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OH 2012: 2012 Ohio Senate Debates


Sherrod Brown on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated Zero by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
Josh Mandel on Drugs
Republican Nominee: Click here for Josh Mandel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Portman on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)

House:


Joyce Beatty on Drugs
Democrat (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joyce Beatty on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2000)
John Boccieri on Drugs
Democratic challenger (District 16): Click here for John Boccieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Boehner on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Boehner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Steve Chabot on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Chabot on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Marcia Fudge on Drugs
Democrat (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marcia Fudge on other issues.
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Bob Gibbs on Drugs
Republican (District 7): Click here for Bob Gibbs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Johnson on Drugs
Republican (District 6): Click here for Bill Johnson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Jordan on Drugs
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Jordan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Dave Joyce on Drugs
Republican (District 14): Click here for Dave Joyce on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marcy Kaptur on Drugs
Democratic Representative (OH-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marcy Kaptur on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
Steven LaTourette on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Steven LaTourette on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated Zero by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Bob Latta on Drugs
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Latta on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Jim Renacci on Drugs
Republican (District 16): Click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Ryan on Drugs
Democratic Representative (OH-17): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Steve Stivers on Drugs
Republican (District 15): Click here for Steve Stivers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Betty Sutton on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Betty Sutton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Pat Tiberi on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-12): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Pat Tiberi on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Mike Turner on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Turner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Brad Wenstrup on Drugs
Republican (District 2): Click here for Brad Wenstrup on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Kasich on Drugs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Refuse to celebrate the drug-filled lifestyle. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Ted Strickland on Drugs
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Bob Taft on Drugs
Republican OH Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Taft on other issues.
  • Enact more laws to fight methamphetamines. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Kevin Coughlin on Drugs
Former Republican Senate Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Kevin Coughlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Pryce on Drugs
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Pryce on other issues.
  • Mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2010)
Steve Austria on Drugs
Republican (Retiring 2012) (District 7): Click here for Steve Austria on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dennis Kucinich on Drugs
Democratic Representative (OH-10): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Kucinich on other issues.
  • Reduce sentencing disparity for crack cocaine retroactively. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports national ban on smoking in public places. (Sep 2007)
  • Lower drinking age from 21 to 18; and voting age to 16. (Sep 2007)
  • Medical marijuana should be decided by doctors & patients. (Aug 2007)
  • Hasnít smoked marijuana, but would decriminalize it. (Nov 2003)
  • Emphasizes rehabilitation over incarceration. (Sep 2003)
  • War on Drugs benefits only the prison-industrial complex. (Aug 2003)
  • Racial bias in drug enforcement is pervasive. (Aug 2003)
  • Addiction is a medical and moral problem. (Aug 2003)
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (May 2011)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Jean Schmidt on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jean Schmidt on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Frank Cremeans on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Frank Cremeans on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike DeWine on Drugs
Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike DeWine on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Eric Fingerhut on Drugs
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Fingerhut on other issues.
  • Decriminalize medical marijuana. (Nov 2002)
Paul Gillmor on Drugs
Republican (Deceased 2007) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gillmor on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
John Glenn on Drugs
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Glenn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Tony Hall on Drugs
Democrat (until 2002) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tony Hall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Martin Hoke on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for Martin Hoke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jennifer Brunner on Drugs
2010 Dem. Senate Challenger; currently Secretary of State: Click here for Jennifer Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eric Deaton on Drugs
2010 Constitution Party challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Deaton on other issues.
  • Rehabilitate drug sellers rather than just locking them up. (Aug 2010)
  • Make sentencing & rehabilitation appropriate for drug use. (Mar 2010)
Steven Driehaus on Drugs
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Driehaus on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2008)
Lee Fisher on Drugs
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lee Fisher on other issues.
  • Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs. (Dec 2009)
  • Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program. (Dec 2009)
Paul Hackett on Drugs
Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Hackett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Hobson on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dave Hobson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones on Drugs
Democratic Representative (OH-11): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Tubbs Jones on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated +5 by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
John Kasich on Drugs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Refuse to celebrate the drug-filled lifestyle. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Mary Jo Kilroy on Drugs
Democrat (until 2010) (District 15): Click here for Mary Jo Kilroy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Oxley on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Michael Oxley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Ralph Regula on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-16): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Regula on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Tom Sawyer on Drugs
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Sawyer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Zack Space on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zack Space on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Louis Stokes on Drugs
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 21): Click here for Louis Stokes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Traficant on Drugs
Democrat (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Traficant on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
George Voinovich on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator (OH): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Voinovich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
Charlie Wilson on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Wilson on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 1998)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Sherrod Brown on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated Zero by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
Bob Ney on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-18): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob Ney on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Rob Portman on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Deborah Pryce on Drugs
Republican Representative (OH-15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Deborah Pryce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Ted Strickland on Drugs
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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