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Rob Sobhani on Principles & Values

 


Ran in Republican Senate primary in 1992 and 2002

Sobhani, a former professor at Georgetown University, first ran for Senate in 1992, losing to Alan Keyes in the Republican primary. Since then, Sobhani has dropped his party affiliation. [Sonbhani ran again in 2000 when he lost to candidate Paul Rappaport in the Republican primary].

Sobhani has recently faced obstacles the other candidates, as both Bongino and Cardin have refused to debate against Sobhani. "I think [they don't want to debate against me] because the other candidates are afraid to debate my campaign," Sobhani said. "I'm not the loser in that, the people of Maryland are. I have put together a plan that neither political party can come close to, and that is why they want to avoid debating me."

To date, Sobhani's campaign has spent close to $4 million, the majority of which came from Sobhani, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Source: The Towson Towerlight on 2012 Maryland Senate debate , Oct 21, 2012

OpEd: Major-party candidates afraid of debating Sobhani

A broadcast campaign advertisement does not provide enough time to fully explain a dynamic idea, and the major party candidates for U.S. Senate, Democratic incumbent Ben Cardin and Republican Dan Bongino, know it and appear to be intent on keeping independent Rob Sobhani and his supporters quiet. It is interesting that neither Senator Cardin nor Mr. Bongino will debate Mr. Sobhani even though he has had just as strong a showing in the polls as Mr. Bongino. The lack of debate suggests that these two candidates are threatened by Mr. Sobhani's already strong showing and are seeking to squelch his progress by not allowing him exposure to the voting public.
Source: Baltimore Sun on 2012 Maryland Senate debate , Oct 15, 2012

I'll keep my promises or I won't run for a second term

How often do we hear politicians make promises they never keep? We should be able to expect our representatives to do what they say they'll do. I guarantee that if I don't keep my promises in my first term as Maryland's Senator, I won't run for a second term.
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, www.sobhaniformaryland.com , Oct 15, 2012

Other candidates on Principles & Values: Rob Sobhani on other issues:
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Martin O`Malley
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Barbara Mikulski
Benjamin Cardin
Dan Bongino

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MA:Brown(R) vs.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Bongino(R) vs.Sobhani(I)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R)
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