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IPoD 2018 Endorsements

Summary List of Independent Party of Delaware Candidate Endorsements IPoD State Executive Committee: Robert B. Arlett, US Senator Andrew C. Webb, US Representative Bernard V. Pepukayi Sr., Attorney General Kenneth A. Simpler, State Treasurer James Spadola, State Auditor Bryant L. Richardson, State Senator (21) James DeMartino, State Representative (14) John D. Bucchioni, State Representative (20) IPoD SUSSEX: Ellen M. Magee, Sussex County Council District 5 Read more

IPoD Endorses Andrew Webb for US Representative

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018 IPoD Endorses Andrew Webb for US. Representative The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Andrew C. Webb for US Representative. Due to the special circumstances of this election, unduly limiting the electorate’s practical choices, Delawareans need an Independent thinking alternative to the political bipolar disorder currently besetting our state and nation. We need to transcend the failed policies of the past with innovative practical solutions to our problems instead of continuing the mindless partisan bickering, rancor and congressional gridlock. Andrew C Webb pledges to uphold the US. Constitution and place the greater public interest above the special interests and he is truly dedicated to serving Delaware and the nation. A vote for Andrew Webb is a vote for greater Read more

IPoD Endorses Bernard V. Pepukayi Sr. for Attorney General

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses Bernard V. Pepukayi Sr. for Attorney General

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Bernard V. Pepukayi, Sr. for Attorney General.

His plan to restructure and humanize the current law enforcement system of Delaware to equally and effectively serve all communities is sorely needed in the First State. Furthermore, his commitment to civil liberties and public integrity and sound management is outstanding.

A vote for Bernard Pepukayi is a vote for fair and effective law enforcement in the greater public interest.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses Kenneth A. Simpler for State Treasurer

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses Kenneth A. Simpler State Treasurer

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Kenneth A. Simpler for State Treasurer.

His proven track record of performance, public service, experience and commitment to sound fiscal policy, efficiency and public integrity clearly qualify him for another term in office.

A vote for Ken Simpler is a vote for wise financial management and operational efficiency, as well as effective reform.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses James Spadola for State Auditor

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses James Spadola for State Auditor

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses James Spadola for State Auditor.

His investigative experience, education and talent will be best put to use in office to advance public integrity and combat waste, fraud, abuse and inefficiency in Delaware. He is truly dedicated to saving taxpayer’s money and ensuring proper functioning of government in the First State and upgrading relevant information technology.

A vote for James Spadola is a vote for independence, fiscal accountability and transparency and restoration of a balance of power in state government.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses  Bryant L. Richardson for State Senator (21)

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses  Bryant L. Richardson State Senator (21)

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses Bryant L. Richardson for State Senator of the 21st District.

His commitment to constitutional government, civil liberties, fiscal conservatism, public integrity and intelligent economic development make him an outstanding public servant.

A vote for Bryant Richardson is a vote for freedom, common sense and good government in general.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses James DeMartino for State Representative (14)

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses James DeMartino for State Representative (14)

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses James DeMartino for State Representative of the 14th District.

It is high time for a change of representation and regime in Coastal Delaware.

A vote for James DeMartio is a vote for a new voice in office and greater community representation for the People.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

IPoD Endorses John D. Bucchioni for State Representative (20th)

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses  John D. Bucchioni for State Representative (20)

The Independent Party of Delaware officially endorses John D. Bucchioni for State Representative of the 20th District.

He will bring a more popular perspective and greater environmental advocacy to the General Assembly than the current occupant.

A vote for John Bucchioni is a vote for the public interest and the People instead of the special interests and the ruling clique.

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Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent of Delaware

IPoD Sussex Endorses Ellen Magee for County Council

Press Release For Immediate Release October 19, 2018

IPoD Endorses Ellen M. Magee Sussex County Council (5)

The Independent Party of Delaware Sussex County Organization (IPoD Sussex) officially endorses Ellen M. Magee for District 5 Sussex County Council.

She brings a more open and creative perspective to county government.

