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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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State of Maryland Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Maryland Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alec Ross (6) Maryland Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Anthony Brown (7) Democrat U.S. Rep Maryland- 4
  • Arvin Vohra (39) Libertarian candidate for President
  • Ben Jealous (32) Maryland Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland
  • Benjamin Cardin (16) Democratic Jr Senator, previously Representative Maryland
  • Chelsea Manning (10) Democratic candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator Maryland
  • Chris Van Hollen (7) Democratic Senate candidate Maryland
  • Corrogan Vaughn (6) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Maryland
  • Dan Bongino (10) Republican Challenger Maryland
  • Donna Edwards (3) Democratic Senate candidate Maryland
  • Eric Wargotz (1) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Maryland
  • Ian Schlakman (20) Maryland Green Party candidate for President 2010
  • Jamie Raskin (30) Democrat U.S. Rep Maryland- 8
  • Jeff Colyer (1) Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • John B. King (5) Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Kathy Szeliga (28) Republican Senate candidate Maryland
  • Kelly M. Schulz (11) Maryland Republican challenger for Governor
  • Larry Hogan (53) Maryland Republican Maryland Governor
  • Libertarian Party (1)
  • Margaret Flowers (13) Green Senate candidate Maryland
  • Martin O`Malley (32) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Mary Landrieu (6) Democratic Sr Senator Louisiana
  • Maya Cummings (7) Maryland Democratic candidate for Maryland governor
  • Michael Steele (27) Republican challenger, Lt. Gov. Maryland
  • Parris Glendening (7) Maryland Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002)
  • Peter Franchot (14) Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Richard Douglas (6) Republican Senate candidate Maryland
  • Richard Madaleno (49) Maryland Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland
  • Rob Sobhani (14) Independent Challenger Maryland
  • Robert Ehrlich (2) Maryland Republican Governor and Senate Challenger
  • Robin Ficker (6) Maryland Republican candidate for Governor
  • Sam Faddis (12) Republican Candidate for Maryland U.S. Senator Maryland
  • Shawn Quinn (20) Maryland Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Thomas Perez (32) Maryland Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Tony Campbell (17) Republican candidate for Maryland U. S. Senator Maryland
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    Benjamin Cardin: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Thomas Perez: Committed to protecting and advancing reproductive rights.
    Ben Jealous: Supports Planned Parenthood and barrier-free services.
    Larry Hogan: Signed expansive birth control insurance bill.
    Ian Schlakman: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Ben Jealous: Supports legislation protecting Planned Parenthood funding.
    Larry Hogan: 1980: Bar all abortions in county hospitals.
    Richard Madaleno: 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose late term abortions; support others.
    Tony Campbell: Every life matters: against abortion and assisted suicide.
    Arvin Vohra: Government has no business being involved in abortion.
    Maya Cummings: Emily's List endorsement.
    Richard Madaleno: Supported Planned Parenthood when Feds tried to cut.
    Jamie Raskin: Protect women's right to their own healthcare decisions.
    Kathy Szeliga: Valuing life begins with the unborn.
    Donna Edwards: Fought for abortion rights in community AND in Congress.
    Larry Hogan: 1980s: ban abortions; 1992: don't overturn pro-choice laws.
    Larry Hogan: Personally opposed but no effect since it's legally settled.
    Dan Bongino: Opposes federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Martin O`Malley: $101M for stem cell research over six years.
    Benjamin Cardin: Support the expansion of embryonic stem cell research.
    Benjamin Cardin: Make sure there is no human cloning.
    Benjamin Cardin: Parents should be notified on abortion choices in most cases.
    Michael Steele: Support stem cell research that involves no embryonic cells.
    Michael Steele: See embryonic stem cells as lives.
    Michael Steele: Set up adoptions for unwanted embryos.
    Michael Steele: Roe v. Wade should remain in place.
Budget & Economy
    Thomas Perez: Support small business, especially those needing extra help.
    Thomas Perez: Ubiquitous, convenient transit needs to be a top priority.
    Thomas Perez: Homeownership is the best source of affordable housing.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Help families and small businesses; restore our economy.
    Peter Franchot: $5.5B in delinquent taxes; $1B in unclaimed property.
    Peter Franchot: Led record state investments to transportation projects.
    Peter Franchot: Reformed procurement system increasing accountability.
