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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
State of Maryland Politicians: Archives
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Arvin Vohra: Government has no business being involved in abortion.
Ashwani Jain: I believe in reproductive rights and reproductive justice.
Ben Jealous: Supports legislation protecting Planned Parenthood funding.
Ben Jealous: Supports Planned Parenthood and barrier-free services.
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.
Benjamin Cardin: Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Chris Chaffee: Not taking women's rights, returning rights to the UNBORN.
Chris Van Hollen: Co-sponsored bill protecting right to travel for abortion.
Chris Van Hollen: Fierce defender of a woman's right to reproductive choice.
Dan Bongino: Opposes federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Dan Cox: I am unashamedly 100% Pro-Life from conception to death.
Dan Cox: Don't allow non-physicians to perform abortions.
Dan Cox: Sponsored bills to severely restrict abortion access.
Donna Edwards: Fought for abortion rights in community AND in Congress.
Doug Gansler: I have always fought for reproductive rights.
Ian Schlakman: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
Jamie Raskin: Protect women's right to their own healthcare decisions.
Maya Cummings: Emily's List endorsement.
Kathy Szeliga: Valuing life begins with the unborn.
Larry Hogan: Personally opposed but no effect since it's legally settled.
Larry Hogan: 1980s: ban abortions; 1992: don't overturn pro-choice laws.
Larry Hogan: 1980: Bar all abortions in county hospitals.
Larry Hogan: Signed expansive birth control insurance bill.
Larry Hogan: Vetoed allowing non-physicians to perform abortions.
Martin O`Malley: $101M for stem cell research over six years.
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.
Peter Franchot: A very important right that we need to defend for women.
Richard Madaleno: Supported Planned Parenthood when Feds tried to cut.
Richard Madaleno: 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.
Tony Campbell: Every life matters: against abortion and assisted suicide.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose late term abortions; support others.
Thomas Perez: Committed to protecting and advancing reproductive rights.
Wes Moore: Enshrine the right to abortion into Maryland's Constitution.
Budget & Economy|
Arvin Vohra: Remove legal tender laws & stimulate the economy.
Arvin Vohra: Free market and real growth is the answer.
Ben Jealous: Rebuild economy that doesn't leave anyone behind.
Chelsea Manning: Entire economy needs overhaul; human labor obsolete.
Chris Chaffee: Democrats want to push you into Government handouts.
Chris Van Hollen: Proud to have supported the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Ian Schlakman: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
Kelly M. Schulz: Help families and small businesses; restore our economy.
Larry Hogan: COVID: $1 billion in tax relief and economic stimulus.
Margaret Flowers: Federal Reserve is over-leveraged, like in 2008 crash.
Martin O`Malley: Tax reductions & regulatory reforms to help job creators.
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.
Peter Franchot: Bring high quality public transportation throughout state.
Richard Madaleno: Tax credits to companies offering 50% over minimum wage.
Robin Ficker: Improve transportation in congested parts of the state.
Rushern Baker: A strong transit system with diverse options is crucial.
Sam Faddis: Liberate the free enterprise system & economy will flourish.
Shawn Quinn: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
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.
Tony Campbell: Mandate a balanced national budget and lower taxes.
Wes Moore: Provide Minority Business Enterprises with support.
Colin Byrd: Criticized lack of stimulus checks in COVID relief package.
Arvin Vohra: Abolish Patriot Act and redundant spy agencies.
Arvin Vohra: Child molesting morally indistinguishable from homosexuality.
Arvin Vohra: Same-sex marriage ok; or any number of consenting adults.
Ashwani Jain: LGBTQ people welcome in Maryland: you make us stronger.
Ben Jealous: Experience as Civil Rights leader will move state forward.
Ben Jealous: Protect and expand protections for LGBTQ Marylanders.
Ben Jealous: At NAACP, supported same-sex marriage.
Benjamin Cardin: Support affirmative action and programs that help minorities.
Chelsea Manning: No more asking for rights, we need to fight for them.
Chris Van Hollen: Straight, but fought discrimination against gay workers.
Chris Van Hollen: Fighting for gender and LGBT equality.
Dan Cox: Critical Race Theory is Marxist propaganda.
Dan Cox: Filed suit against high school transgender accommodation.
Doug Gansler: Received Equality Maryland award for support of LGBT rights.
Eric Wargotz: Uphold DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
Jamie Raskin: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
Jamie Raskin: Passionate champion of marriage equality.
John B. King: Great-grandfather enslaved; must grapple with racial equity.
John B. King: We undermine societal improvement by burying historic racism.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
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.
Libertarian Party: Right to intimacy for consenting adults regardless of gender.
Martin O`Malley: Civil marriage rights for all Marylanders.
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: Appoint Secretary of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage.