Her commitment to transparency, smart growth, quality of life, environmental and county government reform in the greater public interest are reasons that she should be elected to serve the People of Sussex County.

A vote for Ellen Magee is a vote for common sense and public integrity.

Donald Raleigh Ayotte

State Chairman, Independent Party of Delaware

Webb Visits Apple Scrapple

Independent/Republican/Populist write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb is greeting voters at today's 2018 Apple Scrapple festival in Bridgeville, DE shown here with Sussex County Libertarian Party Chairman James Brittingham. The Sussex County LP Organization recently endorsed Mr. Webb at its regular monthly meeting. Further information about the Delaware Libertarian Party is available at lpdelaware.org . The official website of the WEBB 2018 campaign is electwebb.com. Read more

LP Sussex Endorses Webb

The Sussex County Chapter of the Delaware Libertarian Party has endorsed write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb for U.S. Representative, The party is currently running Nadine Frost for U.S. Senate, but does not have a U.S. Representative candidate on its 2018 ticket.

Libertarian Party endorsements are selectively awarded to candidates who best advocate and exemplify its core principles of smaller government, less taxes and more individual liberty.

The Webb campaign is gratified at the SCLP’s endorsement.

36th District Candidates Forum

All candidates in the 36th Representative District will be given an opportunity to present their platforms at the Slaughter Neck Community Action Orgainzation’s “Meet the Candidates Evening” event tonight Monday, October 8 at the Slaughter Neck Community Center, 22942 Slaughter Neck RD, Lincoln, DE at 6:30pm.

The public is cordially invited. Refreshments will be served.

Independent Republican Populist congressional write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb is scheduled to participate.

Walker Doubles Down on Drugs

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer Disavowed Republican U.S. Representative candidate, Scott Walker has “doubled down” on his position to legalize heroin and other opioids. In a recent WXDE 105.9 FM radio he viewed America’s opiod epidemic as a threat to national security. “It’s time to get opiods off the streets and into the pharmacies”. he said. When asked about the conduct of his 2018 campaign, he said “I have to do these outlandish things to get the voters attention ... I let the Holy Spirit lead me”. He added that he is single-handedly campaigning and that his family was “staying out of it because of the controversy” and appealed for volunteers. He also stressed that he was now back on his previously banned Facebook page , “scottwalkerfordelaware”. Although on the Delaware GOP ballot, the Delaware Republican Party State Executive Committee Read more

Guest Post

By: David O. Rickards Every citizen deserves to be able to fish, crab, and swim in our waterways Is your community impacted by polluted ponds, rivers, or streams? There is a highly ignored aquatic plant that has the ability to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from our drainage systems. This would lower the pollution entering and therefore improve the health of our bays and waterways. In 2012, a National Science Foundation (NSF) study proved that the common aquatic plant, duckweed, can reduce the nutrients responsible for the poor quality of our waterways. The NSF SBIR grant is available on the internet at http://grantome.com/brant/NSF/IIP-1215076 and will better explain the study. Birdsong Gardens was the subcontractor for this grant. We placed 1,900 gallons of water from the Millsboro pond into a lined 8X8X4 pit and were able to reduce the phosphorus level to zero in less than one Read more

Scott Walker’s Facebook Woes Continue

Scott Walker's Facebook woes continue as the disavowed Republican U.S. Representative candidate, faces elimination of subsequent pages for violation of community standards for continuation of his inflammatory comments on newly opened accounts. ,p>The process began with a three-day suspension for posting a rather pointless video recording of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting which he attended, thereby violating member's reasonable expectation of privacy and confidentiality, as aired on WXDE Delaware 105.9 FM radio. The story of the termination of his official campaign Facebook page "Scott Walker for Delaware" was first made public yesterday evening on the Midlantic Dispatch.The "cat and mouse" game continues with the candidate opening new accounts as soon as one is eliminated. There is growing voter backlash to Walker's incendiary comments, resulting in complaints to Facebook and Read more

