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Dave Heineman on Crime
Republican NE Governor: Click here for Dave Heineman on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

NE 2014: 2014 NE Senate debate


Deb Fischer on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Deb Fischer on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty by lethal injection. (Nov 2004)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2004)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Ben Nelson on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nelson on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Shane Osborn on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Shane Osborn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Sasse on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Ben Sasse on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Jeff Fortenberry on Crime
Republican Representative (NE-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Fortenberry 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)
Adrian Smith on Crime
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Adrian Smith 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)
Lee Terry on Crime
Republican Representative (NE-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lee Terry 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)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mike Johanns on Crime
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (Jun 2008)
  • Juvenile justice package: more funding; more coordination. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Jon Bruning on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Bruning on other issues.
  • Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws. (Apr 2012)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports death penalty by lethal injection in Nebraska. (Nov 2000)
Pat Flynn on Crime
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat Flynn on other issues.
  • Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws. (Apr 2012)
Mike Johanns on Crime
Secretary of Agriculture; previously Republican NE Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike Johanns on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (Jun 2008)
  • Juvenile justice package: more funding; more coordination. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Bob Kerrey on Crime
Democratic Challenger (previously Senator): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Kerrey 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 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)
Don Stenberg on Crime
Republican Senate challenger (NE): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Stenberg on other issues.
  • Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws. (Apr 2012)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
Doug Bereuter on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Doug Bereuter 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 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 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Jon Christensen on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jon Christensen 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)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jim Exon on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jim Exon on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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)
Charlie Matulka on Crime
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (NE): Click here for Charlie Matulka on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Barrett on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Barrett 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Hagel on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (NE): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Hagel on other issues.
  • Prosecute most dangerous crimes with full range of options. (Nov 2002)
  • 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)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Scott Kleeb on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Scott Kleeb on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steven Larrick on Crime
Green Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steven Larrick on other issues.
  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Prevent criminal behavior rather than focus on punishment. (Jun 2008)
Tom Osborne on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Osborne on other issues.
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Tony Raimondo on Crime
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Tony Raimondo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Ricketts on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Ricketts on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (May 2006)
David Kramer on Crime
Republican challenger, state party chair (lost May primary): Click here for David Kramer on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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