Delaware

A Delaware Poll! Coons leads Wade by 15, and we got approval numbers on Obama, Biden, Carper and Markell

Filed in Delaware by on September 16, 2014 10 Comments
A Delaware Poll!   Coons leads Wade by 15, and we got approval numbers on Obama, Biden, Carper and Markell

For some reason, the Republican-leaning Rasmussen polled little ole Delaware, and found Senator Chris Coons (D) leading Republican nominee Kevin Wade, 49% to 34%. A source who has access to some of the internals that are hidden behind a pay wall on Rasmussen’s site has sent me snapshots of the favorability ratings of Vice President Biden and Senator Carper, and the approval ratings of Governor Markell and President Obama. Unfortunately, my source did not have any further numbers for Senator Coons or GOP Nominee Kevin Wade. Come inside for the surprising numbers.

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [9.16.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 16, 2014 1 Comment
Tuesday Daily Delawhere [9.16.14]

From Lance Rogers on Flickr.

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Monday Daily Delawhere [9.15.14]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [9.15.14]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [9.14.14]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [9.14.14]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [9.13.14]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [9.13.14]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [9.12.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 12, 2014 3 Comments
Friday Daily Delawhere [9.12.14]

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Ken Simpler Thinks That Seniors Are Stealing From You

Filed in Delaware by on September 11, 2014 169 Comments

He argues in this piece over at Town Square Delaware that seniors who are taking advantage of Medicare Part D subsidies and co-pays are stealing. To be fair, the analogies and even the basic metaphor here are incredibly tortured. Starting with trying to make the hold up a bunch of convenience stores somehow the equivalent of presenting an insurance card to get a discount on medications, then moving on to claim that savings from the Medicare Part D aren’t savings, then working at trying to wrap around all of it around no free lunches, government taking, the NJ needing to report better and Astra Zeneca laying people off. (This was sent to be by a GOP pal, who noted in his email to me “You will have a field day with this!”)

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [9.11.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Thursday Daily Delawhere [9.11.14]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [9.10.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 10, 2014 3 Comments
Wednesday Daily Delawhere [9.10.14]

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The Polls Are Closed! Primary Election Results Thread

Filed in Delaware by on September 9, 2014 139 Comments
The Polls Are Closed!  Primary Election Results Thread

The real news of the day is that turnout seemed to have been abysmally light all over. Even the NCC DOE took to Facebook to say how light the turnout was and to urge people to vote. But the polls are closed now and candidates should be getting the final numbers of the day. Are you working on a campaign today? What was it like out there?

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Joe Biden Shows How To Speak About The Ray Rice Abuse/Assault

Filed in Delaware, National by on September 9, 2014 5 Comments
Joe Biden Shows How To Speak About The Ray Rice Abuse/Assault

I love Joe! Here are his comments regarding the Ray Rice “incident” or – as it’s known when it happens outside of a relationship – assault. It’s never, never, never the woman’s fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman. No means no. [...] The one regret I have is […]

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [9.9.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 9, 2014 2 Comments
Tuesday Daily Delawhere [9.9.14]

A unique view of Delaware from the International Space Station, from J. Albert Bowden II on Flickr. Click on the photo for a larger view.

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Delaware Liberal Primary Endorsements

Filed in Delaware by on September 8, 2014 34 Comments
Delaware Liberal Primary Endorsements

Took long enough, right? We’re ready with our endorsements, after a simple vote. We did not require a unanimous decision to endorse, but I think we pretty nearly were unanimous on these. This is who your charming and knowledgeable Editors endorse for tomorrow’s primary:

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Monday Daily Delawhere [9.8.14]

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Monday Daily Delawhere [9.8.14]

The Kalmar Nyckel and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, by Michele Dorsey Walfred on Flickr.

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [9.7.14]

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Sunday Daily Delawhere [9.7.14]

Sunset in Milton, by Mike Mahaffie on Flickr.

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [9.6.14]

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Saturday Daily Delawhere [9.6.14]

From Mike Mahaffie on Flickr.

