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Bill Haslam on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Haslam on other issues.
  • Work with local law enforcement to keep the streets safe. (Nov 2010)

Senate:

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Lamar Alexander on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (TN); previously candidate for President: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Lamar Alexander on other issues.
  • Class X: Armed robbery means mandatory sentence, no parole. (May 2002)
  • Supports Capital Punishment. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Joe Carr on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Joe Carr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Clayton on Crime
Democratic Nominee: Click here for Mark Clayton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Corker on Crime
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Corker on other issues.
  • Put repeat criminals behind bars. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
Zach Poskevich on Crime
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Zach Poskevich on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Diane Black on Crime
Republican (District 6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Diane Black on other issues.
  • Crack down on sex offenders. (Nov 2010)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Marsha Blackburn on Crime
Republican Representative (TN-7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marsha Blackburn 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)
Steve Cohen on Crime
Democrat: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Steve Cohen on other issues.
  • Supports death penalty; prosecute violent minors as adults. (Nov 2004)
  • End parole for violent offenders, but not victimless crimes. (Nov 2004)
  • 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)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Easier access to rape kits, and more rape kit analysis. (Nov 2009)
Jim Cooper on Crime
Democratic Representative (TN-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Cooper 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)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
Scott DesJarlais on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott DesJarlais on other issues.
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Jimmy Duncan on Crime
Republican Representative (TN-2): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jimmy Duncan 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 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 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Stephen Fincher on Crime
Republican (District 8): Click here for Stephen Fincher on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chuck Fleischmann on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for Chuck Fleischmann on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Roe on Crime
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Phil Roe on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators. (Mar 2011)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Phil Bredesen on Crime
Democratic TN Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Phil Bredesen on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports fair and accurate executions. (Oct 2002)
Don Sundquist on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Sundquist on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
Ed Bryant on Crime
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bob Clement on Crime
Former Democratic Senate Nominee (2002): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement 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)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
Bill Frist on Crime
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Frist on other issues.
  • 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 YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Tipper Gore on Crime
Democratic Candidate (Former): Click here for Tipper Gore on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Van Hilleary on Crime
Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bill Jenkins on Crime
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Jenkins 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)
Rosalind Kurita on Crime
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for Rosalind Kurita on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Quillen on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Quillen on other issues.
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Fred Thompson on Crime
Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Fred Thompson on other issues.
  • 3,500 distinct crimes means over-federalization of law. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty DOES deter murders. (Jun 2007)
  • Impose truth in sentencing for violent crime. (Nov 1994)
  • 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 YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
Ed Bryant on Crime
Republican (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Bryant 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Bob Clement on Crime
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Clement 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)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
David Davis on Crime
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Davis on other issues.
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Lincoln Davis on Crime
Democratic Representative (TN-4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Davis 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)
Harold Ford on Crime
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Harold Ford 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 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 78% 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)
Harold Ford-TN on Crime
2006 Democratic challenger, Former U.S. Rep: Click here for Harold Ford-TN on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Gordon on Crime
Democratic Representative (TN-6): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bart Gordon 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 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 44% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
Bo Heyward on Crime
Independent challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bo Heyward on other issues.
  • Supports giving violent criminals harsher sentences. (Jul 2006)
  • Pedophiles deserve the death penalty. (Apr 2006)
Van Hilleary on Crime
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Van Hilleary 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)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Chris Lugo on Crime
Green challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Lugo on other issues.
  • Strongly opposes the death penalty. (Aug 2006)
  • Strongly opposes “Three Strikes” sentencing laws. (Aug 2006)
Mike Padgett on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mike Padgett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Tanner on Crime
Democratic Representative (TN-8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Tanner 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 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)
Bob Tuke on Crime
Democratic challenger: Click here for Bob Tuke on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zach Wamp on Crime
Republican Representative (TN-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Zach Wamp 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)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Kenneth Eaton on Crime
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for Kenneth Eaton on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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