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Ken Cuccinelli on Crime
Republican Challenger : Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ken Cuccinelli on other issues.
  • 1991: established Sexual Assault Fact & Education (SAFE). (Mar 2013)
  • Fought the war against human trafficking since 2006. (Mar 2013)
  • Free wrongly convicted, when technology proves innocence. (Mar 2013)
Terry McAuliffe on Crime
Democratic nominee for Governor; previously DNC Chair: Click here for Terry McAuliffe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob McDonnell on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bob McDonnell on other issues.
  • Tough punishment and no parole works. (Jan 2013)
  • Tough statutes and sentences; but also re-entry programs. (Jan 2011)
  • Make Virginia gang-free; with tougher penalties & prevention. (Jul 2009)
Robert Sarvis on Crime
Libertarian nominee for Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Sarvis on other issues.
  • Reverse the militarization of law-enforcement tactics. (Sep 2013)
  • Capital punishment should be legal but rare. (Nov 2011)

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George Allen on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for George Allen on other issues.
  • Leader for three decades in enacting truth-in-sentencing. (May 2012)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Abolished parole; instituted Three Strikes laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Try juvenile felons as adults. (Sep 2000)
  • 1994: led "truth-in-sentencing" reform among states. (Apr 1996)
Ed Gillespie on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Gillespie on other issues.
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Tim Kaine on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
  • Focus attention on the overuse of incarceration. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports Project Exile’s longer mandatory sentences. (Nov 2005)
  • Moratorium on the death penalty until it is fair. (Nov 2005)
Robert Sarvis on Crime
Libertarian Challenger for Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Sarvis on other issues.
  • Reverse the militarization of law-enforcement tactics. (Sep 2013)
  • Capital punishment should be legal but rare. (Nov 2011)
Mark Warner on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Warner on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Virginia Police Benevolent Association. (Sep 2008)
  • Initiated statewide Amber Alert system. (Sep 2008)
  • 2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports a fair death penalty. (Nov 2001)
  • More enforcement and more prevention. (Nov 2001)
  • Focus juvenile justice on workforce training. (Nov 2001)
  • Supports Virginia’s victim’s bill of rights. (Nov 2001)
  • Abolish parole. (Nov 2001)
James Webb on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

House:


Eric Cantor on Crime
Republican Representative (VA-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Cantor 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)
Gerry Connolly on Crime
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gerry Connolly on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
Randy Forbes on Crime
Republican Representative (VA-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Randy Forbes on other issues.
  • Supports Truth-in-Sentencing & anti-gang legislation. (Jun 2001)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Bob Goodlatte on Crime
Republican Representative (VA-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bob Goodlatte 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 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Morgan Griffith on Crime
Republican (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Morgan Griffith on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Robert Hurt on Crime
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Hurt on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
James Moran on Crime
Democratic Representative (VA-8): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for James Moran on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • 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)
  • 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 67% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
Scott Rigell on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Rigell on other issues.
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Bobby Scott on Crime
Democratic Representative (VA-3): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Scott 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 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)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Apply evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored providing defense lawyers for all indigent defendants. (May 2013)
Robert Wittman on Crime
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Wittman on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Frank Wolf on Crime
Republican Representative (VA-10): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Frank Wolf on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Creigh Deeds on Crime
Democrat Challenger (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Creigh Deeds on other issues.
  • Tougher criminal penalties; more police training & tools. (Jul 2009)
Tim Kaine on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
  • Focus attention on the overuse of incarceration. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports Project Exile’s longer mandatory sentences. (Nov 2005)
  • Moratorium on the death penalty until it is fair. (Nov 2005)
Mark Warner on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Warner on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Virginia Police Benevolent Association. (Sep 2008)
  • Initiated statewide Amber Alert system. (Sep 2008)
  • 2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports a fair death penalty. (Nov 2001)
  • More enforcement and more prevention. (Nov 2001)
  • Focus juvenile justice on workforce training. (Nov 2001)
  • Supports Virginia’s victim’s bill of rights. (Nov 2001)
  • Abolish parole. (Nov 2001)
Tim Donner on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Donner on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Sep 2011)
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2011)
Bob Marshall on Crime
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Bob Marshall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jamie Radtke on Crime
Former Republican Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for Jamie Radtke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Earley on Crime
Republican 2000 Candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Earley on other issues.
  • Abolish parole; protect victims’ rights. (Nov 2001)
Jim Gilmore on Crime
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • Reformed the juvenile justice system as attorney general. (Sep 2008)
  • Endorsed by four County sheriffs. (Sep 2008)
  • Declined to intervene in execution of Bobby Lee Ramdass. (Oct 2000)
  • Executed foreign national despite international protests. (Sep 2000)
  • Three strikes eligibility no grounds for stay of execution. (Jul 2000)
  • Death penalty sets standard to not tolerate ghastly murders. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
John Hager on Crime
GOP 2000 Primary Candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Hager on other issues.
  • Tough laws & tough enforcement work. (Jan 2001)
Virgil Goode on Crime
Republican (Unseated 2008) (District 5): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Virgil Goode on other issues.
  • Supports the Death Penalty. (May 2012)
  • Supports Three Strikes sentencing laws. (May 2012)
  • Capital punishment for certain murders. (Apr 2012)
  • 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 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Charles Robb on Crime
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Charles Robb on other issues.
  • 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 NO 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 NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
Edward Schrock on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 2): Click here for Edward Schrock on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Herb Bateman on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Herb Bateman 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)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Tom Bliley on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Bliley 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)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Rick Boucher on Crime
Democratic Representative (VA-9): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Rick Boucher 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 YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Jo Ann Davis on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for Jo Ann Davis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Davis on Crime
Republican Representative (VA-11): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Davis 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 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • 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)
Thelma Drake on Crime
Republican Representative (VA-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thelma Drake on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Jim Gilmore on Crime
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gilmore on other issues.
  • Reformed the juvenile justice system as attorney general. (Sep 2008)
  • Endorsed by four County sheriffs. (Sep 2008)
  • Declined to intervene in execution of Bobby Lee Ramdass. (Oct 2000)
  • Executed foreign national despite international protests. (Sep 2000)
  • Three strikes eligibility no grounds for stay of execution. (Jul 2000)
  • Death penalty sets standard to not tolerate ghastly murders. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Harris Miller on Crime
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Harris Miller on other issues.
  • On executions, an “Old Testament kind of guy”. (Feb 2006)
Glenn Nye on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Glenn Nye on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Tom Perriello on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Perriello on other issues.
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Owen Pickett on Crime
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Owen Pickett 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 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)
Norman Sisisky on Crime
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Norman Sisisky on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
John Warner on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (VA): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for John Warner on other issues.
  • 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 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 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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