    Larry Hogan: COVID: $1 billion in tax relief and economic stimulus.
    Robin Ficker: Improve transportation in congested parts of the state.
    Ian Schlakman: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Ben Jealous: Rebuild economy that doesn't leave anyone behind.
    Richard Madaleno: Tax credits to companies offering 50% over minimum wage.
    Shawn Quinn: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Tony Campbell: Mandate a balanced national budget and lower taxes.
    Arvin Vohra: Free market and real growth is the answer.
    Arvin Vohra: Remove legal tender laws & stimulate the economy.
    Chelsea Manning: Entire economy needs overhaul; human labor obsolete.
    Sam Faddis: Liberate the free enterprise system & economy will flourish.
    Margaret Flowers: Federal Reserve is over-leveraged, like in 2008 crash.
    Martin O`Malley: Tax reductions & regulatory reforms to help job creators.
    Rob Sobhani: Morally wrong to spend more than government takes in.
Civil Rights
    Thomas Perez: Civil rights is part of his DNA (and job history).
    John B. King: Great-grandfather enslaved; must grapple with racial equity.
    Ben Jealous: At NAACP, supported same-sex marriage.
    Ben Jealous: Protect and expand protections for LGBTQ Marylanders.
    Ben Jealous: Experience as Civil Rights leader will move state forward.
    Richard Madaleno: Equality for gender identity; end same-sex discrimination.
    Shawn Quinn: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Arvin Vohra: Same-sex marriage ok; or any number of consenting adults.
    Chelsea Manning: No more asking for rights, we need to fight for them.
    Arvin Vohra: Child molesting morally indistinguishable from homosexuality.
    Libertarian Party: Right to intimacy for consenting adults regardless of gender.
    Arvin Vohra: Abolish Patriot Act and redundant spy agencies.
    Richard Madaleno: Committed to fighting for marriage equality & LGBTQ rights.
    Jamie Raskin: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
    Jamie Raskin: Passionate champion of marriage equality.
    Chris Van Hollen: Straight, but fought discrimination against gay workers.
    Larry Hogan: Respect state law on same-sex marriage (even if not my view).
    Larry Hogan: I evolved and will not repeal same-sex marriage law.
    Larry Hogan: Opposes a transgender rights bill.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Martin O`Malley: Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders.
    Eric Wargotz: Uphold DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Accessible, affordable health care for American citizens.
    Benjamin Cardin: Support affirmative action and programs that help minorities.
    Michael Steele: Support affirmative action and its improvements.
    Parris Glendening: Racial Profiling is immoral and must stop.
    Parris Glendening: Do more to foster and support small and minority business.
    Parris Glendening: Combat discrimination based on sexual orientation.
    Peter Franchot: Less for corporate tax breaks, more help for small business.
    Ben Jealous: New taxes on out-of-state retailers & hedge fund income.
    Arvin Vohra: End the Fed, to prevent irresponsible cash-negative business.
    Richard Madaleno: Support smaller businesses as job creators.
    Kathy Szeliga: Policy makers care more about Wall Street than Main Street.
    Margaret Flowers: Wealth divide makes capitalism dangerous to the 99%.
    Margaret Flowers: Break up big banks & criminally prosecute their CEOs.
    Martin O`Malley: Change Maryland's anti-business attitude.
    Martin O`Malley: Repeal personal property tax on small business.
    Martin O`Malley: Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women.
    Dan Bongino: Lessen the tax burden on residents and businesses.
    Dan Bongino: Predictable tax code benefits economy more than revenue loss.
    Michael Steele: Expand minority-owned business opportunities.
    Thomas Perez: We need full-scale, nationwide reform of police departments.
    Ben Jealous: Diversion to shrink prison population 30%.
    Ian Schlakman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Ben Jealous: Smart-on-crime policies that create a just system for all.
    Richard Madaleno: Require data collection on race-based traffic stops.
    Shawn Quinn: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted NO on tougher sentences for gun crimes.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted YES on tougher sentences for gun crimes.
    Arvin Vohra: Drug crime is fake crime; abolish the DEA.
    Larry Hogan: Crack down on violent crime with truth-in-sentencing laws.
    Chelsea Manning: If you live in wrong neighborhood you are in a police state.
    Alec Ross: Education key to addressing crime.
