Category Archives: Election 2010

New Energy in the Delaware Political System

Widespread Early Jockeying is a new trend in 1st State The political dynamic is going to shift some in Delaware next year. The Governor and Lt. Governor slots will both be open. Matt Denn vacated the Lt. Governor slot to be Attorney General, leaving it open for the next two years. There will be no incumbent in that slot to whom the Governor can transition or who will have the public eye this year. Governor Markell is term limited out of office. Republicans are fresh out off of their momentum gaining 2014 with people already stating their intentions for 2016. Former state trooper Lacey Lafferty is still running for governor, but she is joined by State Senator Colin Bonini. The only Democrat announcing is former Attorney General Beau Biden, but the New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon seems to be making moves and others are preparing the ground for Congressman John Carney just in Read more

Wade Within Striking Distance of Coons

Critics will say Wade may be with in striking distance, but it is a lightning strike. Still, the latest public poll with Rasmussen shows that Wade can indeed win the Senate race if some significant though less than likely things come together. Chris Coons is polling under 50% and Kevin Wade is 15 points down. Wade got a boost off his big primary win. In another year, national money would flow to Delaware where a million dollars could mail, blanket with local radio, target phone call, and flood with internet ads as an insurance policy in case some of the tight races don't pan out or add padding if they do. Calling the Koch brothers, this could be our Scott Brown shocker. It won't happen naturally though. Senator Coons is the favorite and can count on a strong union base in New Castle County. Kevin Wade currently does not have the resources to get his message out to close the deal and the GOP Read more

Kevin Wade Update

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Wade On Site In Israel

BEN GURION AIRPORT, ISRAEL (July 29, 2014) -- Kevin Wade, Republican US Senate candidate from Delaware, has just arrived on a week-long fact-finding mission in Israel, on the ground right now (July 29). Wade is researching the situation on the ground and interviewing many. Kevin Wade is also a co-host with the Conservative Commandos Radio Show. Wade will be posting interviews on YouTube from the war zone in Israel. Kevin Wade is a Republican who is running against Chris Coons, who was elected in 2010 when Coons won over Republican Christine O'Donnell. Kevin Wade will be available for radio interviews from Israel, but is sending updates versus TWITTER from @kevinwade2014 You may contact Duke Brooks (302) 245-0719 for assistance setting up interviews by phone or email to Kevin Wade at: klw@wadefordelaware.com Kevin Wade's website is: http://www.WadeForDelaware.com/ BACKGROUND: Businessman Read more

Guest Post On the DE GOP Death Spiral

The Death Spiral of the Delaware GOP Decline is not a condition, it is a choice. The 2012 election has come and gone and at this point it has become clear the there are only a few things necessary to be elected to statewide office or County wide in New Castle County-be able to hear thunder and see lightning plus the most important thing you must be a Democrat. Yes, I poke a little fun at the Democrats but my point it is worthwhile to exam the demise of the Republican Party in Delaware and what to do about it. I bring a perspective which is varied as I have been on the outside looking in as a primary challenger and this year as the endorsed candidate for County Council President. Let me lay out the 2012 numbers first. I have all of the state wide candidates and my race (County Wide) as a comparison. Candidate Wilmington% NCC Rural% All NCC Romney Read more

Wade Snags National Endorsement

HUGE NEWS! Today I received the endorsement of Congressman Ron Paul! Congressman Paul's support for the U.S. Constitution and a sound economy has been unimpeachable for decades. It would be hard to imagine an American whose service to his country, not only as a U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon but as a Congressman, has been more steadfast and consistent than Dr. Paul's. Dr. Paul wrote in a letter received today, "I endorse Kevin Wade for Senator from Delaware. He has shown that he will stand up for individual liberties and will be an asset in the US Senate." Congressman Paul's supporters, who are among the most dedicated on the American political scene, have shown their ability to mobilize like-minded Americans in the cause of liberty and freedom. I am pleased to invite them to join the Wade campaign, and I'm honored to receive Dr. Paul's endorsement. And Read more

Delaware’s Odd Couple?

