Republican Senate Candidate James Tarantin seeks to challenge Sen. Van Hollen
MARYLAND- Senator Chris Van Hollen has a new challenger for his senate seat. 35-year old Republican James Tarantin says the Senator is unpopular, and he believes there’s an opportunity for an upset.
Tarantino also says he’s modeling his candidacy off of moderate republicans like Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and focusing on education, promoting private business, and encouraging investments by the private sector into underserved communities.
Tarantin tells 47ABC he has a plan to assist farmers in Delmarva and other rural areas.
“What we want to be able to do is create an online farmer commonwealth where each farmer is able to have a profile each farmer would be able to expand their business and be able to raise money through crowdfunding type market place,” he said.
He believes the measure could be the start of expanding public-private partnerships in the state, and he believes more federal funds need to be mobilized to encourage businesses to advance on the shore and across Maryland. He also believes medical workers and private practices should have tax incentives to move to the shore to help ease shortages of specialist care and family care practices.
Tarantin told 47abc he sees parallels between his platform and the recent success of Glenn Yungkin in Virginia over incumbent Governor Terry McAuliffe.