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Nikki Haley on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nikki Haley on other issues.
  • Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab. (Jan 2012)
  • Save millions by reducing recidivism. (Jan 2011)

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Lee Bright on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Lee Bright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Lindsey Graham on Crime
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Mace on Crime
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Nancy Mace on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Scott on Crime
Republican Senator-Appointee: Click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Stamper on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Stamper on other issues.
  • We are all criminals because we over-lawed. (Apr 2013)
  • Pled guilty to SEC violation in exchange for zero sentence. (Apr 2013)

House:


James Clyburn on Crime
Democratic Representative (SC-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for James Clyburn 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 90% 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)
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch on other issues.
  • Focus on fraudulent telemarketers who target elderly. (Apr 2013)
Jeff Duncan on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Duncan on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2010)
Trey Gowdy on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for Trey Gowdy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mick Mulvaney on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for Mick Mulvaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Rice on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Rice on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Tim Scott on Crime
Republican (Appointed Senator) (District 1): Click here for Tim Scott on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Wilson on Crime
Republican Representative (SC-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Wilson 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Sanford on Crime
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
  • 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 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)
Jim Hodges on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Hodges on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
David Beasley on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger; former Governor: Click here for David Beasley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fritz Hollings on Crime
Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Fritz Hollings on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Bob Inglis on Crime
Republican Representative (SC-4, retook seat in 2004): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Inglis 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 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)
Alex Sanders on Crime
2002 Democratic Candidate (SC): Click here for Alex Sanders on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Inez Tenenbaum on Crime
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Inez Tenenbaum on other issues.
  • Crack down on gangs. (Aug 2004)
  • Crack down on gangs. (Aug 2004)
  • Death penalty for terrorists and murderers. (Aug 2004)
Strom Thurmond on Crime
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Strom Thurmond 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)
Gresham Barrett on Crime
Republican Representative (SC-3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gresham Barrett 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)
Henry Brown on Crime
Republican Representative (SC-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Henry Brown 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)
Michael Cone on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Michael Cone on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Conley on Crime
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Bob Conley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim DeMint on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (SC-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim DeMint on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Alvin Greene on Crime
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alvin Greene on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment. (Oct 2010)
  • Make sure the punishment fits the crime. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports more severe penalties for Hate Crimes. (Aug 2010)
Mark McBride on Crime
Independent Senate challenger: Click here for Mark McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mullins McLeod on Crime
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Mullins McLeod on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Sanford on Crime
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2002)
  • 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 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)
Floyd Spence on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Floyd Spence 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)
John Spratt on Crime
Democratic Representative (SC-5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Spratt 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)
  • 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 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Lindsey Graham on Crime
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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