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Brandywine Hundred Update

Jim Parks, editor

June 27, 2016

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The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads in key states over the next week.

Organizers of the effort held their second weekly conference call Sunday night.

Former Bogota, New Jersey, Mayor Steve Lonegan, a Ted Cruz supporter and spokesman for a super PAC backing the effort, said he plans to hire East, West and Central regional field directors to begin building a "comprehensive list of every single delegate" to get to know their interests and issues.

The group is also planning to hire a full-time executive director, because the current staff is working on a volunteer basis, Lonegan said. An advance team is heading to Cleveland this week to build a command center outside the convention center.

Lonegan said the "most critical" step is airing ads for delegates who are "under duress" from state party officials or others for speaking out against Trump or in support of a change to the convention rules.

While the group is focused first on trying to change the convention rules to allow delegates to vote their consciences, it's also looking to educate delegates on an interpretation of the rules that argues that delegates aren't bound to vote for any candidate to begin with.

-- N.B.C.News

 

 

The state Board of Elections for New Castle County lists the following as officially registered candidates to be on the ballots in Brandywine Hundred for the election in November. Where there is more than one candidate in a party, they will be on the ballot for the primary election in September. An asterisk indicates the candidate is the incumbent in the stated office.
Democrat Republican Libertarian
U.S. Representative Sean Barney Hans Reigle Scotta Gesty
Michael C. Miller Sr.
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Bryon Townsend
Scott Walker
Governor Lucey Lafferty Sean Louis Goward
Lieutenant Governor Sherry Dorsey-Walker
Bradley S. Eaby
Gregory Fuller Sr.
Bethany Hall-Long
Kathleen McGuiness
Ciro Poppiti III
Insurance Commissioner Paul J. Gallagher Jr. George Parrish
Trinidad Navarro
* Karen Weldin-Stewart
State Senate District 1 Joseph D. McCole James Spadola
* Harris B. McDowell III
State Senate District 5 Denise Bowers * Cathrine Cloutier
State House District 1 * Charles Potter Jr.
State House District 6 * Debra Hefferman Lee H. Murphy
State House District 7 David D. Brady C. Robert Wilson
* Bryon Short
State House District 10 * Sean Matthews Judith Travis
Dennis E. Williams
State House District 12 * Deborah D. Hudson 
County Executive * Thomas P. Gordon Barry Nahe
Matthew E. Meyer
Clerk of the Peace * Kenneth W. Boulden Jr.
County Council President Karen Hartley-Nagle
Penrose Hollins
David Roberts
County Council District 8 * John Cartier

 

 

A Chinese freighter laden with nearly 9,500 metal cargo containers transited the expanded Panama Canal on Sunday, inaugurating the interoceanic waterway and opening a new era in global trade. 

$5.4-billion expansion of Panama Canal could reshape world trade routes

As midmorning clouds dissipated over the 50-mile-long canal, the vessel Cosco Shipping Panama began moving through the new Caribbean-facing Agua Clara locks, part of a $5.4-billion expansion to allow for the passage of bigger ships through the historic waterway. The expansion has been nearly a decade in the making.

Whereas the original canal opened in 1914 to accommodate ships carrying as many as 5,500 cargo containers, the new locks can handle ships ferrying 13,000 such containers. Operators say the expansion was necessary to keep the historic canal competitive in a global freight market.

The expansion ostensibly makes the canal a more efficient option for freight companies shipping goods from China to the Eastern Seaboard, which is the canal’s most important and lucrative commercial route.

But trade experts warn that many U.S. ports are still unprepared to handle the larger ships. That fact, combined with the current softness in global freight traffic, means it may take some time before the traffic justifies the investment.

-- Los Angeles Times

 

 


PUBLIC EVENTS --- 

Monday, July 4   Independence Day  government offices closed

¶ Tuesday, July 5  1:30 p.m.  New Castle County Council Special Services Committee meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

¶ Tuesday, July 5  3 p.m.  New Castle County Council Land Use Committee meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

Tuesday, July 5   5 p.m.  New Castle County Historic Review Board business meeting  Government Center,  87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons

¶ Tuesday, July 12  6:30 p.m.  New Castle County Council meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

¶  Thursday, July 14  6 p.m.  New Castle County Board of Adjustment public hearing, Government Center. 87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons  No agenda published

¶  Tuesday, July 19  9 a.m.  New Castle County Planning Board business meeting  Government Center,  87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons  No agenda published

¶ Tuesday, July 19  3 p.m.  New Castle County Council Land Use Committee meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

¶ Tuesday, July 19   5 p.m.  New Castle County Historic Review Board public hearing  Government Center,  87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons 

¶ Tuesday, July 26  1:30 p.m.  New Castle County Council Finance Committee meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

¶ Tuesday, July 26  3 p.m.  New Castle County Council Community Services Committee meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

¶ Tuesday, July 26  4 p.m.  New Castle County Council Executive Committee meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

¶ Tuesday, July 26  6:30 p.m.  New Castle County Council meeting  Louis L. Redding Building, 800 French Street, Wilmington

¶  Thursday, July 28  6 p.m.  New Castle County Board of Adjustment public hearing, Government Center. 87 Reads Way, Corporate Commons  No agenda published

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