Candidate Profile
David Trone

Democrat , Maryland

Biography

Name
David Trone
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
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

Club for Growth, 2019:  12%, 12% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  12% (cum.)
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  4%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  3%, 3% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  0%, 3% (cum.)
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  1%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  1%, 1% (cum.)
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  0%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  0%
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  0% (cum.)
FRC Action, 2019:  0%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  F
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  0%, 0% (cum.)
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  0%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  F
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  F

2%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  100%, 100% (cum.)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  100%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  100% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  100%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  77%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  67%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  D

81%

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

10
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Brady PAC, Human Rights Campaign, Jewish Democratic Council of America, Maryland and DC AFL-CIO, NARAL Pro-Choice America and 4 more

Others

1
*Humane Society Legislative Fund

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
35
Barbara Comstock (2010), Bob Mensch (2013), Brian Ellis (PA) (2013), C. Todd Gilbert (2010), Charlie Geren (2014), Christopher K. Peace (2010) and 29 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
99
Abby Finkenauer (2020), Abigail Spanberger (2020), ActBlue (2020), Amy Klobuchar (2017), Andy Kim (2020), Angie Craig (2020) and 93 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
ActBlue (2020), Derek Kilmer (2019), Diana Louise DeGette (2018), Fair Shot PAC (2018), Human Rights Campaign (2020), Inland Empire Strikes PAC (2018) and 10 more

Summary

77%

LIBERAL

23%

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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I’m 100% pro-choice."  Source

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?

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Economy

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

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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?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "To fix the funding [for Social Security], we should increase the cap on taxable wages. Currently, Americans with higher incomes only pay payroll taxes that fund Social Security on the first $128,400 of their income. Raising the cap will help make Social Security solvent for the next generation. We also need to find a way to dedicate a portion of federal capital gains taxes to Social Security. Many wealthy people make their income largely or entirely from capital gains. Not only are capital gains taxed at a lower rate than income, but this income is not subject to the payroll tax. We should fix this to ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share."  Source

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

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

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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)

iVoterGuide Note:  "Quality healthcare is a basic human right, and the government’s job is to ensure that right for all Americans."  Source

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?

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We need to modify and build on the foundation created by the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it."  Source


National Security

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

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

(Did not answer)


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.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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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.

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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)

iVoterGuide Note:  "Immigrants are an important part of American society and should have a path to citizenship."  Source


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "I support free community college."  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)

iVoterGuide Note:  "The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage was a great victory for this country, but the fight for equal rights isn’t over. Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still legal in many states, so businesses can refuse to serve someone food or lease an apartment simply because of their sexual orientation. The problem is exacerbated for transgender people. They face everyday discrimination that often goes unnoticed, from workplace dress codes to ridiculous regulations about which bathrooms they use...We need to pass the Full Equality Act to ensure LGBT individuals are protected against discrimination at work, school, and in their community nationwide."  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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)


2nd Amendment

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

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "In Congress, I have taken on the NRA by working with both sides of the aisle to pass common-sense gun safety laws. In 2019, I helped pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and legislation to close the Charleston loophole." "Keeping convicted abusers and stalkers from obtaining guns is a long-overdue common-sense measure that will save lives."  Source  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:  "I will be a reliable champion for a strong and enduring US-Israel relationship."  Source

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

iVoterGuide Note:  "We should treat drug addiction as a public health issue not as a criminal one."  Source

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

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

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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)


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