Talk Amongst Youselves


vote  Sorry I didn’t get this up last night, but it was a long day.  Here are just a few of the races that I have been watching from here in Sussex County that were in the primary hunt.

Sussex County 5th Councilmatic District

GOP side Rob Arlett defeats long time incumbent Vance Phillips.

On the Democrat side, Bob Wheatly defeats Bradley Connor.

   Sussex County Register of Wills GOP

GOP  Incumbent  Cindy Green wins by just 13% over first time candidate Brian Butler.


U.S. Senate  GOP

Another run for short named Kevin Wade who soundly defeated unknown Carl Smink, that call must have been a wrong number.

   Delaware Treasurer  GOP

Sussex County native Ken Simpler defeats last-minute candidate Sher Valenzuela.

Sussex County Sheriff  GOP

And in the closest race of the day, Robert Lee wins by just 21 votes over incumbent Jeff Christopher, and due to the closeness of the outcome an automatic recount has been triggered, so this race is not yet official. Many of us expected this to be a close race, but wow! But is anyone surprised that this one isn’t over yet?

Consider this an open thread to discuss any of the races from around the state, I am sure once we move past the primary we will have lots to discuss now that it is about the difference between the two major parties and the direction of the state of Delaware.

One other observation, yesterday Ken Simple was being called a liberal by Sher Valenzuela, and this morning I heard a sound bite from the Democrat candidate for Treasurer Sean Barney, who described Ken Simpler’s views as “TEA Party politics”.  I think this shows that Ken Simpler is simply the most, no, the only qualified person for this office which is demonstrated by how all his opponents can do is attempt to place negative labels on him, this will be a race to watch in the coming weeks.


11 Comments on "Talk Amongst Youselves"

  1. waterpirate says:

    Well the pendulum has swung, and struck 3 people squarely in the forehead. Is the moveing van being fueled for Christopher or will he renig?

  2. Rick says:

    In a county with 200,000+ population, I have to assume that there are at least 50,000 registered Republicans. Yet, in a “pendulum swinging” sheriff race, 10,000 bother to vote?

    Obviously, the county is evenly divided on this issue. More importantly, 80% of Republicans have no opinion on the matter.

    Congratulation to the 20% of Sussex Republicans who were somehow able to spend a whole half-an-hour enduring the rigorous voting procedure.

    To the 80% of Sussex Republicans who just couldn’t bother….

    ….shut up, you lazy, apathetic cows.

  3. I must say, On one had I am shocked that Lee got in,, not due to lack of me letting the Public know What I observed of his behavior while
    working for Seaford Police Dept,,,
    And most voters don’t check into their candidates before going to the poles,,,

    Then again most of us,,, Are still wondering how Kent County Levy Ct voted Sweeney back in,,, from his Dealings with Safe Haven and keeping quite while Safe Haven broke the law when they adopted unaltered animals out,,,,,,,Wasting tax dollars,,,,,,, So why not have Lee in Sussex wasting Tax dollars there also,,,,,,,, So again I’m not surprised in the voters not
    having their good sense while voting,,, Shame on them,,,,,

    Most important How Did Obama get into the White House,,, Delaware is going to hell, in a hand basket along with the rest of the Country
    Crystal Shear

  4. Honi Soit says:

    Crystal Shear wrote: “And most voters don’t check into their candidates before going to the poles.”

    Maybe turnout was so low at the “polls” because voters were looking for “poles”????

  5. anon says:

    Generally primary voters are your core, most informed voters.Contrary to what Crystal is saying the likely reality is that 90% of the Republicans who went to the polls yesterday to vote in the Sheriff’s race knew exactly what the issues were. However, I’m not surprised that the line from the Sheriff’s supporters is that everyone is either uninformed or hates the Constitution if they voted against Christopher. Face it, if Christopher’s views are rejected by half of involved Republicans, it would have been a bloodbath in the general.

  6. Rick says:

    Face it, if Christopher’s views are rejected by half of involved Republicans, it would have been a bloodbath in the general.

    By the same logic, it will still be a “bloodbath” in the general, since Christopher’s views are supported by “half of involved Republicans.”

    Of course, at the end of the day, 80% of Sussex Republicans don’t care who runs for sheriff.

  7. Frank Knotts says:

    Will of the people anyone?

  8. Laffter says:

    The people must be corrupt like the judges that don’t agree with him are corrupt

    His gravy train has ground to a halt…..Lindsay he claims the recount as rigged and it was a Beau Biden conspiracy ……LOL

    and / or he writes a book and cashes in on more wing nut welfare

  9. kavips says:

    In any regard, for an incumbent in any office (especially that of the sheriff of Sussex County) to even have a close election is a rampant sign of no-confidence… We are better if Lee wins; at least we will all have confidence in his abilities making governing much easier. However, I’m sure right now someone has already sneaked into to the Dept of Elections and is pulling out absentees marked with Lee’s name.

    ( lol. Just watch. There will be an anomaly in the absentee count.)

  10. Dave says:

    The sheriff results was sort of a census on how many whack jobs live in Sussex County. Somewhere in the vicinity of 5,000.

  11. sussex countian says:

    Even if there is an issue with the absentee ballots Lee still won by 2 votes. The machine votes stand with no planned recount as announced on WBOC.

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