Delaware State Treasurer

Sean Barney Files Campaign Finance Report

Sep 24, 2014

DOVER, De. (AP) – Democratic state treasurer candidate Sean Barney has filed a campaign finance report for the primary election cycle that ended earlier this month.

Barney on Tuesday reported raising about $10,700 in the here weeks ending Sept. 1, while spending about $13,500. Republican Ken simpler earlier reported raising about $14,600 while spending more than $122,000.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Embattled state treasurer Chip Flowers says he is ending his re-election campaign, just days after his former deputy filed a police complaint charging him with harassment.

Flowers, who has had a rocky relationship with Delaware's Democratic Party establishment and faced a Sept. 9 primary contest, said Friday that he is quitting the race in a tear-filled announcement.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover police are investigating a harassment complaint filed against Delaware's state treasurer by his former deputy.

Police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman confirmed Wednesday that police are investigating a complaint against Chip Flowers that was filed last week by Erika Benner.

The complaint was filed a month after Benner first told police that Flowers had been harassing her with texts and phone calls. She says they related to an incident between Flowers and her son as the treasurer was waiting to participate in Dover's Fourth of July parade.

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Delaware’s State Treasurer Chip Flowers has loaned his campaign nearly $146-thousand to gear up for re-election this year after only raising $38,000 from supporter last year while becoming embroiled in questions over his travel expenses.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state Treasurer relied on personal loans of more than $650-thousand since 2009 for his campaign to become state treasurer.

During the same period he raised only around $130-thousand from political supporters.

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Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers is coming under attack from Delaware Republicans, who called his office “out of control.”

Senate Minority Leader Gary Simpson and Minority Whip Greg Lavelle said they were reacting to a story in the Wilmington News Journal that quoted Flowers as saying that financial records in his office are in disarray or missing.