Posted: Nov. 20, 2003

LITTLE ROCK -- General Wesley Clark has announced today the official launch of Clark for President, Delaware. Clark for President plans to campaign vigorously throughout Delaware, including all three counties and the City of Wilmington. 

The campaign will be led by the Delaware for Clark Leadership Committee, whose initial members include Delaware State Senator David Sokola (8th District), former Chairman of the Delaware Democratic Party Samuel L. Shipley, and Parliamentarian of the Delaware Democratic Party Chuck Durante. 

John Oldfield will head up the operations of the campaign as State Director. 

“For the first time in recent electoral history, there will be a real primary campaign waged in Delaware in early 2004. We have a campaign office up and running in Trolley Square, Wilmington, an excellent start to our Clark Leadership Committee, a motivated operations and field team, and the most compelling candidate to lead this country. We look forward to campaigning very actively throughout the state over the next several weeks and months,” John Oldfield stated. 

“We have already begun campaigning around the state, and have received a very cordial reception from Delaware Democrats, elected officials and party leaders. We look forward to taking General Clark's message to all Delaware voters: Democrats, Republicans and independents.” 

Sam Shipley, a prominent member of the Clark Leadership Committee, added “I think that General Clark’s message of leadership, accountability and public service resonates well among the electorate in Delaware. Clark’s personal experience and success as a 34- year veteran of the military, retiring as a Four Star General, unquestionably make him the right person to properly wage the war against terrorism. I am also confident he will make the right decisions on the home front to turn this economy around. Delaware has suffered economically over the past years during the Bush administration and we need strong, committed leadership in Washington to recover.” 

Ann Exline Starr, State Volunteer Coordinator, added “We are very excited by the commitment and passion of our Delaware volunteers, and those joining us from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and DC. They are all chomping at the bit to campaign with us as the First State prepares for one of the first primaries.” 

The Clark for President, Delaware office is now open for business at 1823 W. 16th Street (corner of 16th and Lincoln) in Wilmington. The website is