The Democratic candidates for the seat in the redrawn 6th Congressional District took part in a two-hour debate Sunday sponsored by AARP Maryland and MarylandReporter.com. It was hosted by the Germantown campus of Montgomery College and videotaped by Montgomery College Television.
The candidates got to introduce themselves and answer questions on 12 different topics. Here are the candidates, the topics they were questioned on, and the order and time at which their answers to those topics appear on the video.
Opening remarks: Welcome by Hank Greenberg, state director of AARP Maryland; moderator Len Lazarick, editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com, explains the debate rules.
07:00 Candidates introduce themselves: Charles Bailey, John Delaney, Sen. Rob Garagiola, Ron Little and Dr. Milad Pooran.
19:00 Retirement savings and Social Security
34:00 Jobs and the economy
41:30 Afghanistan and Iran
48:00 Energy policy and gasoline prices
1:06:00 Should the payroll tax cut be extended?
1:12:00 Do they support a constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court’s Citizen United decision which has led to superPACs?
1:19:00 Use of drones in countries with which U.S. is not at war
1:25:00 Which is the bigger problem: Iran’s nuclear program, or Mexican drugs cartels and the collapsing Mexican government.
1:31: 00 Sustainable energy and clean technology
1:40:00 Ethics reform in Congress.
1:48: Closing Statements by the candidates.
Portions of this debate may be used without permission of the sponsors or hosts; segments of over 30 seconds must credit AARP Maryland, MarylandReporter.com and Montgomery College.
Cable cast times
The Democratic debate was being broadcast12 times on cable channel 10 in Montgomery County beginning Monday, March 26, at 9 p.m. The Democratic debate will also air in full:
- Tuesday, March 27, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 28, 9 a.m.
- Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.
- Friday, March 3, 1 a.m.
- Saturday, March 31, 9 p.m.
- Sunday, April 1, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, April 2, 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 3, 12 p.m.