Camden Republican Don Blakey has been the focus of some rumors that he passed away. One rumor was that he had a Heart attack while driving a school bus. This was something he has not done in decades. The other was that he passed away last night at home. Kent Republican Activists wisely responded in two directions. One direction was to determine what was true. The other direction was to develop a short list of who would be the best candidate in the event of a vacancy. In the second case the top name was readily apparent. That choice was the effusive wife Delores Blakey. One activist stated “Heck, we should have been running her for the last 20 years. She sings better, is better looking, and must be 25 years younger than Don.” According to the records the last assertion is not true. But, I think the records should be checked when Delores competes in Senior Olympics. In some establishments, she would be carded when buying a drink. With all of that said, Representative Blakey, who regularly shows up at his Dover Office to deal with constituent concerns, ended all discussion by entering Legislative Hall. The phone calls about the mechanics of replacing a candidate ended and Republicans breathed a sigh of relief. The Origin of these rumors are suspect. Blakey will win this race and he is neccessary if the Republicans have a prayer of getting a House Majority. Blakey is a Conservative with Moderate leanings and vice versa. He is personally very popular in his district and in Kent County. For years Blakey and his wife ran summer programs for kids introducing those children to the theater and performance Arts. Those kids who performed at DSU for the DonDel Enterprises are now voters with children of their own. One of the things the radical Ideologues don’t get is that the Don Blakeys of the world will get elected to office regardless of party affiliation. In addition, to his numerous efforts at improvement of his community through his volunteer efforts, Don has always made himself available to any endorsed Republican candidate who needs Don’s help in his district. So if you need proof that Don Blakey is still with us, just show up at the next Caesar Rodney Home Football Game. He will be the guy with the most people around him as you walk in.