Van Hollen, while equally committed to more liberal positions, has expressed a willingness to be part of bipartisan efforts toward compromise. As the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, he served on the "supercommittee" charged with crafting a deficit reduction plan. Although the effort failed, Van Hollen got good reviews for his efforts to reach a compromise.
While we don't necessarily agree with every policy position Van Hollen has taken or endorsed, he is a proven leader and friend, always willing to engage and perform for his district.
Van Hollen deserves another two years.