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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:43 PM

I voted for Van Hollen

He's been a very good congressperson, I think he'll be good for Maryland, and I don't believe the negative stuff about him.

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Reply I voted for Van Hollen (Original post)
Orangepeel Apr 2016 OP
Zambero Apr 2016 #1
swilton Apr 2016 #2
Orangepeel Apr 2016 #3
Ken Burch Apr 2016 #6
elleng Apr 2016 #4
CBHagman Apr 2016 #7
Ken Burch Apr 2016 #5
kwassa Apr 2016 #8
Ken Burch Apr 2016 #9
kwassa Apr 2016 #10

Response to Orangepeel (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:51 PM

1. He was my Congressman in MD when I was there

In 2002 Van Hollen defeated long-standing GOP incumbent Connie Morella, the one and only defeat of an incumbent House Republican that year. He knows policy, understands issues, and is certainly no slouch.

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Response to Orangepeel (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:01 PM

2. Was in Van Hollen's District 2002-10

 

I was involved with many progressive groups at that time and since 2003 that tried unsuccessfully to get Van Hollen to move to the left. A corporate Democrat and what's wrong with the Democratic Party..

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Response to swilton (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:08 PM

3. Oh, he is not

he's rated very highly by "progressive groups." And Robert Reich endorsed him, for goodness sake.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:49 PM

6. They're running for Barbara Mikulski's old seat.

 

We don't need to go bland centrist to hold that.

Which "progressive groups" rate him highly?

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Response to swilton (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:14 PM

4. Yes, a corporate Democrat.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 09:18 PM

7. Here are Van Hollen's ratings...

...including those from Bread for the World, Americans for Democratic Action, La Raza, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the League of Women Voters.

[url]http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/6098/chris-van-hollen-jr#.VyAfFTFM1Vc[/url]

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Response to Orangepeel (Original post)

Sat Apr 23, 2016, 07:48 PM

5. Should have gone for Donna.

 

She's the future. Guys like Van Hollen are the past.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 10:29 PM

8. No. Van Hollen was the correct choice.

It was too bad they had to run against each other, but Van Hollen has actually done a lot of things for Democrats.

Edwards gambled and lost, by about 15%.

This state is so blue that very good candidates end up running against each other. It is a waste of the politicians we need to have.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 09:40 PM

9. There was no good reason to go with someone who will end up

 

way to Barbara Mikulski's right.

Maryland Dems never need to nominate the least progressive candidate.

As senator, Van Hollen can only be bland and passionless.

Why settle for that?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:46 PM

10. Van Hollen isn't way right ...

Or to the right of Mikulski, either. You don't know the guy.

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