Delaware Governor Carney Extremely Vulnerable in November Election as Enemies Mount

OPINION

Dear Friends,

Delaware’s John Carney (D) has shown his true colors in his tenure as Governor. I think he is shaking in his boots at the idea of an actual PAC fund being created to take him on and expose his authoritarian operation that has killed many businesses and indirectly killed some vulnerable inmates in a Delaware prison. Under the Governor’s rule, countless millions of dollars in government contracts and no-bid legal fees from TransPerfect go to “scandal-ridden elite firms like Skadden Arps.”

Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion (CTI) Political Action Committee (PAC) has $1,000,000 to use against Carney and it will be righteously spent. “While he claims to have run the state ‘exceptionally well’ during his tenure, it’s clear that Governor Carney’s administration continues to work for the elite few while average Delawareans struggle to get by,” the PAC spokesman said.

Robbing from rich companies, while also robbing from the poor? What kind of legacy is Carney leaving behind? The Republican field can damage his legacy this election season. Interestingly, Julie Murray (R), one of several candidates running for Governor in the Republican primary in September, actually raised more money than Carney did, according to the last report. Carney has failed in transparency, refused to consider judicial reform, and ignored prisoner welfare. Carney in my view is truly vulnerable. When a bunch of people form a PAC to take you out, you should be concerned.

Please read the interesting article below which indicates to me that Delaware, even with the Biden influence, might not remain so blue. Check it out and send me your thoughts.

Sincerely Yours,

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network
CoastalNetwork.com

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200818005188/en/DE-Governor-Carney-Launches-Attack-Citizens-Transparency

 

Governor Carney Launches Attack on Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion PAC While Refusing to Address Police Reform, Judicial Accountability, and Prisoner Welfare

August 18, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following news that Governor Carney’s campaign sent a fundraising email to supporters misrepresenting the $1 million Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion (CTI) Political Action Committee’s goals and his own record in office, CTI spokesman Chris Coffey released the follow statement:

“Governor Carney’s latest effort to smear our mission to promote transparency, diversity and inclusion in Delaware’s state government is yet another bad-faith effort and ad hominem attack that fails to address the issues plaguing his administration.

“Governor Carney’s latest effort to smear our mission to promote transparency, diversity and inclusion in Delaware’s state government is yet another bad-faith effort and ad hominem attack that fails to address the issues plaguing his administration.

“While he claims to have run the state ‘exceptionally well’ during his tenure, it’s clear that Governor Carney’s administration continues to work for the elite few while average Delawareans struggle to get by.

“Under Governor Carney’s watch, we have seen millions of dollars in government contracts and no-bid legal fees go to scandal-ridden elite firms like Skadden Arps that have zero Black or Latinx partners. Meanwhile, the median household income for Black and Latinx households is half that of white households in Wilmington, Delaware’s largest and most diverse city.

“Governor Carney claims he has ‘has ably dealt with crisis after crisis,’ including a prison riot and its aftermath, but his violently putting down protests and prosecuting the prisoners involved showed us differently. In fact, three years after the Vaughn Correctional Center unrest, Governor Carney’s callous disregard for the lives of prisoners in his care has allowed Delaware’s inmates to be sickened by Covid-19 at the fifth-highest rate in the nation while ten inmates have died of the disease, leading to sustained protests outside the Governor’s office.

“When Governor Carney baselessly attacks our group to solicit donations from well-heeled members of the Delaware elite, it sends a clear signal that his main focus is protecting and preserving the corrupt status quo and those who benefit from it, not helping Delaware’s most vulnerable communities.”

Citizens for Transparency and Inclusion is a Political Action Committee that promotes transparency, accountability, diversity, and inclusion in Delaware’s state government and court system. Learn more at CitizensPac.DE.