Sparks Fly at Candidates Debate in Delaware

Sep 14, 2012

Delaware Governor Jack Markell found himself defending his business creation record during a candidate’s debate last night in Talleyville.

Republican Gubernatorial challenger Jeff Cragg criticized Markell’s state investments into Fisker Automotive and Bloom Energy.

The Fisker operation has been delayed due to a hold of federal money because the auto company failed to meet certain production goals. 

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Governor defended his first term noting that he has carried out a review of regulations that impact business in the state.

Meanwhile, the Alex Pires, an independent who is challenging Senator Tom Carper, called Delaware the most corrupt state in the union and accused the Democratic incumbent of doing the bidding of banks in Washington D.C. after taking their campaign contributions.

Wrapping up the debate Carper fired back saying that there are plenty “bomb throwers” in Washington, adding that the nation needs “bridge builders instead.”