Democrat
12
of 21
2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Governor of Maryland 2007-2015, Mayor Baltimore City 1999-2007, Delegate Democratic Party National Convention 2000, 2004, Baltimore City Council 1991-1999, Legislative Fellow Office of Senator Barbara Mikulski 1987-1988

Family
Married; Children: 4
Education
JD, University of Maryland School of Law, MD.
BA, Catholic University,
Home Address
1501 St. Paul Street
Ste 115
Baltimore, MD 21202

POSITION ON ISSUES

The LFDA Survey is the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season the Live Free or Die Alliance sends a survey on NH issues to every candidate for state office. We make every effort to reach each candidate by snail-mail, e-mail, and phone. If an issue position is still not answered through our survey, we utilize other resources including voting records, candidate websites, campaign fliers, Project Vote Smart surveys, and more. Any questions or suggestions on issue positions? Contact us.

Crime and Public Safety

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should NH keep the death penalty?
Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
How should the U.S. approach Iran?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the federal government repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?
Was NH right to raise the gas tax in 2014?
Should the U.S. join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government increase support for scientific research and development?
Should the government compel corporations to pay more in federal taxes, for example by closing “loopholes?”
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?

Education

Should some illegal/undocumented immigrants qualify for in-state tuition?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?
Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Other: Education

Energy and Environment

Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?
Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?

Health Care

Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?

Politics and Political Process

Should voters be required to present ID at the polls?
Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

Recreation and Transportation

Was NH right to raise the gas tax in 2014?
Was NH right to ban hand-held cell phone use while driving?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should NH decriminalize small amounts of marijuana?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH do more to enforce federal immigration laws?
Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should some illegal/undocumented immigrants qualify for in-state tuition?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH authorize one or more casinos?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

Campaign Finances

 

Individual Contributions: 79% ($4,511,602)
PAC Contributions: 2% ($109,077)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 19% ($1,088,929)

Campaign Finances

Candidate Raised: $5,709,608    

 

Individual Contributions: 79% ($4,511,602)
PAC Contributions: 2% ($109,077)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 19% ($1,088,929)

Candidate Spent: $5,617,240    
     
Outside Spent FOR: $389,059    
Outside Spent AGAINST: $0  

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