For Immediate Release Valenzuela and Pires Set Aside Partisan Politics to Help Change the Status Quo Sher Valenzuela, the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, and Alex Pires, the Independent candidate for U.S. Senator, are at the center of two of the most energetic races in Delaware. Coming on the heels of Valenzuela's August appearance at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and Pires' aggressive campaign against incumbent Democratic Senator Thomas Carper, the two races have garnered considerable attention in recent months. Despite their positions on different sides of the ticket, not to mention differences in personal and political beliefs, the two candidates have come together over their shared belief that the status quo in Delaware is unacceptable. The pair will appear at a joint event on the Green at the University of Delaware this Saturday from noon to 1 Read more

Search for Relavance, IZZO Makes Big Splash

Republican Rose Izzo Endorses Alex Pires for Delaware's US Senate Seat United States House of Representatives candidate from Delaware and Republican Rose Izzo endorsed United States Senate candidate Alex Pires today, telling voters that the most important thing right now is fixing things in Washington.  Izzo states, "I am a Republican who cares about the long-term future of Delaware more than how this election affects my party.  I am endorsing Alex Pires for the office of US Senate from Delaware because this state needs to rid itself of these professional politicians once and for all.  I am voting for Alex because he will be more than just a breath of fresh air in Washington- he will be a lightning rod for change.  As an Independent, he shares many of the same values that I and my supporters share, such as a no nonsense approach to fiscal responsibility and to Make America strong again.  Read more

Looking to the General

I am happy the primaries are over. Now it the time for us to focus on the prize. First let me get out of the way the endorsements to candidates that I did not endorse before the primary. Let's all rally together and put the primaries behind us. I believe that Republicans all across the state need to rally behind Dr. Ernie Lopez. He is a conservative (at least somewhat) who gains respect from across the political spectrum. He is bright, solutions oriented, and will help this party expand its base. I will be disappointed if we do not see him statewide in time. I give him an enthusiastic endorsement. I was never against him, I was for an even better candidate! As I am endorsing him with enthusiasm, I expect my moderate friends to do the same with Joe Miro or Don Ayotte. Let's be one party.  The people have spoken. Speaking of being one party, I also endorse Eric Bodenwiser. He Read more

Rose Izzo Gets Important Recognition

News Release NRA GIVES ROSE IZZO HIGH MARKS The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has given Rose Izzo high marks for her solid support of the right to keep and bear arms. On September 6, 2012 James J. Baker NRA Director of Federal Affairs confirmed that Izzo has received an “AQ” rating for her candidacy in the Republican Primary election in Delaware. An “AQ” rating is given to solidly pro-second amendment candidates. “I am thrilled to receive this recognition from the National Rifle Association. I believe that a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental constitutional liberty. In Congress I will fight any attempt to infringe on the right of Americans to keep and carry arms to protect themselves, their homes and their families” said Izzo.” “This NRA rating once again shows the sharp contrast between me and Read more

A Word About Endorsements

Some of you may think it wild that these pages have competing endorsement. I think it is great. The vision for this blog is to spur thought and discussion not to be a monolithic echo chamber. I love the fact that we debate based upon the principles of liberty, conservatism, fitness for office, and electability. I would be disappointed if the day comes where we do not feel free to say what we believe and back who we want. Just remember the views of the contributors are their own and reflect their personal point of view. I am not bound by their endorsements though I at one point I likely agree with all of them. So two weeks out, I will end the speculation. My views are my personal views not that of Delaware Politics. Do I support dumping Gary Simpson? No. He isn't perfect, but I am not enamored with his opponent who seems to have gone from a thoughtful advocate to a bomb thrower. Read more