Richard Madaleno: Committed to fighting for marriage equality & LGBTQ rights.
Richard Madaleno: Equality for gender identity; end same-sex discrimination.
Rushern Baker: Our differences are to be celebrated, accepted, protected.
Shawn Quinn: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Thomas Perez: Civil rights is part of his DNA (and job history).
Wes Moore: Ensure Maryland schools adopt LGBTQ+ affirming policies.
Arvin Vohra: End the Fed, to prevent irresponsible cash-negative business.
Ben Jealous: New taxes on out-of-state retailers & hedge fund income.
Chris Van Hollen: Not fair that 50 biggest corporations paid zero income tax.
Dan Bongino: Predictable tax code benefits economy more than revenue loss.
Dan Bongino: Lessen the tax burden on residents and businesses.
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: Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women.
Martin O`Malley: Change Maryland's anti-business attitude.
Martin O`Malley: Repeal personal property tax on small business.
Michael Steele: Expand minority-owned business opportunities.
Peter Franchot: Less for corporate tax breaks, more help for small business.
Richard Madaleno: Support smaller businesses as job creators.
Wes Moore: Increase diversity on Maryland corporate boards.
Alec Ross: Education key to addressing crime.
Anthony Brown: Protect victims of domestic violence with better services.
Arvin Vohra: Drug crime is fake crime; abolish the DEA.
Ashwani Jain: Ban the use of chokeholds; end the money-bail system.
Ashwani Jain: Repeal prohibition of prosecution for marital sexual assault.
Ben Jealous: Smart-on-crime policies that create a just system for all.
Ben Jealous: Diversion to shrink prison population 30%.
Chelsea Manning: If you live in wrong neighborhood you are in a police state.
Dan Cox: Hold dangerous criminals accountable with stiff jail terms.
Dan Cox: End police vaccine mandate and increase police pay.
Doug Gansler: Bring every police shooting to the grand jury.
Ian Schlakman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on repealing the death penalty.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on repealing the death penalty.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted YES on tougher sentences for gun crimes.
Larry Hogan: Vetoed expansion of voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
Larry Hogan: Justice for Victims Initiative: protect vulnerable citizens.
Larry Hogan: Crack down on violent crime with truth-in-sentencing laws.
Larry Hogan: Increase penalties for using guns to commit violent crimes.
Margaret Flowers: Racial justice: end disparities in incarceration.
Martin O`Malley: Repealed death penalty; reduced prison incarceration.
Michael Steele: Combat the proliferation of gangs.
Peter Franchot: End all use of no-knock warrants.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on repealing the death penalty.
Richard Madaleno: Require data collection on race-based traffic stops.
Richard Madaleno: Voted NO on tougher sentences for gun crimes.
Rushern Baker: Key to public safety is healing underlying root causes.
Shawn Quinn: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Thomas Perez: We need full-scale, nationwide reform of police departments.
Wes Moore: Remove barriers to state aid for those with criminal records.
Larry Hogan: Losing faith in our justice system a really serious problem.
Alec Ross: Let's see response to medical marijuana.
Arvin Vohra: Stop the war on drugs; end black market profits.
Arvin Vohra: Drugs should be as legal as tomatoes.
Ashwani Jain: Legalize marijuana, expunge the records of those imprisoned.
Ashwani Jain: Treat drug use as a public health crisis, not a crime.
Ben Jealous: Recognizes the suffering caused from the opioid epidemic.
Ben Jealous: Fully legalize marijuana & collect license fees & taxes.
Chris Chaffee: Close the borders; go after opioid dealers.
Chris Van Hollen: Allow those with drug convictions to get college tax credit.
Dan Cox: Opposed to the legalization of marijuana.
Doug Gansler: Legalize cannabis and expunge convictions.
Doug Gansler: Drug use should be treated like a public health problem.
Ian Schlakman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
Jamie Raskin: Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
Kathy Szeliga: Keep mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
Kathy Szeliga: Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers.
Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
Larry Hogan: Created the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.
Larry Hogan: New tools to pursue criminal organizations in drug trade.
Larry Hogan: Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers.
Larry Hogan: Expand medical marijuana; wait on recreational marijuana.
Martin O`Malley: Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets.
Martin O`Malley: Executive Order to address this heroin epidemic.
Peter Franchot: If legalized wants benefits to go to areas impacted in past.
Richard Douglas: Served as counter-narcotics deputy under George W. Bush.
Richard Madaleno: Allow petitioning for expunging marijuana arrest record.
Richard Madaleno: Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana.
Richard Madaleno: Opioid epidemic is health issue, not criminal one.
Richard Madaleno: Co-sponsored marijuana legalization bill.
Richard Madaleno: Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers.
Rushern Baker: Those hit by war on drugs owed windfall from legalization.
