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Bill Haslam on Drugs
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
  • Get tough on meth crimes. (Mar 2011)

Senate:

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Lamar Alexander on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • New branch of Armed Services to fight drugs. (May 1999)
  • Revive drug war with credo “Just Say No - Because”. (May 1999)
  • Stricter enforcement at borders and of drug dealers. (May 1999)
  • For intensive treatment; employee “education”; drug testing. (May 1999)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Joe Carr on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Clayton on Drugs
Democratic Nominee: Click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Corker on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zach Poskevich on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on Drugs
Republican (District 6): Click here for Diane Black on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marsha Blackburn on Drugs
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Steve Cohen on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen on other issues.
  • Constant attention on meth, cocaine and crack. (Nov 2006)
  • Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation. (Jul 2011)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (May 2011)
  • Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana. (Apr 2013)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Jim Cooper on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Scott DesJarlais on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for Scott DesJarlais on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jimmy Duncan on Drugs
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights . (Dec 2000)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Stephen Fincher on Drugs
Republican (District 8): Click here for Stephen Fincher on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chuck Fleischmann on Drugs
Republican (District 3): Click here for Chuck Fleischmann on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Roe on Drugs
Republican (District 1): Click here for Phil Roe on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Drugs
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
  • Proliferation of meth is one of the most serious threats. (Nov 2006)
Don Sundquist on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Ed Bryant on Drugs
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Bob Clement on Drugs
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Bill Frist on Drugs
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Tipper Gore on Drugs
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Drugs
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Bill Jenkins on Drugs
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Rosalind Kurita on Drugs
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Quillen on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for James Quillen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred Thompson on Drugs
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • DEA has no meaningful performance goals on illegal drugs. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Ed Bryant on Drugs
Republican (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Bob Clement on Drugs
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
David Davis on Drugs
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Lincoln Davis on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Harold Ford on Drugs
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Harold Ford-TN on Drugs
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Bo Heyward on Drugs
Independent challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • Keep drug use illegal. (Jul 2006)
Van Hilleary on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs. (Mar 1999)
Chris Lugo on Drugs
Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Eliminate convictions for drug use. (Aug 2006)
Mike Padgett on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Tanner on Drugs
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Bob Tuke on Drugs
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
  • Fight drug lords & heroin trafficking in Afghanistan. (Jul 2008)
Zach Wamp on Drugs
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • War on Drugs has abused Bill of Rights . (Dec 2000)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Kenneth Eaton on Drugs
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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