Delaware engineer launches campaign for US Senate

Republican Kevin Wade will challenge Delaware’s senior Senator Tom Carper (D).

Friends and family gathered along with Republican party leaders at the Old Courthouse in New Castle to hear Kevin Wade make his case for why he should be Delaware’s next senator.  During his announcement, Wade repeatedly referred to “career-politicians” like Carper, as the problem in Congress. 

“Why am I running? Because this country is broken.  Washington can’t fix it.  I know people all over this country have the ability to fix this country they just don’t happen to be in Washington,” Wade said.  “I’ve worked with welders, electricians and pipe fitters who have more common sense and more problem solving ability than you will find with Tom Carper and most other down there in Washington.”

Wade, who grew up in Pennsylvania, described hard times his family endured with not enough food or coal to heat their home.  He eventually moved to Delaware to work at DuPont before striking out on his own as the founder of a specialty engineering firm that develops large scale automation engineering.  Perhaps because of that background, much of Wade’s announcement focused on problem solving.  

“America can’t heal as long as Washington is broken.  Washington can’t fix itself.”

Wade didn’t hold back in going on the offensive against Carper.  “I would not be standing here today, if Tom Carper had done the job he was paid to do.”  He knows Carper’s name recognition among voters is near universal.  “He has to run on his name recognition, and I have to basically lead this rescue mission based on this message that we’re carrying: a common sense, conservative message.”

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