Chairman’s Corner–May 30 with Kevin Wade Interview

Fellow Delaware Republicans, The Memorial Day Weekend marked the start of a busy campaign season for Republicans across Delaware. If we are to be successful, we need to intensify our efforts to strengthening our Party’s base and today, I am calling for all “hands on deck” as we marshal our resources in the march to the November election. Together, we will focus our energy on voter registration, voter identification and volunteer recruitment so we can help ensure Republican victories across the First State. We are going to remind the citizens of Delaware of the Democrats' efforts to stifle new jobs and economic growth in our State. More importantly, we are going to offer bold solutions that strengthen our State’s economy and provide a clear difference between Republican leadership versus the dangers of continuing the same tax, borrow and spend policies of the Democrats. Delaware Read more

Citizen Candidate, Rose Izzo

   I had the pleasure of meeting GOP candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware, Rose Izzo, last night at the Sussex County GOP monthly meeting.    I have to say that I was impressed with her passion for what needs to be fixed in D.C..    She is "just" an average house wife, at least that is how her opponents have painted her. But maybe "just" a housewife is exactly what we need in Washington.  Maybe we have had enough of career politicians and so-called business men, maybe what we need is the citizen representation that this nation was founded upon.   Ms. Izzo will first have to survive a GOP primary against Tom Kovach, former Delaware state representative, former New castle County President and an attorney. Now nothing against Mr. Kovach, but I am not sure that we need more attorneys in D.C..   I found Rose Izzo to be open and genuine, and I appreciate that she Read more

The Sixth

    Thanks to the 2010 census, Sussex County has gotten a new state senatorial district, the sixth. It will encompass Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth, and Dewey Beach.     Since this is a new district there will be no incumbent. The Democrats already have a candidate, Andrew "Andy" Staton, a Rehoboth real estate agent.    On the Republican side there is already two people who have announced their intentions to run for the seat. And possibly a third.   I think that most of the regular readers know how I feel about primaries. But for any new readers let me state my views again. Primaries are a good thing for the system. Primaries can flush the system of career politicians. A primary can send a message to leadership about the mood of the rank and file voters. The primary is the chance for the voters to decide between multiple candidates from the same party, a chance to decide the Read more

The Key to More and Better Jobs is to Fix What’s Wrong–Guest Post by Glen Urquhart

FIX WHAT'S WRONG: Restore CONFIDENCE Something's wrong.  We all feel the disappointment.  The needed confidence isn't there to spark job-creation by investors and employers.  Since more jobs are created by small business, we must restore small business confidence in particular.  Hopefully both liberals and conservatives would agree. But here's the key:  To restore small business confidence and hiring, you've got to understand what makes small business tick.  You must have lived it: done without to create savings, risked those savings to build a business, and faced the setbacks of confusing and costly new regulations and taxes that jeopardize your plans to grow, or even threaten your very survival.  Most in Washington lack this vital experience. Big business has vast compliance departments and lobbyists to get special benefits.  But our job-creating small businesses can't afford Read more

Wade’s Star Rising

The Daily Borg had an insightful observation that you should all read in its entirety.  The DB is one of my favorite reads but it does not currently have easy article archives so for future readers, I will reprint a large portion here. And just where was the point of ignition? The tall engineer with the booming voice gained statewide attention and admiration among Republicans two years ago with his first attempt at public office. Back then, his common sense message drew attention from many longing for real change, especially those in the Tea Party movement. Here was a candidate who just got it. He understood that government must live like the rest of us do. He understood that a new generation of citizen leaders had to supplant the professional politicians if our nation was to have a chance to turn things in time to assure a better life for the next generation. Kevin Wade understood that Read more

O’Donnell Team Strikes Back

The following release in from The O'Donnell Team: Lawyers for the Delaware Republican Party and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr, now face a complaint before the DC Bar for false statements and a frivolous September 9, 2010, complaint against Christine O'Donnell and the Tea Party Express. The Federal Election Commission is also being asked to update its "First General Counsel Report" with a "SECOND General Counsel Report" correcting the obvious error launched into circulation by Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr. The rules governing attorneys in D.C., the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct, require attorneys to take affirmative action to CORRECT false statements previously made to a "tribunal" such as the FEC. Thus, DEGOP attorneys Toner and Zehr are violating the rules of the D.C. Bar by failing to correct the falsehood Read more