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Tom Corbett on Drugs
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Corbett on other issues.
  • Don't legalize medical marijuana. (Nov 2010)
Michael Nutter on Drugs
Mayor of Philadelphia: Click here for Michael Nutter on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

PA 2012: 2012 Penn. Senate Debates


Bob Casey on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • No legalization of drugs in any way. (May 2002)
Tom Smith on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Toomey on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey 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)

House:


Lou Barletta on Drugs
Republican (District 11): Click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Brady on Drugs
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady 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 NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
  • Rated Zero 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)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Matt Cartwright on Drugs
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Sep 2013)
Mark Critz on Drugs
Republican (District 12): Click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Dent on Drugs
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Dent on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
Mike Doyle on Drugs
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle 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 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)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Chaka Fattah on Drugs
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah 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 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)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Jim Gerlach on Drugs
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach 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)
Mike Kelly on Drugs
Republican (District 3): Click here for Mike Kelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Marino on Drugs
Republican (District 10): Click here for Tom Marino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Meehan on Drugs
Republican (District 7): Click here for Patrick Meehan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Murphy on Drugs
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Scott Perry on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Pitts on Drugs
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts 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)
Keith Rothfus on Drugs
Republican (District 12): Click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allyson Schwartz on Drugs
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz 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)
Bill Shuster on Drugs
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Glenn Thompson on Drugs
Republican (District 5): Click here for Glenn Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ed Rendell on Drugs
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2006)
Sam Rohrer on Drugs
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marc Scaringi on Drugs
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Welch on Drugs
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jason Altmire on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Mike Fitzpatrick on Drugs
Republican (District 8): Click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Holden on Drugs
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden 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 NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -15 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Drugs
Previous Democrat (until 1995) (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
  • More penalties; more enforcement; more drug treatment. (Nov 1994)
Todd Platts on Drugs
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts 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)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Tom Ridge on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Mark Schweiker on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Clinger on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Featherman on Drugs
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Featherman on other issues.
  • The war on drugs is a failure. (Jan 2006)
Jon Fox on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for Jon Fox on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Greenwood on Drugs
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood 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)
Joseph Hoeffel on Drugs
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel 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)
Joseph Hoeffel on Drugs
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel 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)
Tom Martin on Drugs
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • The Drug war on the Constitution is insane. (Oct 2006)
  • Legalize marijuana and tax it. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes “Drug use is immoral”. (Oct 2000)
Joe McDade on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for Joe McDade on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chuck Pennacchio on Drugs
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bud Shuster on Drugs
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bud Shuster on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Betsy Summers on Drugs
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
  • Decision on ingesting drugs should be left to individuals. (Oct 2004)
Robert Walker on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for Robert Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Borski on Drugs
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Borski 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)
Chris Carney on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
William Coyne on Drugs
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Coyne 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)
Kathy Dahlkemper on Drugs
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil English on Drugs
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Phil English 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)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
George Gekas on Drugs
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George Gekas 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)
Bill Goodling on Drugs
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Goodling on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Melissa Hart on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Melissa Hart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Paul Kanjorski on Drugs
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski 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 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 "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Ron Klink on Drugs
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Klink on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Tom Martin on Drugs
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • The Drug war on the Constitution is insane. (Oct 2006)
  • Legalize marijuana and tax it. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes “Drug use is immoral”. (Oct 2000)
Frank Mascara on Drugs
Democrat (District 20): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Mascara 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)
Paul McHale on Drugs
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for Paul McHale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Drugs
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
John Murtha on Drugs
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha 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 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 "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
John Peterson on Drugs
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Carl Romanelli on Drugs
Green Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
  • After 35 years, it’s obvious Drug War is not working. (Jul 2006)
Alan Sandals on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Smoked pot in college, but knew it was wrong. (Mar 2011)
  • Kids living with married parents less likely to use drugs. (Apr 2006)
  • Bigger drug problem since welfare state started. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Joe Sestak on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Joe Sestak on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Don Sherwood on Drugs
Republican (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Don Sherwood 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)
Arlen Specter on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Pat Toomey on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey 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)
Curt Weldon on Drugs
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Curt Weldon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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