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Scott Walker on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Protect the rights of crime victims. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)

Senate:

WI 2012: 2012 Wisconsin Senate Debates


Tammy Baldwin on Crime
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (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)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Ron Johnson on Crime
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Johnson on other issues.
  • Strict child victim enforcement could reduce reporting. (Jun 2010)
Herbert Kohl on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (WI): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Herbert Kohl on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 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 NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 63% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
John Schiess on Crime
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Schiess on other issues.
  • Pro-death penalty: shape up, ship out, or die. (Jul 2011)
  • We need a system of restitution & a system of banishment. (Jul 2011)
  • We need a system of restitution & a system of banishment. (Jul 2011)

House:


Sean Duffy on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sean Duffy on other issues.
  • As County DA, prosecuted crimes with 90% trial success rate. (Sep 2010)
Ron Kind on Crime
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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)
  • Rated 50% 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)
Gwen Moore on Crime
Democratic Representative (WI-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Gwen Moore 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Abolish the federal death penalty. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Tom Petri on Crime
Republican Representative (WI-6): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Tom Petri 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)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Mark Pocan on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Pocan on other issues.
  • Alternative sentencing, plus rehab for criminals. (Nov 2006)
Reid Ribble on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for Reid Ribble on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Ryan on Crime
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Fight identity theft with New Employee Verification Act. (Aug 2012)
  • Death penalty only for lethal crimes against minors. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
James Sensenbrenner on Crime
Republican Representative (WI-5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for James Sensenbrenner 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jim Doyle on Crime
Democratic WI Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Doyle on other issues.
  • Supports Truth-in-Sentencing and guidelines for judges. (Sep 2002)
  • Constitutional amendment for victims? rights. (Sep 2002)
Steve Kagen on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Ron Kind on Crime
Democratic Representative (WI-3): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ron Kind 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)
  • Rated 50% 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)
Mark Neumann on Crime
Republican Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • Death penalty for terrorism convicts. (Aug 2012)
  • Impose "truth in sentencing" legislation. (Nov 1994)
  • 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)
Tommy Thompson on Crime
Republican Challenger; previously HHS Secretary: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Tommy Thompson on other issues.
  • Death penalty for terrorism convicts. (Aug 2012)
  • Building more prisons reduces the crime rate. (Jan 2001)
  • Give prisoners a work ethic, and substance-abuse programs. (Jan 2001)
  • Two strikes and you’re out for serious child sex crimes. (Jan 2001)
  • Three strikes and you’re out for felony convictions. (Jan 2001)
  • Zero tolerance approach to crime. (Dec 2000)
  • Truth in Sentencing, no exceptions. (Dec 2000)
  • Life means life, no possibility of parole. (Dec 2000)
  • All felons will serve complete prison sentence. (Feb 1997)
  • Zero tolerance: swift & certain justice makes safety. (Sep 1996)
  • Life means life: Abolish mandatory release laws. (Sep 1996)
  • Turn prisons into factories where all prisoners are working. (Sep 1996)
Tammy Baldwin on Crime
Democratic Representative (WI-2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tammy Baldwin 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)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (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)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Tom Barrett on Crime
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Barrett on other issues.
  • My police department arrests felons instead of hiring them. (Jun 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 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)
  • 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)
Scott McCallum on Crime
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McCallum on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Ed Thompson on Crime
Libertarian Challenger 2000: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ed Thompson on other issues.
  • Wisconsin spends too much on prisons. (Jun 2002)
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing are just plain stupid. (Jun 2002)
Russ Darrow on Crime
2004 former Republican Challenger: Click here for Russ Darrow on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Gunderson on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steve Gunderson 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)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Jerry Kleczka on Crime
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Kleczka 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 50% 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)
Scott Klug on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Scott Klug 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)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Tim Michels on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for Tim Michels on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Neumann on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Neumann on other issues.
  • Death penalty for terrorism convicts. (Aug 2012)
  • Impose "truth in sentencing" legislation. (Nov 1994)
  • 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)
Toby Roth on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Toby Roth 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)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Russell Feingold on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (WI): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Russell Feingold on other issues.
  • Death penalty defendants often don’t get adequate counsel. (Jan 2006)
  • Alito votes more pro-death penalty than most GOP judges. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • 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 limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 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)
Mark Green on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Green 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)
  • Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Steve Kagen on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Kagen 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Robert Lorge on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Robert Lorge on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2006)
  • Three Strikes sentencing laws have been abused. (Aug 2006)
  • Opposes death penalty because 100% pro-life. (Aug 2006)
  • Repeal federal speed limits. (Aug 2006)
  • Promote faith-based rehabilitation in prisons. (Aug 2006)
David Obey on Crime
Democratic Representative (WI-7): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for David Obey 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 78% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
David Redick on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Redick on other issues.
  • Death penalty is subject to error & doe not deter. (Mar 2006)
  • Don’t take judgment away from judges. (Mar 2006)
Rae Vogeler on Crime
Green Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rae Vogeler on other issues.
  • Moratorium on federal executions. (Oct 2006)
  • “Three strikes” locks away otherwise productive people. (Oct 2006)
  • ‘Tough on crime’ policies bankrupt our state budgets. (Oct 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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