    Larry Hogan: Justice for Victims Initiative: protect vulnerable citizens.
    Anthony Brown: Protect victims of domestic violence with better services.
    Margaret Flowers: Racial justice: end disparities in incarceration.
    Larry Hogan: Vetoed expansion of voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
    Martin O`Malley: Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on repealing the death penalty.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on repealing the death penalty.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on repealing the death penalty.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Restore the rights to non-violent ex-offenders.
    Michael Steele: More focus on victims of violent crime.
    Michael Steele: Mandatory sentencing guidelines for child sex offenders.
    Michael Steele: Combat the proliferation of gangs.
    Thomas Perez: Legalization means jobs, revenue; address past injustice.
    Thomas Perez: Both treatment and prevention to deal with opioid addiction.
    Ben Jealous: Fully legalize marijuana & collect license fees & taxes.
    Larry Hogan: Expand medical marijuana; wait on recreational marijuana.
    Ian Schlakman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Ben Jealous: Recognizes the suffering caused from the opioid epidemic.
    Richard Madaleno: Allow petitioning for expunging marijuana arrest record.
    Shawn Quinn: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Larry Hogan: Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers.
    Tony Campbell: States should make their own decisions on marijuana legality.
    Kathy Szeliga: Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers.
    Arvin Vohra: Drugs should be as legal as tomatoes.
    Richard Madaleno: Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers.
    Arvin Vohra: Stop the war on drugs; end black market profits.
    Richard Madaleno: Opioid epidemic is health issue, not criminal one.
    Alec Ross: Let's see response to medical marijuana.
    Richard Madaleno: Co-sponsored marijuana legalization bill.
    Larry Hogan: Created the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.
    Larry Hogan: New tools to pursue criminal organizations in drug trade.
    Richard Douglas: Served as counter-narcotics deputy under George W. Bush.
    Jamie Raskin: Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
    Richard Madaleno: Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
    Kathy Szeliga: Keep mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
    Martin O`Malley: Executive Order to address this heroin epidemic.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
    Martin O`Malley: Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets.
    Michael Steele: More enforcement against Drug Trafficking.
    Benjamin Cardin: $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants.
    Thomas Perez: Put himself through college with Pell grants & taking jobs.
    Thomas Perez: Committed to fully funding our education system.
    Thomas Perez: Pay teachers equitable and professional salaries.
    Thomas Perez: Equal access to early childhood education.
    Thomas Perez: Invest in school construction to address overcrowding.
    Thomas Perez: We must work to promote diversity among our educators.
    Thomas Perez: Make community colleges, trade schools tuition-free.
    John B. King: Inspiring public school teachers saved my life.
    John B. King: Expand education access; seek universal preschool.
    Peter Franchot: Supports financial literacy & college capital projects.
    Peter Franchot: Healthy classrooms yes; standardized testing no.
    Larry Hogan: Scholarships for deserving students for non-public schools.
    Larry Hogan: Record high funding for public schools: opportunity for all.
    Ben Jealous: Criticized proposals vouchers proposals.
    Ben Jealous: Make community college free; make 4-year college debt-free.
    Larry Hogan: Expand scholarships for community college tuition.
    Robin Ficker: We need to teach kids to love libraries, not raise taxes.
    Ian Schlakman: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Ben Jealous: Raise school spending with gambling revenue & legalized pot.
    Tony Campbell: Wants federal government out of education decisions.
    Richard Madaleno: Free community college tuition.
    Shawn Quinn: Vouchers for public and private school choice.
    Arvin Vohra: Vouchers are just food stamps for education.
    Arvin Vohra: Stop the one-size-fits-none education programs.
    Maya Cummings: Public education should be path to success.
    Richard Madaleno: Public schools are the key to our future.
    Alec Ross: One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools.
    Larry Hogan: $7M for student scholarships to attend a private school.
    Larry Hogan: Tuition relief for state colleges: 2% growth cap.
    Larry Hogan: More charter school choice; more P-TECH schools.
    Anthony Brown: Increase investments in our state's schools.
    Jamie Raskin: Curb the dogmas and protocols of the new testing mania.
    Jamie Raskin: Stop hobbling our young people with mountains of debt.
    Kathy Szeliga: One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children.
    Margaret Flowers: No tuition from pre-school through graduate school.
    Sam Faddis: Education system needs fixing to meet new job requirements.