Shawn Quinn: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Thomas Perez: Legalization means jobs, revenue; address past injustice.
Thomas Perez: Both treatment and prevention to deal with opioid addiction.
Tony Campbell: States should make their own decisions on marijuana legality.
Wes Moore: Legalize cannabis, expunge possession convictions.
Alec Ross: One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools.
Anthony Brown: Increase investments in our state's schools.
Arvin Vohra: Stop the one-size-fits-none education programs.
Arvin Vohra: Vouchers are just food stamps for education.
Ashwani Jain: Public dollars should be used to improve public schools.
Ashwani Jain: Ease student loan debt for those who teach public school.
Ashwani Jain: For comprehensive Sex Ed in public schools.
Ben Jealous: Raise school spending with gambling revenue & legalized pot.
Ben Jealous: Criticized proposals vouchers proposals.
Ben Jealous: Make community college free; make 4-year college debt-free.
Benjamin Cardin: $3M for Baltimore STEM education grants.
Chris Chaffee: Teach children 10 Commandments, not gender identification.
Chris Van Hollen: For universal pre-K, invest in public schools.
Dan Bongino: Schools must inspire next generation of engineers & doctors.
Dan Cox: Constitutional education mandate must include school choice.
Dan Cox: End Marxist type approach: CRT, gender indoctrination.
Ian Schlakman: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
Jamie Raskin: Curb the dogmas and protocols of the new testing mania.
Jamie Raskin: Stop hobbling our young people with mountains of debt.
John B. King: Expand education access; seek universal preschool.
John B. King: Inspiring public school teachers saved my life.
Kathy Szeliga: One-size-fits-all approach is failing our children.
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.
Larry Hogan: Record high funding for public schools: opportunity for all.
Larry Hogan: Expand scholarships for community college tuition.
Larry Hogan: Scholarships for deserving students for non-public schools.
Margaret Flowers: No tuition from pre-school through graduate school.
Martin O`Malley: Complete College Maryland: incentives to finish on time.
Martin O`Malley: Encourage more public charter schools.
Martin O`Malley: Tax credits for contributions to private & parochial schools.
Maya Cummings: Public education should be path to success.
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.
Peter Franchot: Supports financial literacy & college capital projects.
Peter Franchot: Healthy classrooms yes; standardized testing no.
Peter Franchot: Fully debt-free paths to a vocational or college degree.
Richard Madaleno: Public schools are the key to our future.
Richard Madaleno: Free community college tuition.
Robin Ficker: We need to teach kids to love libraries, not raise taxes.
Rushern Baker: For fully funding The Blueprint for Maryland's future.
Sam Faddis: Education system needs fixing to meet new job requirements.
Shawn Quinn: Vouchers for public and private school choice.
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.
Tony Campbell: Wants federal government out of education decisions.
Wes Moore: Fully fund Blueprint for Education, Child Care.
Energy & Oil|
Arvin Vohra: Green energy has advantages; but let market handle it.
Ashwani Jain: Ban fracking; deactivate all in-state coal power plants.
Ashwani Jain: We need to invest in solar and offshore wind farms.
Ashwani Jain: We must take deliberate steps to focus on climate justice.
Ben Jealous: Will set deadline to change to 100% clean, renewable energy.
Benjamin Cardin: End special breaks to oil industries.
Chris Chaffee: Open American production; stop selling reserves overseas.
Chris Van Hollen: Create national green bank to finance clean energy projects.
Dan Cox: Don't consider climate change in regulating utilities.
Doug Gansler: Begin work on 4 Gigawatts offshore wind generation by 2026.
Doug Gansler: Use school funding/construction to promote renewable energy.
Ian Schlakman: Prioritize green energy.
Jamie Raskin: Invest in clean energy to break our carbon addiction.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
John B. King: It's past time to act on climate change, shift to renewables.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
Larry Hogan: Clean Cars Act: invest in electric cars & charging stations.
Larry Hogan: Combat greenhouse gas emissions; grow green jobs.
Larry Hogan: Clean energy; green jobs.
Larry Hogan: Require considering climate change in regulating utilities.
Margaret Flowers: Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
Martin O`Malley: Raise gas tax by 2% per year, to rebuild infrastructure.
Martin O`Malley: End the automatic gas tax increase.
Peter Franchot: Our target goal for moving fully to renewable energy is 2030.
Richard Douglas: Vote YES on Keystone pipeline; it's a call to arms.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits.
Richard Madaleno: Maryland should lead way on renewable energy.
Richard Madaleno: Supports Paris Climate Agreement & regulating greenhouse gas.
Rushern Baker: Move up goal of 100% renewable energy to 2030.
Sam Faddis: Develop domestic coal, gas and oil.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
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.
Tony Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gas, but don't fund renewables.
