Representative Dutch Ruppersberger has the coolest name in Congress, but not the coolest voting record, getting on the wrong side of some key progressive priorities in a safe Democratic D+10 district. President Barack Obama won MD-02 with 62.9% of the vote in 2012.
A Few Reasons to Primary:
- In 2013, Rep. Ruppersberger voted for the CISPA bill that would have removed important digital privacy protections online
- In 2013, Rep. Ruppersberger supported the Republicans’ “No Budget, No Pay” gimmick – a message vote designed to increase their political leverage in negotiations with President Obama
- In 2011, Rep. Ruppersberger voted for Patriot Act Reauthorization