    Martin O`Malley: Encourage more public charter schools.
    Martin O`Malley: Tax credits for contributions to private & parochial schools.
    Dan Bongino: Schools must inspire next generation of engineers & doctors.
    Martin O`Malley: Complete College Maryland: incentives to finish on time.
    Mary Landrieu: Strongly believes in early childhood education.
    Michael Steele: Oppose the No Child Left Behind Act.
    Parris Glendening: Began the Golden Age of School Construction ($1.6B).
    Parris Glendening: Make tuition an anachronism: free college for all.
Energy & Oil
    Thomas Perez: 80% carbon free by 2030, 100% by 2035.
    Thomas Perez: Renewable energy means high paying jobs open to unionization.
    Thomas Perez: Offshore wind a win for workers, businesses, & environment.
    Larry Hogan: Clean energy; green jobs.
    Tony Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases, but don't fund renewables.
    Ian Schlakman: Prioritize green energy.
    Tony Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gas, but don't fund renewables.
    Ben Jealous: Will set deadline to change to 100% clean, renewable energy.
    Richard Madaleno: Supports Paris Climate Agreement & regulating greenhouse gas.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
    Arvin Vohra: Green energy has advantages; but let market handle it.
    Larry Hogan: Combat greenhouse gas emissions; grow green jobs.
    Richard Madaleno: Maryland should lead way on renewable energy.
    Larry Hogan: Clean Cars Act: invest in electric cars & charging stations.
    Jamie Raskin: Invest in clean energy to break our carbon addiction.
    Margaret Flowers: Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
    Sam Faddis: Develop domestic coal, gas and oil.
    Richard Douglas: Vote YES on Keystone pipeline; it's a call to arms.
    Martin O`Malley: End the automatic gas tax increase.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
    Benjamin Cardin: End special breaks to oil industries.
    Rob Sobhani: Untangle national security from our need for oil and gas.
    Martin O`Malley: Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure.
    Peter Franchot: Voted for over $1.4 billion in environmental protection.
    Ben Jealous: Protecting our planet is not just a moral imperative.
    Ian Schlakman: Supports EPA regulation.
    Ben Jealous: Protecting environment will give back economic opportunities.
    Richard Madaleno: Increase funding for Chesapeake Bay Trust.
    Shawn Quinn: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Arvin Vohra: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Arvin Vohra: Our biggest polluter is the American Government.
    Maya Cummings: Environmental protection a priority.
    Alec Ross: Ready to confront major polluters.
    Larry Hogan: Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay.
    Jamie Raskin: Expand domestic violence protective orders to include pets.
    Margaret Flowers: Environmental justice: Corporations responsible for damage.
    Sam Faddis: Protect environment without miring businesses in red tape.
    Larry Hogan: Rolled back "rain tax" that reduced Chesapeake Bay pollution.
    Martin O`Malley: Supported 25 new state wildlands areas.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on new state wildlands areas.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on new state wildlands areas.
    Richard Madaleno: Co-sponsored 25 new state wildlands areas.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on 25 new state wildlands areas.
    Martin O`Malley: Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space.
    Martin O`Malley: Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants.
    Mary Landrieu: Coastal wetlands erosion is an unfolding catastrophe.
    Michael Steele: Revitalize the Chesapeake; focus on open space preservation.
    Robert Ehrlich: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    Richard Madaleno: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    Anthony Brown: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    Peter Franchot: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    Parris Glendening: $955 million for public transit & Smart Growth initiatives.
Families & Children
    Thomas Perez: Parents need support to help them juggle work and family.
    Ben Jealous: Require 5 days of paid sick leave; invest in employee health.
    Ian Schlakman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Richard Madaleno: Stricter regulations on BPA, concussions, & child seats.
    Larry Hogan: Require paid leave, but for large businesses only.
    Maya Cummings: Support family security in workplace.
    Arvin Vohra: Marriage isn't magic but skills can be learned.
    Larry Hogan: Pass the Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act.
    Kathy Szeliga: Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents.
    Sam Faddis: Disappearing middle class families struggle to survive.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted against new birth certificates for sex changes.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes.
    Martin O`Malley: Cut infant mortality by 21%, after setting goal of 10%.
    Mary Landrieu: Supports adoption and foster care reform.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Priority on family and marriage values.