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Friday Daily Delawhere [9.5.14]

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Friday Daily Delawhere [9.5.14]

Lewes canoe/kayak launch, by Mike Mahaffie.

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Governor And Department of Ed: “Announcing New Education Initiative” Event

Filed in Delaware by on September 4, 2014 25 Comments
Governor And Department of Ed: “Announcing New Education Initiative” Event

I just returned from attending this:  Announcing New Education Initiative What: Governor Markell and the Department of Education will announce a new initiative to support many of the state’s most disadvantaged students–Joined by state legislators and education and community leaders, the Governor will provide details of the state’s plan. Who: Governor Markell Secretary Mark Murphy, […]

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Delaware ADA Makes Their Endorsements

Filed in Delaware by on September 4, 2014 33 Comments
Delaware ADA Makes Their Endorsements

This is actually Round 2 of the ADA endorsements — and their complete list (from their Press Release) is listed below. This list (mostly) doesn’t surprise me:

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Thursday Daily Delawhere [9.4.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Thursday Daily Delawhere [9.4.14]

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HB 424 – Eliminating The “Special Interest” In Charter And VoTech

Filed in Delaware by on September 3, 2014 35 Comments
HB 424 – Eliminating The “Special Interest” In Charter And VoTech

On July, 1,2014, Rep. Darryl Scott introduced HB 424: Primary Sponsor: Scott CoSponsors: { NONE…} Introduced on : 07/01/2014 Long Title: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 14 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Synopsis of Orginal Bill: (without Amendments) This bill eliminates the ability of charter schools to give an enrollment preference to […]

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Wednesday Daily Delawhere [9.3.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 3, 2014 0 Comments
Wednesday Daily Delawhere [9.3.14]

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El Somnambulo Predicts ‘Em All For You

Filed in Delaware by on September 2, 2014 23 Comments
El Somnambulo Predicts ‘Em All For You

This column will self-destruct sometime around 9 p.m. next Tuesday. Or perhaps Saturday, according to Dave Tackett’s latest mailer (seriously, he has the wrong day for the primary on his mailer.) Time to pick the primary winners (and losers).

State Senator-SD 11 (D):  Even with pretty good name recognition, it’s hard to win a D primary against a popular incumbent when your ideological base resides within a right-wing evangelical church. Bryan Townsend gives Dave Tackett a well-deserved whooping, I mean whoooping, 62-38. (Memo to Dave: Next time, try Spell Check. Despite what it says on your latest piece, there are only two o’s in ‘trooper’, not three. Oh, and political mailers should have a disclaimer as to who paid for them. You’re welcome.)

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Tuesday Daily Delawhere [9.2.14]

Filed in Delaware by on September 2, 2014 2 Comments
Tuesday Daily Delawhere [9.2.14]

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It’s Labor Day and Someone Forgot About Winning Hearts and Minds

Filed in Delaware by on September 1, 2014 12 Comments
It’s Labor Day and Someone Forgot About Winning Hearts and Minds

Today was the Labor Day Parade in Downtown Wilmington — a long-standing tradition of organized labor, their families and supporters and (during an election year) politicians who want to be seen supporting labor marching down King St. This year, the union rat was also on parade courtesy of the Building Trades (I’m told — I was not at the parade this year) and this year, they put the face of John Kowalko on it — in protest of his not supporting the Newark Data Center. Pretty despicable behavior — especially towards someone who is routinely supportive of labor issues in Dover. Even more delusional when you factor in the fact that Rep. Kowalko was actually representing his *constituents* in the Data Center matter. Even union members can get that sometimes the people that actually vote in an area are pretty important to hear — and in the long run, it isn’t as though they’d be able to replace him with someone who is more committed to labor issues. I’ll also point out that these folks taking the cowards’ route in criticizing Kowalko today haven’t been able to find anyone who could credibly run against him — and seriously labor folks, if you think you can get someone more supportive of your agenda AND make those residents happy, then man up and get that person to run against Kowalko. Otherwise, what you did today was not worthy of what today is supposed to represent and it was just basic bullshit. A picture (thanks to my anonymous source) of today’s labor bullshit is here:

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