Tony Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases, but don't fund renewables.
Wes Moore: Reduce 60% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Colin Byrd: Infrastructure bill didn't go far enough on electrification .
Alec Ross: Ready to confront major polluters.
Anthony Brown: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Arvin Vohra: Our biggest polluter is the American Government.
Arvin Vohra: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Ashwani Jain: Ban single-use plastic bags; achieve 100% composting.
Ashwani Jain: Help farmers afford water conservation requirements.
Ben Jealous: Protecting environment will give back economic opportunities.
Ben Jealous: Protecting our planet is not just a moral imperative.
Chris Van Hollen: Require polluters to pay to clean up their messes.
Doug Gansler: Won largest environmental settlement in American history.
Ian Schlakman: Supports EPA regulation.
Jamie Raskin: Expand domestic violence protective orders to include pets.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on 25 new state wildlands areas.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on new state wildlands areas.
Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on new state wildlands areas.
Larry Hogan: Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay.
Larry Hogan: Rolled back "rain tax" that reduced Chesapeake Bay pollution.
Margaret Flowers: Environmental justice: Corporations responsible for damage.
Martin O`Malley: Flush Tax: fund green upgrade to wastewater treatment plants.
Martin O`Malley: Passed milestone of preserving 1 million acres of open space.
Martin O`Malley: Supported 25 new state wildlands areas.
Maya Cummings: Environmental protection a priority.
Michael Steele: Revitalize the Chesapeake; focus on open space preservation.
Parris Glendening: $955 million for public transit & Smart Growth initiatives.
Peter Franchot: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Peter Franchot: Voted for over $1.4 billion in environmental protection.
Peter Franchot: Work with EPA to help clean up Chesapeake Bay.
Richard Madaleno: Co-sponsored 25 new state wildlands areas.
Richard Madaleno: Increase funding for Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Richard Madaleno: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Robert Ehrlich: Support joining Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Sam Faddis: Protect environment without miring businesses in red tape.
Shawn Quinn: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Wes Moore: Will push back against Supreme Court ruling against EPA.
Families & Children|
Arvin Vohra: Marriage isn't magic but skills can be learned.
Ashwani Jain: Create a Paid Family Leave Insurance Fund.
Ashwani Jain: Require free menstrual products in public school bathrooms.
Ben Jealous: Require 5 days of paid sick leave; invest in employee health.
Dan Cox: Opposed family leave bill as hurting small business.
Doug Gansler: Universal pre-kindergarten and universal child care.
Ian Schlakman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Jamie Raskin: Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes.
Maya Cummings: Support family security in workplace.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted against new birth certificates for sex changes.
Kathy Szeliga: Encourage flexibility so employees can be good parents.
Larry Hogan: Pass the Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act.
Larry Hogan: Require paid leave, but for large businesses only.
Larry Hogan: Opposed family leave bill as hurting small business.
Martin O`Malley: Cut infant mortality by 21%, after setting goal of 10%.
Richard Madaleno: Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes.
Richard Madaleno: Stricter regulations on BPA, concussions, & child seats.
Sam Faddis: Disappearing middle class families struggle to survive.
Thomas Perez: Parents need support to help them juggle work and family.
Wes Moore: Paid sick, family, and medical leave for every Marylander.
Arvin Vohra: Instead of foreign aid, sell sovereignty rights.
Arvin Vohra: America should be the greatest country on earth.
Chris Chaffee: Iran nuclear deal was not good for America.
Chris Van Hollen: Signed letter opposing Israeli annexation of territories.
Chris Van Hollen: China manufactured crisis over Pelosi visit to Taiwan.
Dan Bongino: Base Israel borders on 1967 lines, with Jerusalem as capital.
Ian Schlakman: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
Kathy Szeliga: Cutting deals with our enemy puts America at risk.
Margaret Flowers: ISIS is a symptom of the failure of "War on Terror".
Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
Richard Douglas: Reform policies on Russian aggression, ISIS, Syria, and Iran.
Richard Madaleno: No state contracts if connected to Iran.
Rob Sobhani: Focus on bringing foreign investment to Maryland.
Sam Faddis: Revamp our policies and approach on the Middle East.
Sam Faddis: Being the best military doesn't mean always being involved.
Shawn Quinn: No opinion on American Exceptionalism.
Tony Campbell: Secure our foreign interests but don't police the world.
Chris Van Hollen: China doesn't get to dictate which US officials go to Taiwan.
Arvin Vohra: Make trade with countries, not war.
Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all tariffs, sanctions, & trade restrictions.
Chris Chaffee: If you see "Made in China," put it down.
Chris Van Hollen: I oppose TPP; but look at each trade deal individually.
Chris Van Hollen: Counter illegal trade practices of China and others.
Ian Schlakman: Don't expand free trade.
