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John Delaney


(John Delaney dropped out of the race on 1/31/20) John Delaney served in the House of Representatives for Maryland's 6th congressional district from 2013-2019. He was the first of all the Democratic candidates to announce his presidential bid back in July 2017. Early bird gets the debate threshold. Before his time in the House, Delaney co-founded two publicly traded companies: Health Care Financial Partners, which made loans available to small health care service providers, and CapitalSource, which provided loans to small and mid-sized companies and focused on investing in low-income and economically distressed communities. Delaney graduated with his B.S. from Columbia University, and received his J.D. from Georgetown University. Learn more about Representative Delaney below:

Why are you running

“The American people are far greater than the sum of our political parties. It is time for us to rise above our broken politics and renew the spirit that enabled us to achieve the seemingly impossible.”

— John Delaney

Top Priorities

Climate change

Implement a carbon fee, give taxpayers options with what to do with the dividend and make rural America the center of a new carbon capture industry.


Raise the corporate tax rate to fund infrastructure packages in order to build up the American infrastructure system.

Health Care

Create a universal health care program while still preserving the private market as an option.

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