Does Governor John Carney think Delaware’s voters will believe his response to recent allegations of a corrupt land deal that occurred under his watch? Delaware purchased the land 10 years ago with taxpayer money, as a protective investment, for $2.6 million. The same land was recently purchased in a sweetheart, insider deal, for $275,000 by a company controlled by the brother of a sitting State Senator — whose family is closely connected to Carney, Coons, and Joe Biden. The land was never put up for public bidding, and to make matters worse the land was almost immediately put up for sale by the new owners for $6.5 million! The investors stand to make a cool profit when the land is sold at $6,225,000!
This, in my view, is political corruption, folks. A governor who sends a cease and desist order to radio and TV stations airing negative ads against his campaign?! It is time to rid Delaware of John Carney, whose dictatorial lockdowns have decimated Delaware’s business community. It is clear that Delaware citizens should elect Julie Murray as our new Governor. She is smart, creative, honest, and realistic. Please read the WBOC story below. Let me know what you think about the job John Carney is doing and if you think he should be re-elected? Murray will bring back prudent, business-friendly government for the people, not for the personal buddies of Carney, Coons, and Biden.
Posted: Oct 20, 2020 8:13 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 20, 2020 8:13 PM EDT
By Cody Decker
DELAWARE– Delaware Governor John Carney responds to critics who say a land deal was really a political favor for a friend.
The deal involves eleven acres near the Delaware Turf Club in Kent County. Critics claim the land was sold in 2008 for $2.7 million. They say the state then sold it to John Paradee in 2018 for $275,000, pennies on the dollar. It was listed for sale two weeks after that for $6.5 million.
Carney addressed the allegations during Tuesday’s COVID briefing.
“As governor, I don’t involve myself in those kinds of transactions,” Carney said. “In fact, the first time I heard of these set of transactions as part of the political ad was in the political ad. I contacted the department of transportation to make sure that the process legal requirements were followed as they were.”
We spoke with Carney’s Republican opponent Julianne Murray who says the land deal is “indicative of a career politician and should have an effect on taxpayers.”
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