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Sam Brownback on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • Spent nights in jail & homeless shelters to study causes. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty only for bin Laden-level criminals. (Sep 2007)
  • Second Chance Act: faith-based & cuts recidivism in half. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 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 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

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Randall Batson on Crime
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Randall Batson on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime. (Sep 2014)
  • Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation. (Aug 2014)
Jerry Moran on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran 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 NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Pat Roberts on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Pat Roberts on other issues.
  • Increase law enforcement opportunities and education. (Mar 2008)
  • Broaden death penalty; limit appeals. (Nov 1996)
  • Impose “truth in sentencing” with no parole. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 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 29% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Chad Taylor on Crime
Democrat Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chad Taylor on other issues.
  • Tough-on-crime reputation as District Attorney. (Mar 2014)
Todd Tiahrt on Crime
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt 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)
  • 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 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Milton Wolf on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Milton Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Tim Huelskamp on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for Tim Huelskamp on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lynn Jenkins on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lynn Jenkins on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Mike Pompeo on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for Mike Pompeo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Todd Tiahrt on Crime
Republican Representative (KS-4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Todd Tiahrt 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)
  • 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 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Kevin Yoder on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Yoder on other issues.
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Apr 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Mark Parkinson on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (2009-2010): Click here for Mark Parkinson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathleen Sebelius on Crime
Democratic KS Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kathleen Sebelius on other issues.
  • Owing to her Catholicism, Sebelius opposes the death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Opponent of capital punishment during Supreme Court ruling. (Apr 2008)
Greg Orman on Crime
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for Greg Orman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Graves on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Graves on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Bob Dole on Crime
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Dole on other issues.
  • 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)
Sheila Frahm on Crime
Former Republican Senate Appointee (1996): Click here for Sheila Frahm on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Kassebaum on Crime
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Kassebaum on other issues.
  • 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)
Jan Meyers on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jan Meyers 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)
Joe Bellis on Crime
2010 Reform Party Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Bellis on other issues.
  • No capital punishment. (Sep 2010)
  • Vows to no felonies nor breaking marital vows in 10 years. (Aug 2010)
Nancy Boyda on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Boyda on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Sam Brownback on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (KS): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Sam Brownback on other issues.
  • Spent nights in jail & homeless shelters to study causes. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty only for bin Laden-level criminals. (Sep 2007)
  • Second Chance Act: faith-based & cuts recidivism in half. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 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 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Dan Glickman on Crime
Dem. (to Cabinet 1995) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Glickman on other issues.
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Lisa Johnston on Crime
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Lisa Johnston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lee Jones on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger (KS): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lee Jones on other issues.
  • Support the use of the death penalty. (Sep 2004)
  • Drug treatment and vocational programs for inmates. (Sep 2004)
Dennis Moore on Crime
Democratic Representative (KS-3): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Dennis 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)
  • 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)
  • Rated 40% 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)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Jerry Moran on Crime
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (KS-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jerry Moran 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 NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 20% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Jim Ryun on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Ryun 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 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Jim Slattery on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Slattery on other issues.
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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