Category Archives: Charlie Copeland

Carney joins Bipartisan Majority in supporting the Pause of Syrian Refugees

47 Democrats including our own John Carney joined all but two Republicans to support Speaker Paul Ryan's bill adding another level of scrutiny to refugees coming from ISIS controlled areas. Ryan had a major victory with his third way approach. The News Journal interviewed Congressman Carney. Carney told the News Journal Wednesday that he would want to suspend the intake of military-aged single male refugees from Syria, but still allow women, children and families into the country. Combat-aged single men not attached to families make up about 2 percent of the almost 1,800 refugees admitted into the country, according to the U.S. State Department. In a statement Friday morning, Carney defended his vote and said that officials, "have a duty to ensure that our vetting process for letting refugees into this country is air-tight -- our constituents are right to demand that of us." Carney Read more

GOP Chair Issues Statement Following Challenge To Kent County Election Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2014 CONTACT: John Fluharty, Executive Director GOP Chair Issues Statement Following Challenge To Kent County Election Results Newark, DE -- The Chairman of the Delaware Republican Party this morning issued the following statement regarding the Party's challenge to the recount in the Kent County Recorder of Deeds race: "Today the Delaware Republican Party, the Kent County Republican Party and Mr. La Mar Gunn, Republican candidate for Kent County Recorder of Deeds, filed in the Kent County Superior Court challenging the election recount process and certification of the election in the Recorder of Deeds race. "On November 4, 2014, the Kent County Department of Elections reported La Mar Gunn as the winner of the election for Kent County Recorder of Deeds by 2 votes. Under Delaware Read more

Blog Or Propaganda?

Lt. Governor Matt Denn has caused a stir in Delaware's Blogosphere by starting a blog that he touts as, "the first official blog written by a member of Delaware’s state government." And as far as I can tell, it is. It's also, as I pointed out on Down With Absolutes, a blog that doesn't give the reader the option to comment. Well, of course my blatant heresy lead to a bunch of comments like this: Do you really think he is going to open the comment section for all the trash? And this: Oh, the exact reason why FSP and Maria want to comment, is the reason why there are no comments allowed. It’ll degrade to pure partisan off topic sniping at a moment’s notice. And this lovely post from the Delaware Way: Meanwhile, a pair of local GOPer henchbloggers, Dave Burris and Maria Evans (who, like Mr. Copeland, are members of long-time fat-cat Delaware families) end up chasing Read more

Copeland Details Plan to Assist Veterans Who Create Small Businesses

"Encouraging small business creation is the key to getting Delaware's economy back on track", said Copeland   Wilmington, DE – Candidate for lieutenant governor Charlie Copeland today released a plan to assist Veterans who create small businesses in Delaware.   "It is no secret that small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our main job creators. My plan to assist Vetrepreneurs will spark economic and job growth, and assist the many Veterans in Delaware in their business ventures."   Copeland's plan focuses on three key areas:   State grants to assist returning veterans in starting their own small businesses Funded through the state's Strategic Fund DEDO will allocate personnel to assist in challenges faced by veterans in becoming entrepreneurs Begin reporting of veteran-owned entities just as is done for woman-owned and minority-owned businesses Exempt veterans pensions Read more

African American Festival a Success in Dover–Candidates Visible

The Dover African American Festival was a fun and educational event.  The music, traditional dancing, and booths for products, services, and information combined for a fine event.  One would expect there to be excitement for the elections with Senator Obama's historic run. The Kent County Democrats had a booth as usual.  Markell and Carney each had their own booth along with a couple of senate candidates.   I am pleased to report that this year the Republicans showed up and were well received. I had a booth and invited other Republicans to participate in what became the unofficial GOP booth complete with signs, literature, and trinkets.  I thank Christine O'Donnell, Bill Lee, Mike Protack, Mayor Hutchinson, and John Brady for dropping by my table at the festival.  I was told Rep. Blakey and Rep. Wagner were around as well.  Senator Copeland had his own booth much to his credit. A Read more

PRESS RELEASE — Copeland Comments on Denn Announcement

Copeland Comments on Denn Announcement "More of the Status Quo is Last Thing Taxpayers Need"   Wilmington, DE – Since beginning his campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, Charlie Copeland has repeated a simple message: "Delaware needs real change in its leadership if the problems and challenges faced by citizens are to be truly addressed."   Today's announcement by Matt Denn shows that the Democratic Party of Delaware is unwilling to put forth candidates who are serious about – or can deliver – that kind of change.   "For 16 years, the same politicians have had control of Delaware and the results have been disastrous for taxpayers and citizens: backroom governing, out-of-control spending, and an education system that continues to fail children," said Copeland. "More of the status quo is the last thing taxpayers need, but that is exactly what the Dover insiders Read more

John Clatworthy Announces for State Senate.

  WILMINGTON - A day prior to delivering the keynote address at the Republican State Convention, Hockessin resident John Clatworthy declared he is running for the Fourth State Senate District seat, soon to be vacated by State Senator Charlie Copeland.     "It's time to make Delaware first again," said Clatworthy.  "I will represent the 4th District by bringing my business experience, leadership abilities and vision to Legislative Hall.  I plan to work vigorously to strengthen our economy, by promoting pro-business policies that will bring more jobs to our state and to reform our tax structure, making taxes lower, fewer and fairer."     Clatworthy, the son of Ray and Judy Clatworthy, was raised in Dover. A strong supporter of public education, Clatworthy attended Caesar Rodney High School and the University of Delaware, receiving a business degree in Marketing and Finance.  He Read more