The Post has more on the newest CD8 candidate, David Anderson.
Anderson said he would bring a “center-left progressive” perspective to a race dominated by liberals, while running a “low-budget upset campaign.”
For example, he said he was inclined to oppose the nuclear deal with Iran. If elected he would focus on opportunities to work with Republicans in a bipartisan manner, he said.
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He also teaches a graduate-level government class at Johns Hopkins University titled “Scandal Management, Ethics and Public Policy,” which teaches students how politicians and nonprofit leaders deal with “privacy, safety, race and affirmative action, pornography and cybersecurity, downsizing in the public sector, and leadership.” He previously spent 12 years teaching political ethics at George Washington University’s graduate school.
Anderson wrote a recent opinion piece in the Sun proposing paid parental leave and tax credits for stay-at-home parents. He said that would be a lead issue on his campaign, one he has been working on since the 1980s,
Yay to paid parental leave. Ugh to the rest. And opposing the Iran deal and proposing bipartisanship in this district (Cook PVI of D+11) is not “center left.”
With so many candidates chasing the “leftier than thou” title, there’s definitely room for a moderate in the race. But be honest and let’s call it what it is, k?
Note to the Post: “His candidacy was first reported by the Baltimore Sun” is false. It was “first reported” by me. As the Sun noted. Bloggers are people too, y’know. Sniff. Sob. No, no, I’m fine, really.