Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Gazette Endorses Rep. Donna Edwards & Rep. Steny Hoyer

Yesterday we reported that The Gazette endorsed all three Democrats running for the Congressional seats representing Montgomery County. Today, the local paper has followed-up with endorsements of the two Democrats representing Prince George's County: Donna Edwards and Steny Hoyer. See a quick excerpt from The Gazette endorsements below:
GAZETTE: Incumbent U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Dist. 4) has matured in Congress and remains in touch with the needs of the majority of her constituents... Edwards is being challenged by Republican Faith Loudon of Pasadena, who has been active in the Republican Central Committee in Anne Arundel County, and Libertarian Scott Soffen of Ellicott City.
Neither Edwards nor Loudon support local gambling efforts, but they clash on abortion and same-sex marriage. Loudon opposes abortion, regardless of the situation, and believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. Loudon, however, doesn’t have a solid grasp of key issues — and, in some cases, her stance on the issues is similarly uncertain — and is vague on solutions....

The 5th District race for the U.S. House of Representatives features two longtime politicians and elected legislators — House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D), the incumbent, and Maryland House of Delegates Minority Leader Anthony J. O’Donnell (R). They are joined on the ballot by a Libertarian candidate, Arvin Vohra, and Green Party candidate Bob Auerbach....

Hoyer is the best person to protect the interests of his district, whose economy is as closely tied to federal spending as any in the country....

But Hoyer’s reputation in Congress prior to this current divisive term ... is of someone who not only is willing but eager to work with members of the opposition party to craft legislation that can move forward.

Read the full length Gazette editorials online.

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