Webb / Walker Showdown

**** UPDATE **** The WEBB - Walker debate, previously reported has been postponed until further notice. Andrew Webb welcomes the opportunity to debate his opponents in the Public Interest. Stay Tuned. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Independent Republican Populist congressional write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb will take on disawoved GOP candidate, Scott Walker live on the Weller Does Delmarva Show on WXDE Delaware 105.9 FM radio. The program airs at 6am on Saturday, October 6 from Smith's Family Restaurant in Seaford.bate Audience questions and participation are cordially invited. Read more

Walker Calls for Slave Rising

In a publicity move reminiscent of John Brown at Harper's Ferry in 1859, Delaware GOP congressional candidate, Scott Walker has called for African Americans to "rise" in the "Slave State of Delaware", posting on Facebook on Sep 25 at 8:47 pm as follows: "African American Delawareans unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains! How long will you live on the plantation? Delaware is a SLAVE STATE! Must it be that way in perpetuity??? RISE!" He faces The First State's first African American and first woman U.S. Representative, incumbent Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester and Independent/Republican/Populist write-in candidate, Andrew C. Webb in the November 6 general election. Mr. Webb said he decided to run for U.S. Representative after the results of the September 6, 2018 Republican Primary. The Delaware GOP has recently renounced Scott Walker's candidacy and will not Read more

Delaware Bans Offshore Drilling

Governor John Carney, last Thursday, signed into law two measures, effectively banning offshore drilling for petroleum and natural gas in Delaware’s Coastal Zone and coastal waters. Senate Bill 200 prohibits drilling for oil or natural gas in Delaware’s coastal zone and territorial waters and precludes DNREC from issuing any permits in connection with the development of offshore drilling infrastructure, whether proposed for Delaware territorial waters or waters outside of the State. Its companion measure, Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 207, opposes O&G drilling off Delaware’s coast and directs appropriate state agencies and officials to enforce Delaware’s rights in matters of offshore drilling under state and federal environmental laws. The measures had wide bipartisan support, largely for reasons of potential environmental and economic impact that a major offshore Read more

Farina Files as U.S. Senate Write-in Candidate

Peter Todd Farina of Wilmington has officially filed as a write-in candidate for U.S. Senator.

Previously, Matthew Walter Stout and Barry Eveland officially declared as Write-ins for U.S. Senate, challenging multi-term incumbent Democrat, Tom Carper and Republican Rob Arlett.

This continues a new trend of citizens, dissatisfied with the major parties choices of candidates, taking the initiative and entering the election as write-in candidates, most notably the Andrew Webb for Congress 2018 campaign, filed on September 13.

Citizens meeting constitutional requirements for various offices may officially declare themselves as write-in candidates by filing with the Delaware Department of Elections.

The deadline is October 1.

DE GOP Renounces Scott Walker

The Midlantic Dispatch has obtained a Delaware Republican Party (DEGOP) State Executive Committee official statement that strongly renounces and disavows its 2018 Republican congressional candidate, Scott Walker: Dear Fellow Delaware Republicans, The Republican Party of Delaware stands squarely as the party of Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Regan for the principles of: • Equality and respect for all. • Personal freedom and liberty • Smaller government. Through a series of unfortunate events, we have on the ballot a candidate for Congress whose actions and views do not in any way represent the principles of our party. Under our Party rules, a candidate can only be formally endorsed in a primary, if he or she has received 60% of the vote of the delegates to our spring convention. No candidate for Congress was put forth at that convention. Shortly Read more

DE Governor Announces Wilmington Port Expansion

Governor John Carney, the Diamond State Port Corporation and GT USA Wilmington, LLC have finalized a major agreement to significantly expand the Port of Wilmington, last Tuesday. Previously this year, Governor Carney announced an agreement with Gulftainer to lease the Port of Wilmington from the State of Delaware and construct a new container shipping facility on the Delaware River. “This historic agreement will result in significant new investment in the Port of Wilmington, which has long been one of Delaware’s most important industrial job centers,” said Governor Carney. [see video] According to the agreement, UAE-based Gulftainer’s subsidiary GT USA Wilmington, LLC will make annual royalty payments to the State of Delaware, totaling $13 million over the next decade. The company plans to invest up to $600 million in the Port over the next decade, including approximately Read more