Foreign Policy
    Chris Van Hollen: Signed letter opposing Israeli annexation of territories.
    Ian Schlakman: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Richard Madaleno: No state contracts if connected to Iran.
    Shawn Quinn: No opinion on American Exceptionalism.
    Tony Campbell: Secure our foreign interests but don't police the world.
    Arvin Vohra: America should be the greatest country on earth.
    Sam Faddis: Revamp our policies and approach on the Middle East.
    Sam Faddis: Being the best military doesn't mean always being involved.
    Kathy Szeliga: Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk.
    Margaret Flowers: ISIS is a symptom of the failure of "War on Terror".
    Arvin Vohra: Instead of foreign aid, sell sovereignty rights.
    Richard Douglas: Reform policies on Russian aggression, ISIS, Syria, and Iran.
    Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
    Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
    Rob Sobhani: Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland.
    Rob Sobhani: Peace through strength.
    Dan Bongino: Base Israel borders on 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as capital.
Free Trade
    Ian Schlakman: Don't expand free trade.
    Richard Madaleno: Preference for American-made goods in state procurement.
    Shawn Quinn: Support & expand free trade.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all tariffs, sanctions, & trade restrictions.
    Arvin Vohra: Make trade with countries, not war.
    Sam Faddis: Let's revise our trade deals and bring our jobs back home.
    Jamie Raskin: Support only free trade deals that are fair and balanced.
    Kathy Szeliga: Support TPP to expand free trade with Pacific nations.
    Margaret Flowers: Movement against corporate rigged trade agreements like TPP.
    Chris Van Hollen: I oppose TPP; but look at each trade deal individually.
    Rob Sobhani: Free and fair trade plus multilateralism.
    Michael Steele: Led trade mission to Ghana and South Africa.
Government Reform
    Thomas Perez: Increase accessible voting centers; end long lines.
    Thomas Perez: Overhaul state unemployment system from ground up.
    Thomas Perez: Open environmental data to fullest extent possible.
    Michael Steele: We know this is all about a fear of black voters.
    Michael Steele: Biden showed moral courage in criticizing voter suppression.
    Larry Hogan: Just like Trump he refuses to release his tax returns.
    Robin Ficker: 2016: Helped pass ballot measure for county term limits.
    Larry Hogan: nonpartisan redistricting reform to end gerrymandering.
    Ben Jealous: Dual attack: disenfranchisement & Citizens United.
    Ben Jealous: Require federal nonpartisan redistricting.
    Tony Campbell: No regulation of corporate indirect campaign contributions.
    Ian Schlakman: Make voter registration easier.
    Tony Campbell: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
    Richard Madaleno: Same-day voter registration & automatic registration at MVA.
    Shawn Quinn: Make voter registration easier.
    Arvin Vohra: Make voter registration easier for Libertarians.
    Chelsea Manning: Government is not helping us; we need to help ourselves.
    Larry Hogan: End partisan gerrymandering; make term limits.
    Larry Hogan: Disallow legislators from drawing their own district lines.
    Jamie Raskin: Restore the voting rights of ex-felons.
    Larry Hogan: Vetoed restoring voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
    Larry Hogan: Undo restored voting rights to ex-felons.
    Sam Faddis: Stop passing the buck, take responsibility for our problems.
    Chris Van Hollen: Do everything we can to make it easier to vote.
    Martin O`Malley: Fair Campaign Financing Act for gubernatorial elections.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting.
    Rob Sobhani: Public service shouldn't be a life-long career; 2-term limit.
    Robert Ehrlich: Let Board of Regents engage in campaign fundraising.
    Peter Franchot: Prohibit Board of Regents from campaign fundraising.
    Richard Madaleno: Prohibit Board of Regents from campaign fundraising.
    Anthony Brown: Prohibit Board of Regents from campaign fundraising.
Gun Control
    Jeff Colyer: Pro-Second Amendment, authentic conservative.
    Peter Franchot: Sponsored strict gun control legislation.
    Ben Jealous: Universal background checks & gun courts.
    Ian Schlakman: No absolute right to gun ownership.
    Larry Hogan: Ban bump stocks and other rapid-trigger devices.
    Larry Hogan: Increase age of unsupervised access from 16 to 18.
    Tony Campbell: Strong supporter of 2nd Amendment; no reform needed.
