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Martin O`Malley on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MD 2012: 2012 Maryland Senate Debates


Dan Bongino on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Bongino on other issues.
  • Too late to act if Iran gets even just a few nukes. (Jul 2012)
Benjamin Cardin on War & Peace
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Withdraw troops plus diplomatic solution, but no timetable. (Oct 2006)
  • Never turn our back on our troops. (Oct 2006)
  • Redeploy our troops and focus on the war on terror. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted against war in Iraq, but for funding for troops. (Oct 2006)
  • Consistent opposition to President Bush’s policies in Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Bush misled the American people about Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Barbara Mikulski on War & Peace
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Barbara Mikulski on other issues.
  • Pipkin had no plan for the war and for peace. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • CIA mischaracterized Iraq WMD & abused intelligence position. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq-al-Qaida contacts, but no complicity or assistance. (Jul 2004)
  • CIA knew State of the Union Iraq-Niger connection was false. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was not reconstituting its nuclear program. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was not developing its biological weapons program. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was not developing its chemical weapons program. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraq was developing missiles, but not to reach the US. (Jul 2004)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Rob Sobhani on War & Peace
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Sobhani on other issues.
  • Decouple Iran from Palestine; free Iran then Palestine state. (Sep 2011)
  • Immediately withdraw troops from Afghanistan. (Jul 2011)

House:


Roscoe Bartlett on War & Peace
Republican Representative (MD-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Roscoe Bartlett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Elijah Cummings on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MD-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Elijah Cummings on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
John Delaney on War & Peace
Democrat (District 6): Click here for John Delaney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Donna Edwards on War & Peace
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Donna Edwards on other issues.
  • We need political solution in Iraq, not military solution. (Nov 2008)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Jan 2013)
Andy Harris on War & Peace
Republican (District 1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Andy Harris on other issues.
  • Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
Steny Hoyer on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MD-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Steny Hoyer on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Dutch Ruppersberger on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MD-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Dutch Ruppersberger on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
John Sarbanes on War & Peace
Democrat: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Sarbanes on other issues.
  • Start planning Iraq disengagement immediately. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Chris Van Hollen on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MD-8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Chris Van Hollen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Apr 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


William Capps on War & Peace
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Capps on other issues.
  • Defer to generals when deciding exit strategies. (Oct 2011)
Corrogan Vaughn on War & Peace
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Corrogan Vaughn on other issues.
  • Supports pre-emptive military strikes. (Nov 2008)
  • Bring troops home when mission is accomplished. (Aug 2007)
Eric Wargotz on War & Peace
Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Eric Wargotz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Ehrlich on War & Peace
Former Republican Governor (2003-2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
Parris Glendening on War & Peace
Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002): Click here for Parris Glendening on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on War & Peace
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on other issues.
  • Stem spread of nuclear, biological, & chemical weapons. (Oct 2003)
E.J. Pipkin on War & Peace
2004 former Republican challenger; previously state Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for E.J. Pipkin on other issues.
  • Give the President the benefit of the doubt to fight terror. (Oct 2004)
  • Fight the terrorists in Baghdad rather than in Baltimore. (Oct 2004)
Robert Ehrlich on War & Peace
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Ehrlich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
Wayne Gilchrest on War & Peace
Republican Representative (MD-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Gilchrest on other issues.
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Frank Kratovil on War & Peace
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Frank Kratovil on other issues.
  • Carrots & sticks to get out of Iraq as soon as possible. (Nov 2008)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)
Kweisi Mfume on War & Peace
Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Kweisi Mfume on other issues.
  • War in Iraq has made us more vulnerable to terrorism. (Dec 2005)
  • Attends Iraq War protests-“We can do better”. (Dec 2005)
  • Exit strategy & time frame for withdrawal from Iraq. (Dec 2005)
  • Only use military force in cooperation with UN. (Nov 2004)
Connie Morella on War & Peace
Republican (District 8): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Connie Morella on other issues.
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
  • Wage war on Terrorism, not on fellow Americans. (Sep 2001)
Paul Sarbanes on War & Peace
Democratic Sr Senator (MD): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Paul Sarbanes on other issues.
  • Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on investigating contract awards in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on requiring on-budget funding for Iraq, not emergency funding. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted NO on authorizing use of military force against Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. (Mar 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending the Bosnian arms embargo. (Jul 1995)
  • Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism. (Oct 2001)
Michael Steele on War & Peace
Republican challenger, Lt. Gov.: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Michael Steele on other issues.
  • We need a clear strategy, and to pressure Iraq gov’t. (Oct 2006)
  • Iraq war worth it, to establish beachhead of democracy. (Oct 2006)
  • Would still vote for the Iraq war even there were no weapons. (Oct 2006)
  • Withdrawal is on the table if Iraqis want a civil war. (Oct 2006)
  • Make sure we leave behind in Iraq is an ally. (Oct 2006)
  • Yes, I would have authorized the use of force in Iraq. (Oct 2006)
  • Israel has the right to defend itself against Hezbollah. (Aug 2006)
  • No timetable for Iraq; don’t second-guess the president. (Aug 2006)
  • No cut and run strategy in Iraq. (Aug 2006)
  • Precipitous withdrawal from Iraq is dangerous. (Apr 2006)
Daniel Vovak on War & Peace
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Vovak on other issues.
  • US must decide troop presence, not UN. (Jul 2006)
Albert Wynn on War & Peace
Democratic Representative (MD-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Albert Wynn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Impeach Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)
Kevin Zeese on War & Peace
Green/ Libertarian/ Populist Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Zeese on other issues.
  • Cardin voted against war, then became wrong, wrong, wrong. (Oct 2006)
  • Rapid, responsible withdrawal from Iraq. (Jun 2006)
  • Iraq War is costing us billions of dollars weekly. (Jun 2006)
  • Impeachment inquiry about misleading country into Iraq War. (Jun 2006)
  • End the Iraq War and occupation. (Jan 2006)
Benjamin Cardin on War & Peace
Democratic Jr Senator (MD): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Benjamin Cardin on other issues.
  • Withdraw troops plus diplomatic solution, but no timetable. (Oct 2006)
  • Never turn our back on our troops. (Oct 2006)
  • Redeploy our troops and focus on the war on terror. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted against war in Iraq, but for funding for troops. (Oct 2006)
  • Consistent opposition to President Bush’s policies in Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Bush misled the American people about Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)
  • No troop surge: no military escalation in Iraq. (Jan 2007)
  • Deploy UN multinational peacekeeping force in Darfur. (Jul 2007)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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