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Dan Bongino — Beholden to no one but the voters

Dan Bongino — Beholden to no one but the voters

In yet another solid interview, Dan Bongino outlines his vision for Washinton, D.C.

The clip is less than 5 minutes, and I recommend watching it in its entirety, but I thought his response to the question of Obamacare was particularly good.

Q. Is the Healthcare Reform Act the answer?

A. It’s only the answer if you believe you should go to the DMV for your healthcare… Does healthcare need to be reformed? Absolutely. Do we have real proposals? Absolutely. But they focus on patient-centered solutions. Your choice. Your options. Not a board of bureaucrats.

I also thought that Bongino’s closing remark about the political impasse Congress now faces was the most powerful.

Well 12 years in the Secret Service, I saw it at the highest levels. Your government folks, its bought and sold. It was bought and sold a long time ago. Again, if you want a legitimate outsider, and thats how our campaign has flourished, to go in there and shake this nest up, we owe nothing to anyone but the voters, then I’m your guy. If you want talk, vote for someone else.

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Sent him a donation yesterday. Thanks for highlighting him.

Donated twice to his campaign the past two months. Same as above, thanks for highlighting him. Will be donating to his campaign a third time shortly.

You have to support those who will change the country for the better. Its a moral imperative.

OK, I’ll send our third set of California dollars to him in a few minutes.
I am concerned about the Republicans’ senate chances overall.

Thanks Professor, for giving this candidate deserved visibility.

I just donated to his campaign.

He was great. He got our help. Now MD voters need to do their part. Thank you, too, for the highlight. He seems to be one of the rarer ones.

Ted Cruz is who we’re fighting for down here in Texas. Dewhurst never stood a chance in the run-offs. We sure didn’t need another KBH RINO with a hubby crony in the US Senate. I think Cruz has got it locked up for the November 6th.

I live in Pikesville, Maryland…and I’m leaning to Rob Sobhani. He’s running as an independent (though he’s a registered Republican) and having declared a couple of weeks ago, is already tied w/Bognino…he’s self financing and hasn’t much of a campaign yet.

    tntfitness in reply to Rich Vail. | October 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Sobhani ran for office twice as a Republican and did horrible both times. I checked the election results- he came in at the bottom both times. He did not hold up to the vetting process before that is probably why he did not bother with it this time. He is counting on people to just vote based on a couple of nicely worded ads and not do any research on his ties Lobbyist ties to DC on behalf of the Energy sector in the Middle East. Please check out Dan Bongino- there must be over 40 or more you-tube videos of him at various functions.

      Wordtop2 in reply to tntfitness. | October 15, 2012 at 12:06 am

      Are you lying on purpose ? Sobhani was second place both times, the more and more disinformation I hear from Bongino supporters the more and more I want to change my mind about voting for him.

        Maryland Conservatarian in reply to Wordtop2. | October 15, 2012 at 9:32 am

        1n 1992, Sobhani finished 5th in the Primary (Alan Keyes was the nominee) with around 6% of the vote. In 2000, he finished 3rd with around 17% of the votebehind Paul Rappaport.

Dan Bongino has been putting everything on the line for his run against Cardin for well over a year. I have had multiple chances to vet him as a candidate at small and large meet and greets. I have yet to even hear of Sobhani attending a meet and greet. He did not even bother to reply to several requests to speak at a candidate forum in Howard County. How am I to trust that he will speak to little ole’ me when he gets in office? He will probably be too busy living large with his Middle East interests. That is how he made his millions- in the energy sector of Iran.
My vote goes to Bongino. He is a man who I actually trust with my vote and let me tell you, I do not trust easy when it comes to folks running for office.

    Wordtop2 in reply to tntfitness. | October 15, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Again good job spreading disinformation, Sobhani and his family are exiles from Iran, the Islamic regime would have never traded with them, they couldn’t have made any money from the oil there. Where do you get this information ? He hasn’t lived there in close to 40 years.

Rich … Leaning towards Sobhani? Why on earth? Bongino has been all over the state for the last year, meeting people fact to face, and you feel someone who is trying to buy the race is a better candidate? Bongino has been completely vetted by the media and no one has even begun to look into Sobhani. Where did the money come from? What are his policies? Isn’t he like any “typical” politician just trying to buy the race? I’m looking for someone who will represent me. The typical hardworking gal. Not another Millionaire looking for something to do now that he’s struck it rich.

As a resident of western Maryland, it’s nice to finally have a candidate realize Maryland doesn’t end at Hagerstown – Dan COMES HERE!! He realizes you can’t just buy ads on TV and local radio stations and expect to earn the vote of the local citizens

I met Dan Bongino at a festival in my hometown. He isn’t just a great speaker, he is a remarkable man. He has a real-world background and backs up everything he says with facts and common sense. He took time to answer all my questions and he has earned my vote. I see Bongino yard signs in people’s yards and stickers on cars all over MD. The only thing I’ve seen for that other guy is tv commercials that he bought himself. That, and an interview in which he gave his reason for entering the race, “I hit the Jackpot”. He said he could have bought another house, but decided to self finance a bid for a US Senate seat instead. I find that deplorable.