    Richard Madaleno: Ban assault weapons; ban bump stocks.
    Shawn Quinn: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Larry Hogan: Tougher sentences for people who commit crimes with a gun.
    Arvin Vohra: Purpose of guns are to keep government as our servant.
    Ben Jealous: Wants governor to join multi-state coalition on gun control.
    Arvin Vohra: Remove all gun ownership restrictions.
    Maya Cummings: Focus on gun violence.
    Richard Madaleno: Sponsored ban on guns on campus.
    Jamie Raskin: Ban assault weapons; plus fingerprint licensing system.
    Margaret Flowers: More background checks; more ammo limits; more regulations.
    Kathy Szeliga: I believe in the right to bear arms.
    Chris Van Hollen: Common sense measures like universal background checks.
    Larry Hogan: Instant background checks tied to the federal system.
    Martin O`Malley: Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws.
Health Care
    Benjamin Cardin: Invest in prevention and early detection.
    Thomas Perez: 94% healthcare coverage not good enough; goal is 100%.
    Thomas Perez: Ensure that there is equal access to mental health care.
    Thomas Perez: Implement and strengthen state health equity program.
    Tony Campbell: Repeal Obamacare.
    Benjamin Cardin: Questions costs of new Army Futures Command.
    Ian Schlakman: Supports National Improved Medicare for All.
    Tony Campbell: Repeal ObamaCare; reform VA hospitals.
    Ben Jealous: Medicare-for-all is the answer to make healthcare affordable.
    Richard Madaleno: Prohibit price gouging for generic drugs.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Arvin Vohra: Lower medical costs come from price competition.
    Arvin Vohra: Wants to eliminate the FDA and Medicare part D.
    Maya Cummings: Universal health care is the goal.
    Richard Madaleno: Single-payer would be ideal outcome.
    Alec Ross: Favors public option over single payer.
    Sam Faddis: More than 50% of Marylanders are on brink of losing coverage.
    Chelsea Manning: Expand healthcare to include prisoners & transgenders.
    Jamie Raskin: Long-time champion of single-payer health care.
    Margaret Flowers: Full-time advocate for single payer health care system.
    Larry Hogan: Beat cancer with chemotherapy while in office.
    Benjamin Cardin: We need to move forward, not repeal ObamaCare.
    Dan Bongino: ObamaCare places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats.
    Rob Sobhani: Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled.
    Rob Sobhani: Invest $500M in Maryland hospitals for R&D.
    Dan Bongino: Health research is the solution, but not by gov't.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
    Mary Landrieu: Supported the creation and expansion of health care for kids.
Homeland Security
    Benjamin Cardin: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses.
    Ian Schlakman: Don't expand the military.
    Ben Jealous: Advocate for veterans; honor the Buffalo Soldiers.
    Shawn Quinn: Neutral on expanding the military.
    Tony Campbell: Veterans should receive all the care they need and deserve.
    Arvin Vohra: Shut down foreign military bases & withdraw from NATO.
    Arvin Vohra: Cut military spending by 60% or more.
    Sam Faddis: Educate the public how to prepare for civil defense.
    Chelsea Manning: Stop sending soldiers overseas for nationalist fairy tales.
    Chelsea Manning: Became whistleblower for patriotic opposition to wars.
    Anthony Brown: Fund Base Realignment and Closure transportation projects.
    Jamie Raskin: Support Easter Seals programs for wounded warriors.
    Kathy Szeliga: The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape.
    Larry Hogan: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
    Jamie Raskin: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
    Kathy Szeliga: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
    Richard Madaleno: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
    Dan Bongino: Veterans deserve effective and dependable health care.
    Mary Landrieu: Co-sponsored the 21st Century GI Bill.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Strong national defense based on domestic manufacturing base.
    Michael Steele: Rumsfeld wouldn’t be my secretary of defense.
    Thomas Perez: As board president, grew local immigrant advocacy group.
    Thomas Perez: Guarantee healthcare to immigrants, regardless of status.
    Larry Hogan: Reject Trump policy of separating families at the border.
    Ben Jealous: Defend DREAMers & champion a pathway to citizenship.
    Ian Schlakman: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Ben Jealous: Stand up to Trump's Muslim ban.
    Ben Jealous: For society to be healthy all members need to be embraced.
