Kevin Wade on Principles & Values



Career politicians can't change Washington

Kevin Wade offered several attacks on Washington and Carper. "Career politicians have done more to secure their own political prospects than they have to secure the future fortunes of American and Delaware families," Wade said. "Washington won't change until we change the people in Washington."
Source: Delmarva Daily Times on 2012 Del. Senate debate , Oct 17, 2012

Sen. Carper accepts Wade's 10-debate challenge

Incumbent Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) publicly agreed to debate challenger Kevin Wade (R) 10 times in the coming 7 weeks before election day at Thursday night's Candidate Forum, hosted by Hadassah and the Jewish Community Center in North Wilmington.

Wade issued public statements in May and a written request to Carper's campaign in July asking the senator for "10 or 20 debates" across Delaware. Carper is now in his second term as a U.S. Senator and previously served as State Treasurer, as Delaware's U.S. Congressman, and as Governor. When Carper campaigned against then-Senator William Roth in 2000, they engaged in several statewide debates that Carper called "the Delaware way," setting a precedent that Wade seeks to exploit in un-seating Carper. Neither Carper nor his campaign office acknowledged Wade's debate challenge until last night's forum in North Wilmington.

Source: Examiner.com on 2012 Delaware Senate debate , Sep 14, 2012

Challenges Carper to twenty Senate debates

Kevin Wade, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, is challenging Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to a series of "twenty debates or thirty debates" in the upcoming campaign. He issued the challenge on WDEL radio Friday afternoon.

Wade said that Carper challenged then-incumbent senator William V. Roth (R-DE) to a series of twenty debates statewide in 2000. Carper defeated Roth in that election, and called the debate challenge "the Delaware way."

"There are 880,000 people in the state that have questions they'd like to ask of Senator Carper" Wade said during his call-in to a popular Wilmington radio program. "Maybe we can get 500 at a time into a room and get the questions asked and he can describe his vision from his 35-year incumbency standpoint," he continued.

Wade described Carper as "silent Tom down in the Senate." He said the debates in 2000, which he referred to as "the Carper rule," were a good idea then and are a good idea now. "Good ideas don't age," he said.

Source: Delaware Republican Examiner on 2012 Delaware Senate debates , May 26, 2012

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