Full video coverage: 6th District Democrats questioned on a dozen topics

Full video coverage: 6th District Democrats questioned on a dozen topics

6th Congressional District debate with five Democratic candidates.

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6th Congressional District debate with five Democratic candidates.

6th Congressional District debate with five Democratic candidates.

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

26:00 Medicare

34:00 Jobs and the economy

41:30 Afghanistan and Iran

48:00 Energy policy and gasoline prices

58:00 Immigration

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.



About The Author

Len Lazarick


Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

1 Comment

  1. Marie2980

    Joe Krysztoforski on the republican side and Ron Little
    on the democrat side were the only two candidates answering the questions
    asked. The other, especially Ficker side stepped the questions. This is the
    second debate I attended for both parties and the results are the same. Little
    and Krysztoforski are answering the questions others nothing but rhetoric.

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