Rich, you must know something the rest of us don’t. I recently read an interview Sobhani did. When ask about ballot questions 4 thru 7, he talked about them and never said where he stood on any of them. One radio host however did make him admit that he is pro abortion. No one has any idea what this man stands for. He feels he is above the law. Everywhere he goes his team has placed hundreds of illegal signs. No other campaign has done this. He has run for office twice and knows the laws. If he can’t run an honest campaign, what will he do in office. Vote Bongino!

So great to see coverage of this race. We finally met Dan at the Germantown Oktoberfest last weekend. It was freezing cold and windy but he took the time to answer all my questions. Even my lifelong Democrat husband was impressed! (Hard for him to admit.) Good thing because there is no way he was voting for Ben Cardin, who wasn’t even there by the way. In fact, we noticed the Dem table was empty! Good luck to Dan. He’s got two votes from this family.

safertotheright | October 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Once you hear Dan Bongino speak, you can’t help but vote for the guy!

safertotheright | October 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Oh, one more thing, has anyone seen a legally-placed 3rd candidate campaign sign?

The more I hear from Bongino the more I am put off. He’s clearly engaging in class warfare by saying that he’s the only middle class candidate. I’m sorry but “beholden to no one but the voters” “truly independent” he’s just stealing taglines from Sobhani, did everyone here forget Bongino is running as a Republican and therefore will be beholden with the REPUBLICAN PARTY.
He has also lost sight of the ultimate goal which is defeating Cardin, he’s spending too much time on Sobhani.
On top of that sorry guys but Bongino has no chance to win, the recent poll shows that he barely pulled any independent or democrat votes, did everyone forget how blue this state was ? Vote Sobhani, he’s a Republican at heart and has better chances of winning. Look at the polls, he’s pulling equal amount of independents from Cardin. Bongino is just in the wrong state at the wrong time, he’d do great in southern states.

    MommaC in reply to Wordtop2. | October 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I’m sorry but I’ve met Mr. Bongino at several events (MD state fair, standing outside Camden Yards…basically working hard to meet the people). This man is far too intelligent to have to steal someone else’s words as you have indicated. Have you met him? It’s hard to think anyone could determine that he is anything less than a bright, honest, hard working man who is willing to fight and take risks when required.

    I’d also like to say your comments about the wrong state at the wrong time equate to complacency. Yes, changing things in MD is a very steep uphill battle, but isn’t it worth the fight? I am not naive to the challenge but I believe this man deserves a chance to show us what he can do. He’s been successful at everything else he has attempted….
    Thanks for your thoughtful consideration. Have a nice day.

    Sobhani’s last ad stole verbage from Bongino almost verbatim. Sobhnai is not a Republican at heart. He is pro abortion and pro gay marriage. I saw an interview done by a media outlet who pays him as a contributor and the relationship was never stated. Can you say conflict? I still want to know what the “JACKPOT” was, and out of the blue decided to run. Who is he doing this for and what will his gain be? Maybe that is the jackpot?

greg burnstein | October 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

Bongino will win this seat, his following in MD is massive. Sobhani has been losing voters from day one. The more people find out about Sobhani (pro-abortion, pro-DREAM Act, pro-Obamcare phony former Republican) the more they are convinced he is a Dem plant. This minute and thirty video says it all.

    kobayashi in reply to greg burnstein. | October 15, 2012 at 8:11 am


    Again with the lies, Sobhani has never said he was pro-Obamacare ! Bongino is lying as he has in the past to voters because he thinks they are stupid enough to not fact check. Sobhani has said he wants to repeal Obamacare as long as there is a replacement for it, he would keep certain provisions like pre-existing conditions and extending parental coverage to college students, but disagrees with the mandate.
    HIS FOLLOWING ISN’T MASSIVE, did you miss the last poll ? HE CAN’T WIN, he can’t pull democrat votes and he can barely pull any independent vote ! This is Maryland people not Texas !

    and the whole Dem plant story is the most ridiculous thing I have heard that makes anyone that believes it looks like a whining 3 year old child. Grow up.

    Losing voters from day one ? You mean when he announced with 0% support and in 3 weeks went up to 21% ? Right…

Fourth Quarter.
Ninth Inning.
Less than a Month to vote.

I went over all the available candidates in the PRIMARY.

That time is past, I don’t like Sobhani but more importantly I do like Bongino and when it comes time for Senate approval of Supreme Court Justices, Screwed up treaties, and Political Appointees I want enough conservatives to override any Filibuster or “Gang of Six” stupidity.

As it stands right now I’m highly concerned about MAJOR Lame Duck Session stupidity, particularly

…In The Senate.


I have similar concerns about ALL Congressional candidates – I’ll support many in other states, but this is not hem&haw month.