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.
Richard Madaleno: Preference for American-made goods in state procurement.
Sam Faddis: Let's revise our trade deals and bring our jobs back home.
Shawn Quinn: Support & expand free trade.
Anthony Brown: Prohibit Board of Regents from campaign fundraising.
Arvin Vohra: Make voter registration easier for Libertarians.
Ashwani Jain: Committed to imposing anti-corruption measures.
Ben Jealous: Dual attack: disenfranchisement & Citizens United.
Ben Jealous: Require federal nonpartisan redistricting.
Chelsea Manning: Government is not helping us; we need to help ourselves.
Chris Chaffee: Maryland Drop Boxes illegal, elections compromised.
Chris Chaffee: Elections should be one day, end the early elections.
Chris Van Hollen: Do everything we can to make it easier to vote.
Chris Van Hollen: Fortify democracy against the "Big Lie," voter suppression.
Dan Cox: Require citizen voter ID, end unverified mail-in ballots.
Dan Cox: One of the big issues is less burdensome regulations.
Dan Cox: We need more transparency; all meetings will be open.
Doug Gansler: Judicial retention elections promote diversity on the bench.
Ian Schlakman: Make voter registration easier.
Jamie Raskin: Restore the voting rights of ex-felons.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting.
Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO to online voter registration & online voting.
Larry Hogan: Vetoed restoring voting rights to 40,000 ex-offenders.
Larry Hogan: Undo restored voting rights to ex-felons.
Larry Hogan: Disallow legislators from drawing their own district lines.
Larry Hogan: End partisan gerrymandering; make term limits.
Larry Hogan: nonpartisan redistricting reform to end gerrymandering.
Larry Hogan: Just like Trump he refuses to release his tax returns.
Martin O`Malley: Fair Campaign Financing Act for gubernatorial elections.
Michael Steele: Biden showed moral courage in criticizing voter suppression.
Michael Steele: We know this is all about a fear of black voters.
Peter Franchot: Prohibit Board of Regents from campaign fundraising.
Peter Franchot: Deliver on specific goals to rebuild trust in government.
Peter Franchot: Create a universal, transparent vote by mail system.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting.
Richard Madaleno: Same-day voter registration & automatic registration at MVA.
Richard Madaleno: Prohibit Board of Regents from campaign fundraising.
Robert Ehrlich: Let Board of Regents engage in campaign fundraising.
Robin Ficker: 2016: Helped pass ballot measure for county term limits.
Rushern Baker: Require dark money groups to disclose their donors.
Sam Faddis: Stop passing the buck, take responsibility for our problems.
Shawn Quinn: Make voter registration easier.
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.
Tony Campbell: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
Tony Campbell: No regulation of corporate indirect campaign contributions.
Wes Moore: Opposed GOP voter ID bill as voter suppression.
Arvin Vohra: Remove all gun ownership restrictions.
Arvin Vohra: Purpose of guns are to keep government as our servant.
Ashwani Jain: For universal background checks, universal licensing.
Ben Jealous: Wants governor to join multi-state coalition on gun control.
Ben Jealous: Universal background checks & gun courts.
Chris Chaffee: A big fat no to federal red flag law.
Chris Van Hollen: Common sense measures like universal background checks.
Chris Van Hollen: Won't rest until we end epidemic of gun violence.
Dan Cox: Will work to bring Constitutional Carry to Maryland.
Dan Cox: Need more gun freedom to combat growing evil of far left.
Dan Cox: Opposed state bill banning ghost guns.
Doug Gansler: Supported Maryland's handgun permitting law.
Ian Schlakman: No absolute right to gun ownership.
Jamie Raskin: Ban assault weapons; plus fingerprint licensing system.
Jeff Colyer: Pro-Second Amendment, authentic conservative.
Maya Cummings: Focus on gun violence.
Kathy Szeliga: I believe in the right to bear arms.
Larry Hogan: Instant background checks tied to the federal system.
Larry Hogan: Ban bump stocks and other rapid-trigger devices.
Larry Hogan: Increase age of unsupervised access from 16 to 18.
Larry Hogan: Tougher sentences for people who commit crimes with a gun.
Margaret Flowers: More background checks; more ammo limits; more regulations.
Martin O`Malley: Further toughen the enforcement of our gun laws.
Richard Madaleno: Ban assault weapons; ban bump stocks.
Peter Franchot: Sponsored strict gun control legislation.
Richard Madaleno: Sponsored ban on guns on campus.
Shawn Quinn: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Tony Campbell: Strong supporter of 2nd Amendment; no reform needed.
Wes Moore: Combat gun violence, ban ghost guns.
Alec Ross: Favors public option over single payer.
Arvin Vohra: Wants to eliminate the FDA and Medicare part D.
