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Earl Ray Tomblin on Drugs
Democratic Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Earl Ray Tomblin on other issues.
  • If you get high, you won't get hired--Drugs aren't working. (Feb 2013)
  • Substance abuse re-offenders cause prison overcrowding. (Feb 2013)
  • Not just criminal penalties: use technology for enforcement. (Jan 2012)
  • Support substance abuse care. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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Shelley Moore Capito on Drugs
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Joe Manchin III on Drugs
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Eradicate marijuana plants statewide. (Jul 2010)
  • $1M more for crackdown on drugs. (Jun 2006)
  • Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs. (Feb 2005)
Pat McGeehan on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pat McGeehan on other issues.
  • Decriminalize marijuana possession. (Nov 2012)
John Raese on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Raese on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Aug 2006)
Natalie Tennant on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Natalie Tennant on other issues.
  • It costs us less to rehabilitate than to jail someone. (Apr 2011)

House:


Shelley Moore Capito on Drugs
Republican Representative (WV-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Shelley Moore Capito 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)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
David McKinley on Drugs
Republican (District 1): Click here for David McKinley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Mollohan on Drugs
Democratic Representative (WV-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Alan Mollohan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • 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 -25 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Nick Rahall on Drugs
Democratic Representative (WV-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nick Rahall 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 A by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Joe Manchin III on Drugs
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Manchin III on other issues.
  • Eradicate marijuana plants statewide. (Jul 2010)
  • $1M more for crackdown on drugs. (Jun 2006)
  • Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs. (Feb 2005)
John Rockefeller on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Rockefeller on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Cecil Underwood on Drugs
Republican Candidate 2000: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cecil Underwood on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Bob Wise on Drugs
Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Hiram Lewis on Drugs
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Hiram Lewis on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Snuffer on Drugs
Former Republican challenger (lost May 2006 primary): Click here for Rick Snuffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Wolfe on Drugs
2002 Republican Challenger (WV): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Wolfe on other issues.
  • Treat addiction, but mandatory jail sentences for selling. (Aug 2008)
Robert Byrd on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (WV): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Byrd on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Carte Goodwin on Drugs
Former Democratic Appointee: Click here for Carte Goodwin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Zane Lawhorn on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Zane Lawhorn on other issues.
  • Yes, I did inhale, but God helped me walk away from drugs. (Feb 2006)
  • Increase penalties for manufacturing and distributing drugs. (Feb 2006)
Bob Wise on Drugs
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Wise on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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