Candidate Profile
Anthony Brown

Democrat , Maryland

Biography

Name
Anthony Brown
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 4
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Very Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  15% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  9% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  0%, 9% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  9% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2019:  6%, 8% (cum.)
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  8%, 8% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  3%, 7% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  0%, 5% (cum.)
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  5%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  4%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  0%, 2% (cum.)
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  0%
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  0%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  0%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  0%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  0%
FRC Action, 2019:  0%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  F-
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  0%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  0%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  F
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  F

4%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  100%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  100%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  100%
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  100%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  100%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  100%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  A
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  100% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  100%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  97%, 97% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  95%
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  92%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  92%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  83%, 91% (cum.)
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  79%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  75%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  74%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  67%
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  33%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  D

88%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

14
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady PAC, End Citizens United, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence and 8 more

Others

3
Humane Society Legislative Fund, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association

Reported by Candidate

6
MD/DC AFL-CIO, AFGE, NEA, LCV, HRC, UA

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
36
Abby Finkenauer (2020), Abigail Spanberger (2020), Above the Best PAC (2018), ActBlue (2020), AmeriPac: The Fund for a Greater America (2016), Andy Kim (2020) and 30 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
88
4MA PAC (2019), ActBlue (2020), Airline Pilots Association (2019), Amalgamated Transit Union (2020), American Association for Justice (2019), American Federation of Government Employees (2020) and 82 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

(Did not answer)

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

(Did not answer)

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

(Did not answer)

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

(Did not answer)

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "As your Congressman, Anthony will be a forceful advocate on behalf of working families and labor unions to...Defend Social Security from Republican attempts to cut or privatize the program, reject efforts to raise the Social Security retirement age, and require workers earning more than $250,000 to pay their share so future generations are supported by this vital program."  Source

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

(Did not answer)


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

(Did not answer)

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

(Did not answer)

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

(Did not answer)

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

(Did not answer)

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

(Did not answer)

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

(Did not answer)


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "Anthony will be committed to a strong national defense that ensures our military has the tools it needs, but also promote the value of diplomacy and understanding our allies and adversaries in creating sound foreign policy and informing his policy choices."  Source

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "Our strategy should be to defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq, and across the Middle East. This involves an air campaign comprising our regional allies, with a no-fly zone over Syria, and with intelligence assets on the ground and local (not U.S.) ground forces trained by U.S. special operations forces to take back ISIS held territory. Our strategy must be to disrupt and dismantle the growing terrorist infrastructure that facilitates the flow of fighters, financing, and propaganda around the world. We can do this by sharing information with and insisting that our allies in the region step up their efforts. Through partnerships with local law enforcement and community leaders, especially with Muslim community leaders, we must identify causes and sources to prevent radicalization and recruitment in the U.S. and abroad. Finally, our strategy must include hardening our defenses and those of our allies against external and homegrown threats. We have made significant progress since 9/11 and need to build on this progress and share our strategies with our allies...Anthony will strongly support efforts to strengthen our cyber defenses so that in the future we’re prepared to stop even the most sophisticated efforts to attack us through the internet."  Source


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "Anthony believes that we should not close our doors or turn our backs, and that immigrants currently living in America or who wish to come here should have the same opportunity to pursue the American dream as did our families."  Source

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

(Did not answer)

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

(Did not answer)

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

(Did not answer)

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "As your Congressman, Anthony will be a forceful advocate on behalf of working families and labor unions to...Fight for President Obama’s plan to provide free community college tuition for students all across America." "As your education advocate in Washington, Anthony will...Ensure universal pre-K for every four year old and increase federal aid for education."  Source  Source


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

(Did not answer)

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

(Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "Anthony believes that we can achieve safer communities by focusing on our most violent offenders; ensuring that those who put our communities most at risk will be put behind bars and stay there; and by increasing investments in programs and services that support offenders and ex-offenders who are re-entering our communities."  Source


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "As an advocate in Congress, I will work to end domestic violence by...Reauthorizing and expanding funding for the Violence Against Women Act to hold offenders accountable and provide funds to support services for victims and survivors of domestic violence."  Source


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "We must focus efforts to bring the Palestinians and Israelis to the table to negotiate a diplomatic solution between the Israelis and Palestinians directly. Israel has the absolute right to defend herself against terrorist organizations including Hamas."  Source

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

(Did not answer)

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

(Did not answer)

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, JD, 1992
  • Harvard College, Cambridge, BA, 1984
Work & Military
  • United States Army Reserves, Colonel, 1989-2014
  • United States Army, Captain, 1984-1989
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Maryland House of Delegates, Held 1999-2007
  • Maryland Lieutenant Governor, Held 2007-2015
  • Maryland Governor, Sought 2014
 

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