Arvin Vohra: Lower medical costs come from price competition.
Ashwani Jain: Healthcare is a human right, supports a public option.
Ben Jealous: Medicare-for-all is the answer to make healthcare affordable.
Benjamin Cardin: We need to move forward, not repeal ObamaCare.
Benjamin Cardin: Invest in prevention and early detection.
Benjamin Cardin: Questions costs of new Army Futures Command.
Chelsea Manning: Expand healthcare to include prisoners & transgenders.
Chris Van Hollen: Ensure universal access to affordable health care.
Chris Van Hollen: Let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices.
Dan Bongino: Health research is the solution, but not by gov't.
Dan Bongino: ObamaCare places too much power in the hands of bureaucrats.
Dan Cox: On day one I will end the vaccine and health mandates.
Doug Gansler: Operate 10 new regional behavioral centers across the state.
Ian Schlakman: Supports National Improved Medicare for All.
Jamie Raskin: Long-time champion of single-payer health care.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Maya Cummings: Universal health care is the goal.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Larry Hogan: Beat cancer with chemotherapy while in office.
Margaret Flowers: Full-time advocate for single payer health care system.
Peter Franchot: Expand Medicaid; control cost of insurance premiums.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange.
Richard Madaleno: Single-payer would be ideal outcome.
Richard Madaleno: Prohibit price gouging for generic drugs.
Rob Sobhani: Build on ObamaCare so it's not all government controlled.
Rushern Baker: Implement a single-payer Medicare for All program.
Sam Faddis: More than 50% of Marylanders are on brink of losing coverage.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose ObamaCare.
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; reform VA hospitals.
Tony Campbell: Repeal Obamacare.
Wes Moore: Ensure access to quality, affordable health care coverage.
Chris Van Hollen: Finally got Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices.
Colin Byrd: Advocated for progressive polices like Medicare for All.
Anthony Brown: Fund Base Realignment and Closure transportation projects.
Arvin Vohra: Cut military spending by 60% or more.
Arvin Vohra: Shut down foreign military bases & withdraw from NATO.
Ben Jealous: Advocate for veterans; honor the Buffalo Soldiers.
Benjamin Cardin: More research into causes of combat-related illnesses.
Chris Chaffee: Obama depleted military; must rebuild.
Chelsea Manning: Became whistleblower for patriotic opposition to wars.
Chelsea Manning: Stop sending soldiers overseas for nationalist fairy tales.
Dan Bongino: Veterans deserve effective and dependable health care.
Dan Cox: I strongly believe that veterans need to be supported.
Doug Gansler: Expand programs and housing for homeless veterans.
Ian Schlakman: Don't expand the military.
Jamie Raskin: Support Easter Seals programs for wounded warriors.
Jamie Raskin: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
Kathy Szeliga: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
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.
Michael Steele: Rumsfeld wouldn't be my secretary of defense.
Richard Madaleno: No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use.
Sam Faddis: Educate the public how to prepare for civil defense.
Shawn Quinn: Neutral on expanding the military.
Tony Campbell: Veterans should receive all the care they need and deserve.
Wes Moore: Expand and improve quality of care for veterans.
Arvin Vohra: End restrictions on immigration; open our borders.
Arvin Vohra: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Ashwani Jain: Police shouldn't ask individuals about immigration status.
Ashwani Jain: Advocate for Sanctuary counties & refugee right to counsel.
Ben Jealous: For society to be healthy all members need to be embraced.
Ben Jealous: Stand up to Trump's Muslim ban.
Ben Jealous: Defend DREAMers & champion a pathway to citizenship.
Chelsea Manning: Believes all immigrants should be allowed into the U.S.
Chris Chaffee: Need to have better control over who is admitted to country.
Chris Van Hollen: Co-sponsor of comprehensive immigration reform initiatives.
Dan Cox: Remove criminal illegal aliens from our communities.
Ian Schlakman: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Jamie Raskin: Comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Kelly M. Schulz: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Larry Hogan: Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then deport them.
Larry Hogan: Reject Trump policy of separating families at the border.
Martin O`Malley: Feed & clothe illegal immigrant kids; then find foster homes.
Peter Franchot: Praised tax credit that includes undocumented people.
Richard Douglas: Decriminalize hiring American; protect them from foreigners.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant.
Richard Madaleno: Allow Syrian refugees into US and Maryland.
Shawn Quinn: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Thomas Perez: As board president, grew local immigrant advocacy group.
Thomas Perez: Guarantee healthcare to immigrants, regardless of status.
Tony Campbell: Against sanctuary cities and pathway to citizenship.
Anthony Brown: Executives without insurance responsible for worker's comp.
Arvin Vohra: Eliminate the minimum wage entirely.
Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all affirmative action laws & racial quotas.
