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Tom Foley on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
  • Veto efforts to repeal the death penalty. (Dec 2010)
  • Arrested twice for motor vehicle incidents. (Dec 2010)
Dan Malloy on Crime
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • Prevent crime; reduce gang activity; address recidivism. (Nov 2010)
David Walker on Crime
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Death penalty only when DNA evidence & jury are conclusive. (Apr 2012)
  • Mandatory sentencing only for limited severe crimes. (Apr 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Crack down on sexual predators; end domestic violence. (Aug 2010)
Susan Bysiewicz on Crime
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Linda McMahon on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2012)
Chris Murphy on Crime
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy 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)
Christopher Shays on Crime
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)

House:


Joe Courtney on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney 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)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Rosa DeLauro on Crime
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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 NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 60% 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)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Elizabeth Esty on Crime
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Himes on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
John Larson on Crime
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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 YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Crime
Republican CT Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • End parole for repeat violent offenders. (Nov 2006)
Joseph Lieberman on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 23 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • Death penalty for egregious crimes, but applied fairly. (Jan 2004)
  • Invest in rehabilitation, not prisons. (Oct 2003)
  • Focus on victimís rights & on expediting procedures. (May 2000)
  • Approves $6.2M more for CT crime & drug enforcement. (Apr 2000)
  • Build more jails to keep violent offendors for full sentence. (Sep 1999)
  • Proposed commission to study sources of youth violence. (May 1999)
  • Favors death penalty, even for minors. (Apr 1996)
  • Mandatory prison for gun use; prevention for juveniles. (May 1994)
  • 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 YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Chris Murphy on Crime
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy 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)
John Rowland on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Gary Franks on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Gary Franks 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 prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Crime
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Miriam Masullo on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Orchulli on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Crime
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Chris Dodd on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing has been a disaster. (Jun 2007)
  • Eliminate distinction between crack cocaine & powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Sam Gejdenson on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • 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)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
  • 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 NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Barbara Kennelly on Crime
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Maloney on Crime
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney 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)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Alan Schlesinger on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Supports the federal death penalty. (Oct 2006)
  • Mandatory jail for drug pushers; but not non-violent crime. (Oct 2006)
Christopher Shays on Crime
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Rob Simmons on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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