb 2012)
Al Franken on Crime
DFL Jr Senator (MN): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Al Franken on other issues.
  • Ridicules imprisoning drug abusers & maximum sentences. (Apr 2004)
  • Sponsored bill for easier access to rape kits & analysis. (Nov 2009)
Amy Klobuchar on Crime
DFL Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Lock up predatory sex offenders indefinitely. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Dan Severson on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Dan Severson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Michele Bachmann on Crime
Republican Representative (MN-6); 2011 GOP frontrunner: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michele Bachmann 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Chip Cravaack on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chip Cravaack on other issues.
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Keith Ellison on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Keith Ellison on other issues.
  • No simplistic axioms like “tough on crime”. (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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Abolish the federal death penalty. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
John Kline on Crime
Republican Representative (MN-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Kline 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Betty McCollum on Crime
Democratic Representative (MN-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Betty McCollum 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Rick Nolan on Crime
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Rick Nolan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erik Paulsen on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Erik Paulsen on other issues.
  • Authored law for DNA database for all felony arrests. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Sponsored facilitating recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Collin Peterson on Crime
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Collin Peterson 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 22% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
Tim Walz on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walz on other issues.
  • Eliminate the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports prison rehabilitation & job training. (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:


Mike Hatch on Crime
Former DFL Challenger for Governor (2006): Click here for Mike Hatch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Pawlenty on Crime
Republican MN Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Pawlenty on other issues.
  • Reinstate death penalty for the most heinous crimes. (Jan 2011)
  • Minimum mandatory sentences & sex offender notification. (May 2010)
  • More prisons; tougher penalties for sex offenders. (Nov 2006)
Joe Arwood on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Joe Arwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Anthony Hernandez on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Anthony Hernandez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jesse Ventura on Crime
Former Independent Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Watch out for DNA Fingerprint Act's biometrics. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes death penalty because DNA proves too many mistakes. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes “Three Strikes”; leave discretion to judges. (Jul 2000)
  • Crime statistics are distorted to encourage racism. (Jul 2000)
  • No role for governor in crime; it’s for local police. (Jan 1999)
  • Put up with death penalty until life sentences mean life. (Jan 1999)
  • Supported death penalty, but now as Governor opposes it. (Nov 1998)
  • Find compromise between rehabilitation and punishment. (Aug 1998)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Mike Ciresi on Crime
Former DFL Senate Challenger (2008): Click here for Mike Ciresi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rod Grams on Crime
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rod Grams on other issues.
  • 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 NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Mark Kennedy on Crime
Republican (until 2006) (District 2): Click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Kennedy on Crime
Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep: Click here for Mark Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Walter Mondale on Crime
Former Democratic Challenger (2002) & Vice President (1981): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Walter Mondale on other issues.
  • Gideon brief established right to attorney. (May 2001)
Jesse Ventura on Crime
Independent Senate challenger (2008): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Watch out for DNA Fingerprint Act's biometrics. (Mar 2010)
  • Opposes death penalty because DNA proves too many mistakes. (Apr 2008)
  • Opposes “Three Strikes”; leave discretion to judges. (Jul 2000)
  • Crime statistics are distorted to encourage racism. (Jul 2000)
  • No role for governor in crime; it’s for local police. (Jan 1999)
  • Put up with death penalty until life sentences mean life. (Jan 1999)
  • Supported death penalty, but now as Governor opposes it. (Nov 1998)
  • Find compromise between rehabilitation and punishment. (Aug 1998)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Paul Wellstone on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Wellstone on other issues.
  • Investing in health and education reduces crime. (Dec 1998)
  • 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)
  • 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)
Dean Barkley on Crime
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dean Barkley on other issues.
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Opposes mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)
  • Limit death row appeals; death penatly for drug trafficking. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports truth-in-sentencing & victim restitution. (Nov 1996)
Ford Bell on Crime
DFL challenger: Click here for Ford Bell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cavlan on Crime
Green Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cavlan on other issues.
  • Death penalty is flawed and doesn’t teach nonviolence. (Aug 2006)
  • No justice in incarcerating minor criminals for life. (Aug 2006)
Norm Coleman on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (MN): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Norm Coleman on other issues.
  • Too many suspects are released without trial or jail. (Sep 1998)
  • Strengthen the State Gang Task Force. (Sep 1998)
  • When we get tougher on enforcement, we see a change. (Sep 1998)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Mark Dayton on Crime
Democratic Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Dayton on other issues.
  • More resources for local law enforcement & COPS. (Jul 2000)
  • More gang prosecution. (Jul 2000)
  • Disgusted by Defense of Marriage Act. (Jul 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Robert Fitzgerald on Crime
Independence Party Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Fitzgerald on other issues.
  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Oct 2006)
Gil Gutknecht on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Gil Gutknecht 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Bill Luther on Crime
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Bill Luther 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 YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • 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)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
David Minge on Crime
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Minge on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • 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)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on Crime
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Niemackl on Crime
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Niemackl on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Aug 2008)
James Oberstar on Crime
Democrat/Farmer/Labor Representative (MN-8): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for James Oberstar on other issues.
  • 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 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 78% 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)
Tim Penny on Crime
Democrat (1982-1995) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Penny on other issues.
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Jim Ramstad on Crime
Republican Representative (MN-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ramstad 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 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Martin Sabo on Crime
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Martin Sabo 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 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 78% 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)
Bruce Vento on Crime
Democrat/Farmer/Labor (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Vento on other issues.
  • 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)
Patty Wetterling on Crime
Former DFL challenger, 2004 Congressional nominee: Click here for Patty Wetterling on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Cummins on Crime
Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Cummins on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty only with DNA proof. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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