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Congressman Steny Hoyer and Challenger Chris Palombi Up-Close Interview

CALIFORNIA, Md. - Congressman Steny Hoyer has served the 5th District for nearly 40 years. Challenger Chris Palombi is running for elected office for the very first time. 

The two men agreed to sit down with Mason Short from TheBayNet and interviewer Wynne Briscoe, Southern Maryland Regional Director of Small Business Development Center, and give the community a clear picture on who they are and why you should vote for them in the upcoming election. 

House Majority Leader Hoyer had sharp criticism for the current administration’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis and laid out a plan to protect America’s supply chain.
Former police officer Palombi shared his roadmap for improving the relationship between citizens and law enforcement and explained why his lack of political experience is actually an advantage.

Watch exclusive, unfiltered conversations with the two candidates who want to represent the citizens of SOMD in Congress.

Education
Congressman Steny Hoyer and challenger Chris Palombi both have high praise for SOMD schools but both agree there’s room for improvement. The two men explain what they think needs to be done to bring education in the 5th District to the next level.

COVID-19 Changes
5th District Congressional candidate Chris Palombi and incumbent Steny Hoyer have very different opinions about the handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Learn what the candidates think should have been done differently and if they think the virus will change the way we live permanently.

Racial Equality
Congressman Steny Hoyer and challenger Chris Palombi weigh in on racial equality and unity in the 5th District. Find out what the 5th District Congressional candidates say needs to be done to ensure rights and improve the relationship between the community and law enforcement.

Experience
How do 40 years of experience in Congress stack up against bringing a fresh perspective to Capitol Hill? House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and first-time candidate Chris Palombi discuss why each feels their unique perspective makes them the best choice for the 5th District.

Protecting America’s Supply Chain
5th District Congressional candidate Chris Palombi and Congressman Steny Hoyer explain what they want to do to protect America’s supply chain and their plans to revive the manufacturing of critical goods in the U.S.

Small Business
Small businesses have suffered big losses due to COVID-19. Congressman Steny Hoyer and 5th District challenger Chris Palombi discuss what must be done to protect this vital part of the SOMD economy.

Immigration Reform
5th District Congressional candidate Chris Palombi and Congressman Steny Hoyer both agree that the immigration system is broken. Where they differ is who’s to blame and what needs to happen to fix it.

FHA Loan Limits
St. Mary’s County residents have a much lower FHA Loan limit than neighboring Charles and Calvert counties. 5th District candidates Congressman Steny Hoyer and challenger Chris Palombi weigh in on what’s behind the problem and how they would fix it.

Making Their Case
First-time candidate Chris Palombi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer make their case to the voters of the 5th District as to why each is the best choice to represent SOMD in Congress.

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