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Sat Mar 24, 2018, 03:37 PM

What should I know about Sen Chris Van Hollen D-Maryland?

I see he is not on the Franken resignation list. He seems pretty cool. What can DU tell me?

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Reply What should I know about Sen Chris Van Hollen D-Maryland? (Original post)
LakeArenal Mar 2018 OP
Motley13 Mar 2018 #1
LakeArenal Mar 2018 #2
williesgirl Mar 2018 #3
LakeArenal Mar 2018 #4
williesgirl Mar 2018 #5
LakeArenal Mar 2018 #6
elleng Mar 2018 #7
LakeArenal Mar 2018 #8


Response to Motley13 (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 04:04 PM

2. Thanks, I agree, he looks great on paper...

Just wondering what my fellow DUers have in their heads.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:08 PM

3. I'm from VA, but have always respected him.

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Response to williesgirl (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:14 PM

4. Any reasons stand out or just generally good things?

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:47 PM

5. Generally good. Sorry, can't really think too well

right now. My daughter's really sick and I need to pay attention to her. She's not exactly thrilled I'm on my phone!

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Response to williesgirl (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 07:25 PM

6. Oh gosh..Good thoughts to her and you.

Thanks for your time and response.

Hope you can both get some rest.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2018, 09:57 PM

7. I like him. He's my Senator,

and prior, he represented me in Congress.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Van_Hollen

Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (born January 10, 1959) is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Maryland since January 3, 2017. From 2003 to 2017, he held the position of U.S. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

In 2006, Van Hollen became the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). In this post, he was responsible for leading efforts to defend vulnerable Democrats and get more Democrats elected to Congress in 2008, which he did. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a new leadership post, Assistant to the Speaker, in 2006 so that Van Hollen could be present at all leadership meetings. He was elected Ranking Member on the Budget Committee on November 17, 2010. Pelosi appointed Van Hollen to the 12-member bipartisan Committee on Deficit Reduction with a mandate for finding major budget reductions by late 2011. On October 17, 2013 Pelosi appointed Van Hollen to serve on the bicameral conference committee.[1]

Van Hollen ran for the United States Senate in 2016 to replace retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski and won the general election 60 to 36 percent. Van Hollen serves as Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2018 elections cycle.


His inclinations are progressive, and he is a member of the club, Dem Party that is.

https://www.vanhollen.senate.gov/
Featured; Press Releases. Friday, June 23, 2017. Van Hollen to Host Health Care Forum. Tuesday, June 06, 2017. Van Hollen Statement in Opposition to Confirmation of Courtney Elwood to be General Counsel of the CIA. Monday, April 24, 2017. Van Hollen Statement in Support of Confirmation of George "Sonny" Perdue.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2018, 09:36 AM

8. Any 2020 skuttlebut????

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