CONNOR; INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE OR IN THE POCKET OF DEAVER

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Posted by: Thomas Adams | Sep 02, 2014 22:40

In an obvious reference to Ms Lemaire’s letter, Ms Deaver denies on her Facebook page that she has campaigned for Mr Connor.

However, she did endorse Connor some months ago and she asked her supporters on Sept 2 to contribute to his campaign.

Posted by: Thomas Adams | Sep 03, 2014 23:33

In response to Marion Gentul’s Facebook posting at left: Here is the quote from Deaver, posted Sept 2 at 12:55 pm:

EDITORS NOTE; THE LETTERS PRINTED BELOW ARE A RESULT OF FB POSTINGS BY DEMOCRAT COUNCIL WOMAN JOAN DEAVER WHO HAS ENDORSED BRAD CONNOR OVER BOB WHEATLEY FOR THE 5TH COUNCILMATIC PRIMARY NEXT TUESDAY. DEAVER HAS ALSO ENDORSED SHIRLEY PRICE, DEMOCRAT WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN GEORGE COLE. RUMOR HAS IT DEAVER NEEDS BOTH TO BE ELECTED TO GIVE THE DEMOCRATS A MAJORITY ON THE COUNCIL AND SHE COJLD BE ELECTED PRESIDENT.

WHEATLEY HAS A NARROR LEAD IN THE POLLS; MY QUESTION: IF WHEATLEY WINS, WILL SHE SUPPORT WHEATLEY OR THE WINNER OF THE REPUBLICAN COUNCIL RACE/

THE LETTERS FOLLOW, ALL REPOSTED FROM THE CAPE GAZETTE

“I hesitate to say we should support good candidates for the 4th and 5th districts with our contributions because I just read a complaint on the editor`s page incorrectly saying I am campaigning for Brad Connor. But that IS the only way to bring about change for the better. And writing a check is not getting “involved”. Simply go to the websites for Shirley Price and Brad Connor and send them a check. They deserve it or just let the county continue as is.”

(The quote is buried under discussion of the Gazette’s story about the need for a county planner. Click on “view more comments” and voilà.)

Deaver’s endorsement of Connor appears on Bob Wheatley’s campaign website in a posting dated April 19:

http://www.facebook.com/bobwheatley2014

To your point about the legality of Deaver endorsing Connor or campaigning for him, I’d say it’s perfectly legal and this sort of thing happens all the time.

Posted by: Sharon Lemaire | Sep 05, 2014 09:22

Brad Connor’s recent letter asserts that he is being misrepresented, but here are some facts to the contrary. Regarding his relationship with Councilwoman Joan Deaver: he has her campaign manager running his campaign; according Mr. Connor’s financial report, Mrs. Deaver’s husband made a major donation to his campaign on March 20, 2014 and about 40% of his donors are from Mrs. Deaver’s District 3; Mrs. Deaver endorsed Mr. Connor in her social media postings in April 2014 and has conducted an almost non-stop attack on his opponent for the last three months. Mr. Connor may not have known Mrs. Deaver long, but it looks to me like they have become fast friends and if he wins, he’ll owe her big time.

Regarding Mr. Connor’s payday loan activities, according to the State of Delaware Division of Corporations website, queried again at 4PM yesterday, the registered agent of AAA Cash4U Payday Loans, Inc. is S. Bradley Connor (see screen shot below). The address is that of his liquor store in Bethany Beach. The state banking commission website lists his brother James P. Connor as the lender. Prior to establishing AAA Cash4U Payday Loans, Inc., Mr. Connor was an employee of Cash Advance Plus headquartered in Delmar, DE, the owner of which is also a major donor to his campaign. For Mr. Connor to simply state that he does not own nor does he receive income from any payday loan company is at best a disingenuous effort to hide his payday loan connections. Mr. Connor, if I have misrepresented the facts as you suggest, then please enlighten me and I will stand corrected, but this time please tell us the whole story. It’s the ethical thing to do, don’t you think?

Sharon Lemaire

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3 thoughts on “CONNOR; INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE OR IN THE POCKET OF DEAVER

  1. what a bunch of bunk. u scratch my back/i’ll scratch urs. the few politicians we have in the state that stand their ground and don’t play the games are soon passed over. there are two politicians that could suggest how i should vote. if i asked them why, i would get honest answers based on their qualification for the job and their character and integrity.

  2. All of this is a little family spat. I gather it started with Deaver, who over a period of weeks posted to her Facebook page suggestions that Wheatley had a conflict of interest at P&Z and she implied that he engaged in unethical behavior. She also called him a bully…just for good measure I suppose. She whipped her FB friends into a frenzy. Frank Calio is aware of all of this because he posted multiple times in defense of Wheatley, and he was attacked for doing so!

    A couple of Wheatley supporters got wind of Deaver’s antics and returned the favor by attacking Connor–also on ethical grounds. And so it goes.

    Deaver purged her Facebook of all postings before August 27.

    • You are correct but you forgot Joan’s motive for supporting Brad and Shirley Price; it comes with a price, no pun intended that they vote for her as Council President. She probably pulled her page after I asked if she would support Wheatley if he won the primary or Phillips?

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