Chaiman’s Corner

Good Afternoon, and welcome to “The Chairman’s Corner”:

First and foremost let me say that I hope everyone weathered Hurricane Irene safely and with little or no damage to property. I am happy to report that Ingrid and I are safe and sound with only minimal damage to our property.  I sincerely hope that you can report the same.

Chairman’s Visit:  I want to thank everyone who helped to make Chairman Priebus’ visit to Delaware a huge success, with a very special thanks to Lewis Briggs, Diana Robertson and their merry band of GOP volunteers for making the “Operation Win Back Delaware” kick-off picnic a huge success. I am pleased to report that Chairman Priebus and his family thoroughly enjoyed the picnic and meeting the nearly 400 folks who came to hear him tell about his plans for adding Barack Obama to the list of failed, one-term Democrat presidents and for returning Joe Biden to Delaware as a full-fledged retiree.

Despite the fact that the Delaware press studiously ignored the Chairman’s visit to Delaware (as expected), Chairman Priebus was pleased with the turnout and with his first visit to Delaware. And he has promised to return within the coming months to continue his support for “Operation Win Back Delaware”. I hope to bring you more details on the Chairman’s second visit to Delaware within the coming weeks.

Vicmead 2011: With the sweet memory of the successful Chairman’s first official visit to Delaware still fresh in our minds, we are now preparing for this year’s “Salute at Vicmead” featuring South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley as the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker on Thursday evening, October 20, 2011.

This year’s event at the Vicmead Hunt Club is shaping up to be one of the more exciting events of its kind in recent history. Governor Haley has graciously agreed to participate in a full slate of events surrounding the traditional Vicmead “salute” and reception. We hope to have the invitations for this wonderful event in the mail within the next week or so.

If you want to make sure that you are on our list and that will receive your personalized invitation to this event, please feel free to e-mail me at, or call GOP Headquarters at 302-668-1954.

Delaware GOP Headquarters: Now that summer is coming to a close, it is our intent to fully staff our Delaware GOP Headquarters on a full time basis beginning immediately after the Labor Day Weekend and through Election Day, 2012.

In order to do this we will need the assistance of all of the Republican Volunteers for Freedom we can get. If you would like to assist us in this effort, please respond to this e-mail with a “reply” addressed to  All are welcome and everyone is needed.

Delaware Republican Presidential Primary: By action of our Democrat-controlled  Delaware General Assembly, Delaware’s Republican Presidential Primary has been moved from an early February Primary to April 24, 2012. This is the same date as the Pennsylvania Republican Presidential Primary.

In preparation for that Primary, I have mailed to each of the Republican Presidential Primary Candidates an invitation to come to Delaware to campaign and to spread their campaign messages. In that letter I also explained the procedures for qualifying for Delaware’s Primary Election and made it clear that Delaware’s rank and file Republicans would welcome their presence and their participation in our Primary Election process.

As you know, I have pledged to remain neutral until after the Primary, but I heartily encourage everyone to listen to the candidates, choose the one you like, and campaign for that candidate as you feel appropriate. But when it is all said and done, each of us must unite behind whomever our Republican voters choose as our Republican Presidential Candidate.

Delaware’s 2012 Republican State Convention: Our 2012 State Convention will be held on Saturday April 28th, 2012. This will be a Nominating Convention and, as has been the custom of the past, this Nominating Convention will be held in Sussex County. So, please mark your calendars and save the date. More details will be provided as they become available.

The “Winning Back Delaware Fund”:  In conjunction with the kick-off of “Operation Win Back Delaware” at which RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was our guest speaker, a new fund was established the sole purpose of which is to ensure adequate funding for our 2012 Republican election efforts here in Delaware. I urge you to become part of the team and to become part of the solution – together we can, and we must, Win Back Delaware. Click here to make a secure on-line contribution to the new “Winning Back Delaware Fund”.

Finally, as a courtesy reminder, we are still accepting memberships in our new “Chairman’s Club”. This is a brand new Chairman’s Club, and everyone is welcome to join. I am confident that this new effort will be a resounding success, and with your help it will be. To receive more information on our new Chairman’s Club please contact me at

To comment on this newsletter, please e-mail me at

To make a secure on-line donation to the Delaware Republican Party click here.
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                                    Wilmington, DE 19805

To become a Republican Volunteer for Freedom, please contact me at

Thank you for your dedication to our Party and for your support.

Together, we can “Win Back Delaware”!

John Sigler


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