State of Maryland Archives: on Principles & Values


Ian Schlakman: Opposes keeping God in the public sphere

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Strongly oppose

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Governor candidate Aug 21, 2018

Ben Jealous: Background rooted in civil rights and social justice

[In a candidate profile on Baltimore CBS Local, Jealous said]: Growing up in a family rooted in civil rights and in social justice has shaped my worldview. My grandmother was a social worker who would teach me that "you can't half-solve a problem, if you do, you still got a problem." My mother made sure I grew up as an activist and an organizer. And come November, as governor when I fight for the rights of working people, it will be because of those same principles my family has lived by for decades.
Source: Baltimore CBS Local on 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial race Jun 13, 2018

Richard Madaleno: Social justice for all people

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Governor candidate Jun 1, 2018

Shawn Quinn: Opposes God in the public sphere

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Oppose.

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Governor candidate May 13, 2018

Arvin Vohra: Government out of matters of conscience & God

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Keep God in the public sphere"?

A: Strongly oppose. The government should not be involved in matters of conscience at all. I will sponsor legislation to dismantle most or all government agencies, regulations, and taxes. Government should be too small and insignificant for God to need to be a part of it.

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Senate candidate Mar 30, 2018

Rob Sobhani: Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002

Sobhani, a former professor at Georgetown University, first ran for Senate in 1992, losing to Alan Keyes in the Republican primary. Since then, Sobhani has dropped his party affiliation. [Sonbhani ran again in 2000 when he lost to candidate Paul Rappaport in the Republican primary].

Sobhani has recently faced obstacles the other candidates, as both Bongino and Cardin have refused to debate against Sobhani. "I think [they don't want to debate against me] because the other candidates are afraid to debate my campaign," Sobhani said. "I'm not the loser in that, the people of Maryland are. I have put together a plan that neither political party can come close to, and that is why they want to avoid debating me."

To date, Sobhani's campaign has spent close to $4 million, the majority of which came from Sobhani, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Source: The Towson Towerlight on 2012 Maryland Senate debate Oct 21, 2012

Rob Sobhani: I'll keep my promises or I won't run for a second term

How often do we hear politicians make promises they never keep? We should be able to expect our representatives to do what they say they'll do. I guarantee that if I don't keep my promises in my first term as Maryland's Senator, I won't run for a second term.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, www.sobhaniformaryland.com Oct 15, 2012

Rob Sobhani: OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani

A broadcast campaign advertisement does not provide enough time to fully explain a dynamic idea, and the major party candidates for U.S. Senate, Democratic incumbent Ben Cardin and Republican Dan Bongino, know it and appear to be intent on keeping independent Rob Sobhani and his supporters quiet. It is interesting that neither Senator Cardin nor Mr. Bongino will debate Mr. Sobhani even though he has had just as strong a showing in the polls as Mr. Bongino. The lack of debate suggests that these two candidates are threatened by Mr. Sobhani's already strong showing and are seeking to squelch his progress by not allowing him exposure to the voting public.
Source: Baltimore Sun on 2012 Maryland Senate debate Oct 15, 2012

Corrogan Vaughn: Experienced as faith-based leader

Corrogan’s experiences as a faith-based leader, as a small business owner, and as a dutiful, long-term employee of a major corporation, have uniquely equipped him to have a positive impact on the political scene in Maryland. He has co-hosted two radio shows, “Lunchtime with the Maryland GOP”, a show designed to familiarize Marylanders with the Republican Party, and “Rockin’ D Vote”, a show designed to increase voter registrations & familiarize the listeners with current political events.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, campaignsecrets.com/maryland Nov 6, 2006

Corrogan Vaughn: Co-hosted two political radio shows in Maryland

Corrogan has co-hosted two radio shows, “Lunchtime with the Maryland GOP”, a show designed to familiarize Marylanders with the Republican Party, and “Rockin’ D Vote”, a show designed to increase voter registrations, familiarize the listeners with current political events, and bring about the restoration of rights to non violent ex offenders.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, campaignsecrets.com/maryland Nov 6, 2006

Benjamin Cardin: Would have voted against the Alito nomination

I came out with a position against the confirmation of Judge Alito. The voters of Maryland are entitled to know what standards we will use to evaluate judicial appointments. I probably would’ve voted against Clarence Thomas. I want to make sure that they’re going to protect the consumers. I want to make sure they’re going to protect civil rights. I want to make sure that they’re going to protect the, the people of Maryland against the abuses of government.
Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

Michael Steele: Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party

Everybody in the world knows I’m a Republican. [So the question is,] what are you going to do as a senator? And part of what I’ve seen in Washington is exactly what’s represented here today. Old Washington, old ways, an old mind-set that polarizes, that wants to say, you know, “When we take control.” You know, how about the country? How about the interest of the country? How about we creating a bipartisan - what I did not hear on the Iraq subject, for example, is a move towards a bipartisan consensus.
Source: 2006 Maryland Senate debate on Meet the Press Oct 29, 2006

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