The Republicans in Delaware are working hard to get their point of view out this election season. In fact, Jeff Cragg the Republican candidate for governor doesn’t think Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., has done a good job.
“It’s really about voters. It’s really about the 30,500 Delawareans who are out of work. We really have to get Delawareans back to work, this campaign is about jobs, the economy and about figuring out how the government can work with the private sector to get people back to work, ” said Cragg in a one on one interview on a special edition of “First” on Wednesday.
Cragg, who has never held an elective office, doesn’t think that his lack of experience will hurt him during his campaign either.
“One of the things government has done. [it] has over reached in some areas and has gotten itself involved in parts of Delawarean’s lives where it’s not that effective, so I think, coming from outside of government, that’s a new perspective,” Cragg said.
Some of the issues Cragg has with Markell are based on the deals done to bring Fisker and Bloom Energy to Delaware.
“The Fisker plant that was supposed to bring us two thousand jobs brought us an empty plant, “said Cragg. “We have the Bloom Energy deal that the state took the monopoly power of Delmarva Power, and put a load on all of our utility bills.”
“I think those are backward economic ideas,” added the Republican candidate.
An exclusive interview will air tonight on a special edition of “First” at 5:30 and on Friday. During our regular Friday and weekend broadcast of the show, Cragg goes into details about his plans for the state.