One thing you can take to the bank folks is that Dan Bongino is an intelligent common sense conservative, who is direct, honest and willing to fight for what is right for you, this State and Country. A vote for Dan is a vote for you,and your children’s future. Dan has this senior’s vote and I urge all Marylanders to support and vote for Dan on November 6, 2012. To learn more about Dan go to

Maryland is a BLUE state.

Here were the Maryland Senate candidate results.

U.S. Senator
Democratic (Vote for One) Details
Name Party Early Voting Election Day Absentee / Provisional Total Votes Percentage
Raymond Levi Blagmon Democratic 619 4,960 330 5,909 1.8%
Ben Cardin Democratic 37,251 193,533 9,920 240,704 74.2%
J. P. Cusick Democratic 478 4,065 235 4,778 1.5%
Chris Garner Democratic 950 7,840 484 9,274 2.9%
Ralph Jaffe Democratic 338 2,753 222 3,313 1.0%
C. Anthony Muse Democratic 7,196 41,884 1,727 50,807 15.7%
Blaine Taylor Democratic 462 3,655 259 4,376 1.3%
Ed Tinus Democratic 110 908 46 1,064 0.3%
Lih Young Democratic 434 3,299 260 3,993 1.2%

Republican (Vote for One) Details
Name Party Early Voting Election Day Absentee / Provisional Total Votes Percentage
Joseph Alexander Republican 2,047 15,530 594 18,171 8.9%
Daniel John Bongino Republican 7,287 59,301 2,009 68,597 33.6%
Robert “BRO” Broadus Republican 1,156 9,352 512 11,020 5.4%
William Thomas Capps, Jr. Republican 777 5,997 318 7,092 3.5%
Richard J. Douglas Republican 5,515 50,413 1,848 57,776 28.3%
Rick Hoover Republican 1,160 9,085 542 10,787 5.3%
David Jones Republican 906 7,103 371 8,380 4.1%
John B. Kimble Republican 1,214 8,878 414 10,506 5.1%
Brian Vaeth Republican 488 3,114 179 3,781 1.9%
Corrogan R. Vaughn Republican 837 7,033 288 8,158 4.0%

In the Republican Primary Richard Douglas was the “Establishment GOP” candidate.

Here is the Maryland State Board of Elections link.

Since I don’t see “Rob Sobhani” in the list.

There are numerable Sobhani political ads, which means money, which means agenda.

Could be the kind of DNC scorched earth campaign we’re seeing in the rest of the country.

Could be Saudi or Soros Oil money paving the way for Harry Reid.

I, as a voter, do not have to justify why I would vote for a Conservative candidate over a DNC candidate.

In the Presidential Election Romney was not my first, second, or third choice in 2012. I could also say he was not my last or second to last choice.

I was much more comfortable with Romney AFTER his VP pick.

I’ve always been more comfortable with Romney for the 2012 than I am or ever was for McCain in 2008.

I’ve been a registered commenter on LI for a long time but got [VERY] upset with other commenters utilizing “Rules for Radicals” tactics on me and on my candidates.

After being ‘unfriended’ by a Paul FB friend I found out that a significant Paul support was Soros and Soros orgs.

This is a survival election, not a Hem&Haw election.

Bongino for Senate.

Jim DeMints Conservative Senate Fund agrees with me.

If anyone missed it this is the link to the Colorado U Election model that is projecting 330 Electoral votes for Romney.

I’m sure most LI readers are sensitive to “What Could Be” if in all the downstream elections, there is a very big “Coattail”

The 1920 General Election Terminated ‘the first progressive era’; it seems to me quite possible the 2012 election could similarly terminate ‘the second progressive era’.

That would make it a very fitting 100th Aniversary of the Disastrous 1912 Presidential Election.


    Wordtop2 in reply to kobayashi. | October 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    What a load of craziness coo coo coo coo

      kobayashi in reply to Wordtop2. | October 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm


      Reply of the XO and acting commander of the 101st Airborne to the Written request for the Surrender of his command.

      My general and specific reply to ALL of the OBAMA2012/DNC/Ministry of Prpaganda figurative “Requests for Surrender” in the 2012 Figurative “Seige of the Progressives”.

      Bastogne story

      Kobayashi story:
      “I don’t believe in no-win scenarios”

      Phrased differently “Alinsky don’t fly here, Jack!”

      2012 I’m too well versed on David Horowitz,,,

      …try to persuade someone else ……

      Oh, and….

I am not happy with the current state of things in Maryland or this country. That’s why I’m planning to vote for Mr. Bongino. Over the past 4 years I’ve learned to detest the word “change” but that’s exactly what we need. In fact, can we please just change it back!? I have yet to see Mr. Cardin or this Sobhani gentleman anywhere but on a TV add during this election. Given the massive volunteer support Mr. Bongino has, I think it’s worth your time to have a look at this candidate. He has my support.