Christine O’Donnell called the election Saturday of John Sigler, as the new head of the GOP in Delaware, as a new direction and the end of back room deals in the state.
O’Donnell was among the 300 party faithful who gathered in Dover to watch Sigler defeat Mike Protack and take over a party that had seen major defeats in the last election under the leadership of Tom Ross.
O’Donnell said it was victory by organizers in the state who were trying to get the party to go in a different direction. “The credit goes to the grassroots activists in Delaware who starting to mobilize and organize outside of the party structure because they were frustrated with the liberal leadership cutting them out of the process,” O’Donnell said.
Sigler is a corporate attorney who lives in Dover. He is a past President of the National Rifle Association. He served as Kent County Republican chair in 2004.
He immediately called for party unity. The 2012 elections will be a big year as all legislative seats will be up for election because of redistricting. The Governor and Lt. Governor’s seats are up for election as is Senator Tom Carper’s seat.