Independent voters of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic Region, and America: there’s a new candidate for U.S. Senate who may deserve your attention.
Alexander Pires, an attorney and business owner declared his candidacy for US Senate in Delaware last week, running as an Independent. He did so on FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren’s “On The Record,” as he’s known Van Susteren for years as a personal friend. Click through for the video, but in short, Pires is running on a largely populist platform against Democratic Senator Tom Carper, a 36-year incumbent. In fact, he’s gone so far as to name his website 36YearsIsEnough.com. On his whirlwind tour through the Delaware media last week, he also made an impassioned 40 minute long radio appearance discussing his political views, the skeletons in his closet, and taking calls from listeners. At the end, the host called it “his favorite political interview in 29 years of reporting.” How’s that for a political debut?
Pires is against Big Banks (and campaign contributions from them), wants term limits and pay cuts for the Senate, and is the kind of fiery personality that stands a chance to connect with voters in such a small state as Delaware. Stranger things have happened recently in Delaware: Christine O’Donnell won the Republican U.S. Senate primary (before she was a witch) and voters unseated longtime incumbent Congressman Mike Castle just two short years ago.
Pires looks to be no slouch. As an attorney, he’s won big class action lawsuits for farmers against various branches of the Federal Government, and as a business owner, he runs several popular establishments in Dewey Beach, Delaware’s answer to the Jersey Shore. It remains to be seen what becomes his Independent candidacy for the Senate, but with his personality, resources, and take-no-prisoners attitude, Delaware’s two party establishment may be in for a bumpy ride with Mr. Pires.