DE Republican State Convention News

The Delaware Republican State Convention endorsed Ken Simpler for State Treasurer, but the candidates for Attorney General and House of Representatives had second thoughts those along with retiring auditor Tom Wagner’s slot passed without endorsement. The surprise was no endorsement in the Senate race. County Councilman Rob Arlett was able to block by 3 votes Businessman and Philanthropist Gene Truono from obtaining the endorsement for the Senate race. After 3 ballots with Truono falling short of the 60% threshold, the convention opted to pass on endorsing anyone The two now head towards a primary with the party remaining neutral.

Boyce Endorses Arlett in Convention Run up– Guest Post by Chuck Boyce

After running for U.S. Senate myself over the past 12 months here in the First State, I got the chance to meet and talk to a lot of amazing Delawareans up and down the state. It was an amazing experience in my life where learned so much about people’s concerns and way of life. When I was visiting Sussex County many months ago, I got the great opportunity to meet with Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett. I met him and his wonderful wife Lorna near the beautiful beaches of our great state. I got to know him as a citizen and leader who has always put people first. After getting to know Mr. Arlett, I can truly say that he is a good friend of mine and someone that I know would make for an amazing U.S. Senator that is dedicated to representing all Delawareans. While other candidates for office are in it for the money, title or power; I know that Rob is in it solely for the purpose of bettering Read more

Why Gene Truono–Guest Post

Why Gene Truono? The founders whose wisdom gave them the ability to form the Constitution had an understanding of human nature. When reading the Federalist papers we can see that these great writers and leaders of the time laid out in their writings what was in their heart, mind, soul, and that included their personal and historical Biblical knowledge. It’s amazing how the formulation of the Constitution made this country a Republic and not a Democracy and gave us freedom with responsibilities. It was also noted by Benjamin Franklin how delicate such a government is and how easily it can be destroyed, and that fear drives me to work within the system of political parties. One should not seek out candidates just to win on name, gender, or financial status. It is not ethical to do so and I have only supported candidates that I believe in. Not all have won, but I thought they should Read more

Carper Responds to Townhall; Rather listen to children than constituents

From the office of Senator Thomas R. Carper In the days and weeks following the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we heard an outcry from students in Parkland and across the country. Their message to all of us – enough. Too many communities have lost friends and loved ones to the epidemic of gun violence. And too often, these shooting take place in a classroom, movie theater, shopping mall, or on the walk home from school – all places we expect our children to be safe from gun violence. Just a few weeks after the Parkland shooting, our students and young people organized some 250 marches around the country to protest gun violence, and to call on their elected leaders to take action to protect them. The entirely student-led March for Our Lives was a sight to behold. I was proud to join the students marching in Wilmington, with my homemade sign that quoted the Read more

Ryan Meets with Conservative Leaders

Speaker Ryan Meets With Conservative Leaders to Discuss Agenda April 16, 2018 | Speaker Ryan Press Office This afternoon, Speaker Ryan sat down with a number of conservative leaders to discuss the congressional agenda for the months ahead. In particular, he thanked them for their efforts in passing the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which is already improving the lives of middle-income families. He also talked about the opportunity to make progress on workforce development policies to help more Americans rise out of poverty. Attendees at today’s meeting included: · David Christensen, Family Research Council · Ryan Ellis, Conservative Reform Network · Kay Coles James, Heritage Foundation · Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council · Michael Needham, Heritage Action · Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform · Tim Phillips, Read more

Speaker Ryan on Syria

Statement on Military Action Against the Syrian Regime

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after President Trump announced military action against the Syrian regime:

“Tonight, the United States has taken decisive action in coordination with our allies. We are united in our resolve that Assad’s barbaric use of chemical weapons cannot go unanswered. His regime’s unconscionable brutality against innocent civilians cannot be tolerated.

“There should be no doubt that Russia and Iran have blood on their hands, and their partnership with Assad reveals the true nature of their regimes. The United States and our allies must continue to seek ways to hold Assad’s enablers accountable.

“Let us all pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces.”

Anderson Garners Independent Party Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2018 Independent Party of Delaware Office of the State Chairman IPOD ENDORSES DAVID ANDERSON FOR 31ST DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE The Independent Party of Delaware (IPoD) has unanimously endorsed David Levi Anderson for the position of 31st Representative, to Delaware’s House of Representatives. Mr. Anderson has a long record of dedicated public service to the people of Dover and his endorsement is in recognition of his general dedication to the greater public interest, individual freedom, economic growth, greater opportunity and constructive independent approach to problem solving. He is a decorated war veteran and current city councilman. “I am honored to be unanimously endorsed by Delaware’s third largest party in addition to my Republican party and will strive to represent all citizens fairly, not only those of my party,” stated Read more

50 years later, the King Legacy still matters

50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The night before he made a speech that he had been to the Mountaintop. He believed that we were on the way to new America where racism was not enforced by law and people could be free to achieve. He presciently said that he may not see it, but we would. He was right.' April 4th and 5th were times of turmoil. His inner circle was in shock. The nation wondered who would replace him? No one person did. That was the advantage going forward not a problem. Dr. King inspired millions. Those people fulfilled his legacy. They were people Black and White, Jewish and Gentile, Hispanic and English primary. Dr. King's legacy was not a man, it was a nation that decided equality and justice would not be words for some, but liberty and justice truly were for all. The world that I grew up in post King was very different from that of my parents. Read more