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Pat McCrory on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NC 2014: 2014 NC Senate debate


Richard Burr on Crime
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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)
Kay Hagan on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Sean Haugh on Crime
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Haugh on other issues.
  • Opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime. (Jul 2014)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; plus alternative sentencing. (Nov 2004)
Thom Tillis on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
  • Expand prisons so convicted felons serve full sentences. (Dec 2012)
  • Limit use of racial statistics in death penalty cases. (Jul 2012)

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Crime
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for G.K. Butterfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Renee Ellmers on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Virginia Foxx on Crime
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx 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)
George Holding on Crime
Republican (District 13): Click here for George Holding on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Hudson on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Walter Beaman Jones on Crime
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones 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)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Larry Kissell on Crime
Democrat (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Patrick McHenry on Crime
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry 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)
Mark Meadows on Crime
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)
Robert Pittenger on Crime
Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
  • Support the death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2004)
David Eugene Price on Crime
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price 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 YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (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)
Mel Watt on Crime
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt 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 100% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Crime
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Supports use of federal death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Double funding for bullet proof vests for local police. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Mike Easley on Crime
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Bev Perdue on Crime
North Carolina Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
  • Expand the use of the death penalty. (Nov 1996)
  • Support “truth in sentencing” & mandatory third-strike. (Nov 1996)
John Howard Coble on Crime
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mike McIntyre on Crime
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Brad Miller on Crime
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Miller 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)
Sue Myrick on Crime
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick 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 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 11% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Heath Shuler on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Heath Shuler 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)
James Hunt on Crime
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Hunt on other issues.
  • Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them. (Aug 1999)
Frank Ballance on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erskine Bowles on Crime
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Reduce the cost of litigation. (Jul 2004)
Eva Clayton on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
John Edwards on Crime
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • Our justice system is not color-blind. (Jun 2007)
  • We shouldn’t take away the right of severely injured victims. (Oct 2004)
  • Put more responsibility on the lawyers, not the victims. (Oct 2004)
  • Eliminate mandatory minimums for non-violent crimes. (Mar 2004)
  • Death penalty OK despite flaws, on state-by-state decision. (Feb 2004)
  • Capital punishment needed-some crimes deserve ultimate. (Feb 2004)
  • Death penalty for heinous crimes, but applied fairly. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Jan 2004)
  • More DNA testing to reduce wrongful capital convictions. (Jan 2004)
  • 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)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Lauch Faircloth on Crime
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Lauch Faircloth 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
David Funderburk on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Funderburk 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Fred Heineman on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Fred Heineman 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jesse Helms on Crime
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors. (Oct 1996)
Cass Ballenger on Crime
Republican (District 10): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger 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)
  • Rated 20% 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)
Richard Burr on Crime
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 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)
Cal Cunningham on Crime
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
  • Death penalty for the most heinous offenses. (Apr 2010)
Elizabeth Dole on Crime
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Supports use of federal death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Double funding for bullet proof vests for local police. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Bob Etheridge on Crime
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge 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 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 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Robin Hayes on Crime
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes 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)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Bill Hefner on Crime
Democrat (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
  • 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)
Elaine Marshall on Crime
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
  • Represented women who were victims of domestic violence. (Jul 2010)
  • Satisfied with the current standstill on death penalty. (Apr 2010)
Jim Neal on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Taylor on Crime
Republican (District 11): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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