Christine O’Donnell in Dover
Friday, October 15th, 2010
Christine O’Donnell, the Republican tea party-supported candidate for US Senate, spoke in Kent County on the same day that President Obama and Vice-President Biden appeared in Wilmington on behalf of her Democratic opponent, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons.
O’Donnell took part in a discussion at the Delaware Farm Bureau in Camden, as candidates for elected office appeared separately. The Delaware Farm Bureau has about 4,900 members. Their issues of concern included the estate tax, the impact of international trade agreements and tariffs on soybeans and poultry products, and environmental and utility regulations.
Landowners are concerned about the estate tax, also known as the “death tax,” which could affect efforts to keep farms in the family.
“I do believe there are some Democratic senators, especially in the heartland, that I can work with,” O’Donnell said. “I think that I could probably work with them, and Senator Carper, since farming is one of our main industries here. I believe that with enough senators with political will, we can get that done.”
O’Donnell also told the farmers she would look at the other issues affecting them to determine what’s best for Delaware agriculture.