Posted: May 13, 2008
BILL LEE'S STATEMENT: "I'M IN"
By Celia Cohen
Grapevine Political Writer
Ten days after the Delaware Republican Party drafted
Bill Lee for governor, the retired judge who was the
2004 nominee officially accepted by filing his candidacy
Tuesday with the state Elections Department.
Lee will run on a ticket with Senate Minority Leader
Charlie Copeland for lieutenant governor, although the
voters cast separate votes for the two offices.
Lee released the following statement:
"Today I filed the paperwork necessary to seek the
office of Governor of the State of Delaware.
"Four years ago, I traveled to every corner of the state
with a vision of a better Delaware if we changed
direction, and a warning that we would face troubled
times if we did not. These troubled times are here.
"I again offer the people of this state a vision of a
better Delaware; A government which is open and honest
and takes responsibility for its actions; Schools which
prepare all our children for the future; Good,
high-paying jobs for our citizens and highly-skilled
workers to attract new companies.
"I now embark on a new journey to convince the people of
the state of Delaware that Senator Charlie Copeland and
I have shown the foresight, have shown the vision and
are prepared to fight every day until we make Delaware
the best state in the union once again.
"I'm in, and I expect to win."
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