Delaware leaders join supporters of McCain

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential exploratory committee today announced that Rep. Mike Castle and Delaware Speaker of the House Terry Spence have joined the Arizona Senator’s team and will serve as the exploratory committee’s leadership team in Delaware.

Rep. Castle, a former two-term Governor of Delaware, is currently serving a record eighth term as the state’s only member in the U.S. House of Representatives and will chair the exploratory committee in the state.

"I know John McCain to be a passionate leader who has a profound understanding of how to get things accomplished," said Rep. Castle. "I am honored to help his efforts in Delaware."

Speaker Terry Spence was elected to represent the 18th District in the Delaware House of Representatives in 1980 and selected as speaker in 1987. Since that time, Spence has become the longest serving Speaker of the Delaware House in state assembly history. Spence will serve as the co-chairman of Senator McCain’s exploratory committee in Delaware.

"This country needs a serious leader to confront the challenges we face and John McCain is just that man," said Speaker Spence. "Senator McCain is a man of integrity and vision, and I look forward to working on his behalf."

Senator John McCain said that having the support and counsel of these Delaware leaders will be a great benefit to the exploratory committee. "Mike and Terry have earned the respect of Delaware voters and I am proud to have them on my side," said Senator McCain. "I look forward to their insight and counsel as we move forward."