His history of bringing people together and championing important legislation far exceeds Rep. Edwards' record in Congress.
Candidates must have the necessary skills and the willingness to negotiate with others to actually make a difference. This is why Rep. Van Hollen has the support of so many leaders and activists around the state, including many African-American women who chose to back him because they know he'll get the job done.
Underrepresentation of women in government is a national disgrace. We need more women in public office who will make a true difference. In this race the candidates' records prove who will actually move Maryland and our country forward.
Rather than voting on rhetoric that won't translate to action, we should vote on proven effectiveness that will lead to results. That's why I support Chris Van Hollen.