    Tony Campbell: Against sanctuary cities and pathway to citizenship.
    Richard Madaleno: Allow Syrian refugees into US and Maryland.
    Shawn Quinn: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Arvin Vohra: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Chelsea Manning: Believes all immigrants should be allowed into the U.S.
    Arvin Vohra: End restrictions on immigration; open our borders.
    Jamie Raskin: Comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority.
    Richard Douglas: Decriminalize hiring American; protect them from foreigners.
    Larry Hogan: Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then deport them.
    Martin O`Malley: Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then find foster homes.
    Rob Sobhani: Immigration system is broken; enforce our current law.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
    Thomas Perez: Inequitable that women still not receiving equal pay.
    Thomas Perez: Expand Maryland business-based job training program.
    Ian Schlakman: Legally require hiring more women/minorities.
    Ben Jealous: Knows firsthand the benefits of working union jobs.
    Ben Jealous: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
    Richard Madaleno: Require state contractors to support apprenticeships.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose affirmative action but no discriminatory hiring.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all affirmative action laws & racial quotas.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate the minimum wage entirely.
    Maya Cummings: Boost income for low-paid workers.
    Richard Madaleno: Raise minimum wage to $15 to boost economy.
    Chelsea Manning: Figure out what to do when jobs are replaced by robots.
    Larry Hogan: New jobs in manufacturing led to low unemployment.
    Jamie Raskin: Low minimum wage causes wealth inequality.
    Kathy Szeliga: Look to improve wages for all, not how low wages should be.
    Donna Edwards: We need a woman's voice in the discussion on equal pay.
    Larry Hogan: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on raising the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
    Jamie Raskin: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
    Richard Madaleno: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
    Rob Sobhani: Find private sector funding for Maryland job initiatives.
    Martin O`Malley: We have driven unemployment down to a three-year low.
    Martin O`Malley: Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally.
    Peter Franchot: Executives without insurance responsible for worker's comp.
    Richard Madaleno: Executives without insurance responsible for worker's comp.
    Anthony Brown: Executives without insurance responsible for worker's comp.
Local Issues
    Peter Franchot: Helped reform alcohol laws to support local craft breweries.
    Richard Madaleno: Fund regional transit authorities & the cancelled Red Line.
    Larry Hogan: Repeal the misguided Road Kill Bill.
    Martin O`Malley: Recognized native Piscataway People after 350 years.
Principles & Values
    Kelly M. Schulz: Served in House of Delegates and as Labor Secretary.
    John B. King: A progressive problem solver; work to expand opportunity.
    John B. King: Teacher, administrator, Obama's Secretary of Education.
    Michael Steele: If you're not ready to listen, you will never learn.
    Michael Steele: Religion set how I come to view and experience the world.
    Peter Franchot: Measure commitment not by money spent, but results we demand.
    Larry Hogan: Return to the party of Lincoln and Reagan.
    Larry Hogan: Return GOP to its roots, become a bigger tent.
    Michael Steele: Trump turned GOP from honorable party to personality cult.
    Robin Ficker: Was noted NBA heckler; they responded with "Ficker rule".
    Ian Schlakman: Opposes keeping God in the public sphere.
    Ben Jealous: Background rooted in civil rights and social justice.
    Richard Madaleno: Social justice for all people.
    Shawn Quinn: Opposes God in the public sphere.
    Arvin Vohra: Government out of matters of conscience & God.
    Rob Sobhani: Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002.
    Rob Sobhani: I'll keep my promises or I won't run for a second term.
    Rob Sobhani: OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Experienced as faith-based leader.
    Corrogan Vaughn: Co-hosted two political radio shows in Maryland.
    Benjamin Cardin: Would have voted against the Alito nomination.
    Michael Steele: Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party.
Social Security
    Thomas Perez: Enforce laws misclassifying workers to avoid taxes.
    Ian Schlakman: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Shawn Quinn: Neutral on privatizing Social Security.
    Arvin Vohra: Supports privatizing Social Security.
    Arvin Vohra: Wants to shut down the Social Security system.
    Larry Hogan: Eliminate all taxes on retirement income.
    Jamie Raskin: Remove cap to preserve and strengthen Social Security.
    Kathy Szeliga: Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed.
    Chris Van Hollen: Keep a more generous cost-of-living formula.
