Category Archives: Ben Mobley

2013 Delaware GOP Convention

Today is the 2013 Delaware Republican Party Convention at the Double Tree Hotel in Wilmington. It is an off year and the biggest battle for party officers appears to be for the Vice Chair Position. It could be a real snoozer of a convention. However, I have heard some whispers that there could be a few surprises in the works. Either way I'll update this post later this afternoon with a quick summary of what happens. UPDATE:  As has been mentioned in the comments Nelly Jordan is the new Vice Chair of the Delaware Republican Committee.  Chairman John Sigler and Treasurer Bill Smith retained their positions by acclamation, and they are joined by Carol Bodine as Secretary, also voted in by acclamation. The only minor dustup was partly due to the sound system, which ranged from on, to off, to muffled, to screeching throughout most of the convention.  Thankfully it was finally fixed for 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

Cruicial Races

I am concerned about the ramifications of this election. We as Delawareans need to look at the voting records of our elected officials and ask where do they stand on the big issues that affect our lives. I know that we will not agree with anyone on everything. As a tolerant people, we know that an elected official has to listen to many opinions and interests all with valid parts in their arguments. Still we have to ask, when it comes to the big issues, are we going in the right direction or the wrong direction? An easy example is looking at the contrast in local records. Representative Donald Blakey is voting for jobs, against tax hikes, for the family, and for common sense solutions. He works hard to serve the people. The same can be said of Representative Jack Peterman or Lincoln Willis (who is now being attacked for his votes for jobs, good government, and the family). The Read more

Parades

Today was a great day at the Delaware State University Homecoming Parade. The reception was great. So many people wanted to talk that I could not keep in line. Hundreds of people wanted cards and handshakes. My friends Ben Mobley, Don Blakey, and Sam Chick had even more fun campaigning with their teams touching the entire crowd. It was a good day for the team.
Sam Chick candidate for 31st Rep. District and Councilman David Anderson of Dover-4
Sam Chick candidate for 31st Rep. District and Councilman David Anderson of Dover-4

Alex Pires Gives Endorsement List

At Dover's Historic Union Missionary Baptist Church, Independent Senate Candidate made an interesting play. He endorsed two Democrats, two Republicans, and himself. The candidate's forum hosted by a group of churches that have majority black congregations, was attended by every state wide candidate except Tom Carper and Jack Markell and most of the local ones. Matt Denn had a prior engagement and showed up at the end. The big winner was Ben Mobley who wowed the crowd. He also picked up a surprise endorsement of Alex Pires who endorsed Sher Valenzuela, Jack Markell, and John Carney. It became quite clear what his strategy is. One, he wants the demographic of Sher and Ben. Two, he wants to tie himself to the popular Governor and Congressman. He is aligning himself with the winners. Three, it is interesting that the only way someone can support diversity in public office statewide 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

Time to Get in Gear

It is time to go to benjaminmobley.com and donate.  Why?  Well my Republican friends, the Democrats are trying hard to give away the insurance commissioner office.  The incumbent is incompetent or corrupt and likely both.  The principal challenger is a fan of socialized medicine and reducing consumer choice.  Enter Benjamin Mobley.  Ben is an insurance professional out for the people.   If you are serious about staying a two party state, then you need to stop whining and start investing. I challenge everyone to make this a money bomb week for Ben.  Go to the website.  Then donate what you would for lunch-- say $5 or $10 each month for the next 4 months.  Challenge your friends to trade one lunch for Ben on Facebook and Twitter.  Sure if you can give $1200 make it happen.  The only way we are going to save this state is by standing up and fighting for it.  The only way I can Read more

Ben Mobley is Official

Dover, Delaware – July 6, 2012 – Benjamin Mobley today officially filed his Republican candidacy for the office of Delaware State Insurance Commissioner. Accompanied by Delaware GOP Chairman John Sigler, Mobley put the finishing touches on his official filing at the Delaware Board of Elections earlier this afternoon. “I am committed to educating consumers in the vision that the way to improve the cost of health care today is not the Affordable Care Act," said Mobley. “I have seen for myself the power of free enterprise and open market competition in stabilizing and reducing the cost of all lines of insurance. When leadership negotiates with other states to allow Delawareans to purchase insurance products across state lines, and reduce restrictions regulating which companies can sell insurance within our state, I know we can set an example for the rest of the nation when Delaware Read more

Why I Support Ben Mobley

We here at Delaware Politics are officially supporting Mr. Benjamin Mobley for Insurance Commissioner. 3 of us have signed on to his team because we have decided that the office of insurance commissioner needs a professional not a professional grifter. Naturally Ben Mobley understands insurance law and the principles of finance, but more than that as a veteran, he understands leadership. Just as importantly, Ben understands the struggles of the average family. He lives that life as he builds a future with his wife and children. He will look out for us and not 30K a month out of state consultants. He believes in the free market not crony capitalism. He will be fair to both the consumer and business. We plan to highlight this race more in the days to come. Right now, I just want to encourage you to shake his hand and ask him questions. Get to know your next insurance commissioner. Read more