Ashwani Jain: Expand access to collective bargaining & union rights.
Ashwani Jain: Create the nation's first Guaranteed Jobs Program.
Ben Jealous: Knows firsthand the benefits of working union jobs.
Ben Jealous: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
Chelsea Manning: Figure out what to do when jobs are replaced by robots.
Chris Chaffee: Pressure to raise minimum wage hurts economy.
Donna Edwards: We need a woman's voice in the discussion on equal pay.
Doug Gansler: Raising the minimum wage is a racial justice issue.
Ian Schlakman: Legally require hiring more women/minorities.
Jamie Raskin: Low minimum wage causes wealth inequality.
Jamie Raskin: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
Maya Cummings: Boost income for low-paid workers.
Kathy Szeliga: Look to improve wages for all, not how low wages should be.
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.
Larry Hogan: New jobs in manufacturing led to low unemployment.
Larry Hogan: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
Martin O`Malley: Recovery & Reinvestment Act creates jobs; spend more locally.
Martin O`Malley: We have driven unemployment down to a three-year low.
Peter Franchot: Executives without insurance responsible for worker's comp.
Peter Franchot: Create 100,000 family supporting jobs in 100 weeks.
Richard Madaleno: Raise minimum wage to $15 to boost economy.
Richard Madaleno: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018.
Richard Madaleno: Require state contractors to support apprenticeships.
Richard Madaleno: Executives without insurance responsible for worker's comp.
Rushern Baker: Make Maryland the nation's Black Business Startup Capital.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose affirmative action but no discriminatory hiring.
Thomas Perez: Inequitable that women still not receiving equal pay.
Thomas Perez: Expand Maryland business-based job training program.
Wes Moore: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.
Wes Moore: Protect and expand the right of workers to join unions.
Wes Moore: Ensure equal pay for women, remove salary history in hiring.
Colin Byrd: Supports raising federal minimum wage to $15/hour.
Principles & Values|
Arvin Vohra: Government out of matters of conscience & God.
Ashwani Jain: Remove religious exemptions in state non-discrimination laws.
Ashwani Jain: Every event I host will be free, open to the press.
Ben Jealous: Background rooted in civil rights and social justice.
Benjamin Cardin: Would have voted against the Alito nomination.
Chris Chaffee: Never Forget the power of God.
Chris Chaffee: A special thank you to all of Gods people for nomination.
Dan Cox: Trump: Dan Cox is an America First Patriot.
Dan Cox: Can't back down from reliance upon God, law and order.
Dan Cox: Tweeted "Pence is a Traitor" during Capitol attack.
Doug Gansler: Helps run a non-profit lacrosse league for inner-city youth.
Ian Schlakman: Opposes keeping God in the public sphere.
John B. King: Teacher, administrator, Obama's Secretary of Education.
John B. King: A progressive problem solver; work to expand opportunity.
John B. King: Crises can be catalysts for change: it's up to us.
Kelly M. Schulz: Served in House of Delegates and as Labor Secretary.
Larry Hogan: Return GOP to its roots, become a bigger tent.
Larry Hogan: Return to the party of Lincoln and Reagan.
Larry Hogan: The truth doesn't know party affiliation.
Michael Steele: Proud to be a Republican and not running away from the party.
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.
Michael Steele: Trump turned GOP from honorable party to personality cult.
Peter Franchot: Measure commitment not by money spent, but results we demand.
Peter Franchot: Would melt down Confederate statue, make door knobs.
Shawn Quinn: Opposes God in the public sphere.
Richard Madaleno: Social justice for all people.
Rob Sobhani: OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani.
Rob Sobhani: Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002.
Robin Ficker: Was noted NBA heckler; they responded with "Ficker rule".
Rushern Baker: Withdrew from gubernatorial race before primary.
Wes Moore: Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed.
Chris Chaffee: 2020 election was fraudulent and corrupt; but let's move on.
Chris Chaffee: 2020 election was a fraudulent and corrupt coup.
Colin Byrd: Remove names of racists from university buildings.
Dan Cox: Organized buses to StopTheSteal January 6 rally .
Arvin Vohra: Wants to shut down the Social Security system.
Arvin Vohra: Supports privatizing Social Security.
Chris Van Hollen: Keep a more generous cost-of-living formula.
Donna Edwards: Fought privatization in community AND in Congress.
Ian Schlakman: Don't privatize Social Security.
Jamie Raskin: Remove cap to preserve and strengthen Social Security.
Kathy Szeliga: Adapt the way Social Security is currently managed.
Larry Hogan: Eliminate all taxes on retirement income.
Larry Hogan: Time to finally pass the Retirement Tax Elimination Act.
Martin O`Malley: Repeal income tax on retired veterans; & later all retirees.