    Donna Edwards: Fought privatization in community AND in Congress.
    Martin O`Malley: Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees.
    Michael Steele: Flexibility for some ownership over retirement choices.
Tax Reform
    Peter Franchot: Supported online retailers collecting state sales tax.
    Larry Hogan: $1 billion+ in tax cuts for every single retired Marylander.
    Larry Hogan: Not a single tax increase since I was elected governor.
    Robin Ficker: Cut sales tax by two cents; give everyone a tax cut.
    Robin Ficker: Fought to limit property tax hikes to rate of inflation.
    Larry Hogan: Protect Marylanders negative effects of Trump tax cut.
    Ian Schlakman: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Tony Campbell: Supports GOP tax cuts; they increases consumer take-home pay.
    Ben Jealous: Tax the top 1% earners by 1% to pay for free college.
    Richard Madaleno: Raise estate tax at state level since feds won't.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Arvin Vohra: End welfare & other programs, and then abolish income tax.
    Arvin Vohra: UK should cut taxes and cut regulations.
    Sam Faddis: Lower taxes and be pro-business.
    Kathy Szeliga: I believe in lower taxes and smaller government.
    Larry Hogan: My predecessors imposed 40 tax increases over 8 years.
    Martin O`Malley: Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases.
    Rob Sobhani: 15% flat rate for most workers; high earners pay more.
    Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on increasing state income tax rates.
    Kelly M. Schulz: Kelly Schulz Voted NO on increasing state income tax rates.
    Jamie Raskin: Voted YES to increase state income tax rates.
    Richard Madaleno: Voted YES to increase state income tax rates.
    Michael Steele: Create legacy wealth for future generations.
    Parris Glendening: Cut 28 taxes & returned $2.6B to taxpayers.
    Benjamin Cardin: Regulate nanotechnology in products; develop best practices.
    Thomas Perez: We must build equitable digital infrastructure.
    Ben Jealous: Make investment in infrastructure a must-have priority.
    Tony Campbell: Secure America's infrastructure against foreign actors.
    Chelsea Manning: Business is collecting data on us, creating a life pattern.
    Richard Madaleno: Investment for all transportation, not partisan slush fund.
    Arvin Vohra: Technology can lower prices if barriers are gone.
    Alec Ross: Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology.
    Larry Hogan: Fix all 69 structurally deficient bridges that we inherited.
    Anthony Brown: Public Private Partnership for infrastructure investments.
    Jamie Raskin: Green Deal: massive investment in eroding infrastructure.
    Martin O`Malley: $25M more for road improvements.
    Dan Bongino: Return the United States to being a center of innovation.
    Martin O`Malley: $156M for One Maryland Broadband Network.
    Martin O`Malley: 21st Century cyber-infrastructure & rural broadband network.
War & Peace
    Ian Schlakman: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Tony Campbell: Our country's national security must be our first priority.
    Shawn Quinn: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Arvin Vohra: Stop creating enemies; withdraw from foreign entanglements.
    Arvin Vohra: U.S. in foreign civil wars is wrong and dangerous.
    Jamie Raskin: Iran nuke deal is best chance to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Chris Van Hollen: End 2002 Iraq War authority; no ground troops in Mideast.
    Kathy Szeliga: ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed.
    Margaret Flowers: Iran nuke deal is first step towards normalizing relations.
    Kathy Szeliga: Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road.
    Richard Douglas: When the Senate fails, Iran gets the bomb.
    Richard Douglas: If the Senate fails, we fail, like Iran nuke deal.
    Dan Bongino: Too late to act if Iran gets even just a few nukes.
    Mary Landrieu: New course for our strategy in Iraq, with benchmarks.
    Benjamin Cardin: Withdraw troops plus diplomatic solution, but no timetable.
    Benjamin Cardin: Never turn our back on our troops.
    Benjamin Cardin: Redeploy our troops and focus on the war on terror.
    Michael Steele: We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov’t.
    Michael Steele: Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy.
    Michael Steele: Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons.
    Michael Steele: Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war.
    Michael Steele: Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally.
Welfare & Poverty
    Thomas Perez: Invest in state's successful affordable housing program.
    Richard Madaleno: Supports affordable housing & community development projects.
    Margaret Flowers: Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person.
    Martin O`Malley: Move from welfare to work; & raise Earned Income tax credit.

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