Washington Jewish Week Endorses John Delaney

The Washington Jewish Week has endorsed John Delaney in the Sixth District race. In an editorial published on October 26, the editors write:   In […]

The Washington Jewish Week has endorsed John Delaney in the Sixth District race. In an editorial published on October 26, the editors write:

 

In the sixth congressional district, Democrat John Delaney is running for his third term in a highly competitive race against Republican Amie Hoeber. Green Party candidate George Gluck is also running.

Delaney has compiled a liberal record in his four years in Congress. He voted for the Iran nuclear agreement and against the lifting of sanctions on Iran. He voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would permit American victims of terrorism abroad to sue foreign countries in U.S. courts. And he has been a solid, reliable friend of the State of Israel.

Delaney has also received high ratings from conservation groups. He authored legislation to fight climate change and is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to create a commission for climate solutions. He has been a champion of rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, activity that if funded will result in thousands of jobs.

Hoeber was deputy undersecretary of the Army during the Reagan administration. Gov. Larry Hogan has been stumping for her. But unlike the popular governor, she supports Donald Trump for president. Her conservative positions include limiting the scope of the federal government, rebuilding the military and reducing taxes. Hoeber won an 85 percent rating from the National Rifle Association.

We question Hoeber’s judgment, and find her too conservative for our tastes; Delaney should be returned to Congress.