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Earl Ray Tomblin on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • Texting while driving now illegal; add phoning & drugs. (Feb 2013)

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Shelley Moore Capito on Crime
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
Joe Manchin III on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders. (Jan 2010)
  • More sexual predator laws; more State police pay. (Nov 2008)
Pat McGeehan on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • No capital punishment; don't prosecute minors as adults. (Nov 2012)
John Raese on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty for federal crimes. (Aug 2006)
  • Prosecute violent minors as adults. (Aug 2006)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Natalie Tennant on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • Investigating election fraud led to felony convictions. (Nov 2012)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Crime
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
David McKinley on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David McKinley on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Alan Mollohan on Crime
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan 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 NO 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 38% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Nick Rahall on Crime
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders. (Jan 2010)
  • More sexual predator laws; more State police pay. (Nov 2008)
John Rockefeller on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller 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 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 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)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Cecil Underwood on Crime
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Wise on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • $1.5M to raise pay for police and prison guards. (Feb 2001)
  • 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 YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Hiram Lewis on Crime
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Crime
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Crime
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Support the use of the death penalty. (Aug 2008)
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Aug 2008)
Robert Byrd on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd 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 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Carte Goodwin on Crime
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Punishment should suit victims and taxpayers, not criminals. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • $1.5M to raise pay for police and prison guards. (Feb 2001)
  • 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 YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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