NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The two candidates for governor clashed on unemployment and jobs creation during a debate.
Democratic Gov. Jack Markell and Republican Jeffrey Cragg debated Wednesday night at the University of Delaware in Newark.
Markell said Delaware's unemployment rate, at 6.9 percent, is better than the national average. He pointed to financial companies, energy firms and a refinery opening or expanding in the state and bringing in jobs.
Cragg called Markell's words "spin," saying 30,000 are unemployed and 13,000 are underemployed in the state. He blamed burdensome regulations and said a stable business environment needs to be created.
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