Peter Franchot: Tax incentives for seniors for mentorship program.
Shawn Quinn: Neutral on privatizing Social Security.
Thomas Perez: Enforce laws misclassifying workers to avoid taxes.
Arvin Vohra: UK should cut taxes and cut regulations.
Arvin Vohra: End welfare & other programs, and then abolish income tax.
Ashwani Jain: Eliminate the state income tax for 95% of Maryland workers.
Ashwani Jain: Ensure richest pay their fair share of taxes.
Ben Jealous: Tax the top 1% earners by 1% to pay for free college.
Chris Van Hollen: End tax giveaways to the super wealthy, invest in country.
Dan Cox: Oppose any tax increase, support tax cuts on every level.
Doug Gansler: Employer tax credits for businesses hiring military spouses.
Ian Schlakman: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
Jamie Raskin: Voted YES to increase state income tax rates.
John B. King: If we have to pay a little more in taxes, we should.
John B. King: Ask wealthiest to pay fair share, end corporate giveaways.
Kathy Szeliga: I believe in lower taxes and smaller government.
Kathy Szeliga: Voted NO on increasing state income tax rates.
Kelly M. Schulz: Kelly Schulz Voted NO on increasing state income tax rates.
Larry Hogan: $1 billion+ in tax cuts for every single retired Marylander.
Larry Hogan: Protect Marylanders negative effects of Trump tax cut.
Larry Hogan: Not a single tax increase since I was elected governor.
Larry Hogan: My predecessors imposed 40 tax increases over 8 years.
Larry Hogan: We've cut taxes, tolls, fees by more than $2.7 billion.
Martin O`Malley: Cut $9.1B spending with no fee nor tax increases.
Michael Steele: Create legacy wealth for future generations.
Parris Glendening: Cut 28 taxes & returned $2.6B to taxpayers.
Peter Franchot: Supported online retailers collecting state sales tax.
Peter Franchot: Ease filing for those with simple tax obligations.
Shawn Quinn: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
Richard Madaleno: Voted YES to increase state income tax rates.
Richard Madaleno: Raise estate tax at state level since feds won't.
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.
Sam Faddis: Lower taxes and be pro-business.
Tony Campbell: Supports GOP tax cuts; they increases consumer take-home pay.
Wes Moore: Supported making child tax credit fully refundable.
Alec Ross: Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology.
Anthony Brown: Public Private Partnership for infrastructure investments.
Arvin Vohra: Technology can lower prices if barriers are gone.
Ben Jealous: Make investment in infrastructure a must-have priority.
Benjamin Cardin: Regulate nanotechnology in products; develop best practices.
Chelsea Manning: Business is collecting data on us, creating a life pattern.
Dan Bongino: Return the United States to being a center of innovation.
Jamie Raskin: Green Deal: massive investment in eroding infrastructure.
Larry Hogan: Fix all 69 structurally deficient bridges that we inherited.
Martin O`Malley: $25M more for road improvements.
Martin O`Malley: 21st Century cyber-infrastructure & rural broadband network.
Martin O`Malley: $156M for One Maryland Broadband Network.
Peter Franchot: Access to the internet will become a right for each citizen.
Richard Madaleno: Investment for all transportation, not partisan slush fund.
Thomas Perez: We must build equitable digital infrastructure.
Tony Campbell: Secure America's infrastructure against foreign actors.
War & Peace|
Chris Chaffee: Opposes financial aid for "Ukraine's war with Russia".
Arvin Vohra: U.S. in foreign civil wars is wrong and dangerous.
Arvin Vohra: Stop creating enemies; withdraw from foreign entanglements.
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.
Chris Van Hollen: End 2002 Iraq War authority; no ground troops in Mideast.
Dan Bongino: Too late to act if Iran gets even just a few nukes.
Ian Schlakman: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Jamie Raskin: Iran nuke deal is best chance to prevent Iranian nukes.
Kathy Szeliga: Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road.
Kathy Szeliga: ISIS presents a serious threat and must be destroyed.
Margaret Flowers: Iran nuke deal is first step towards normalizing relations.
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.
Shawn Quinn: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Richard Douglas: When the Senate fails, Iran gets the bomb.
Richard Douglas: If the Senate fails, we fail, like Iran nuke deal.
Tony Campbell: Our country's national security must be our first priority.
Welfare & Poverty|
Ashwani Jain: Offer grants, incentives to grocers to serve food deserts.
Doug Gansler: Provide economic incentives to address housing affordability.
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.
Richard Madaleno: Supports affordable housing & community development projects.
Rushern Baker: Affordable housing is a right.
Thomas Perez: Invest in state's successful affordable housing program.
Wes Moore: Prioritize environmental justice for low-income communities.
The above quotations are from State of Maryland Politicians: Archives.