Senator Chris Coons threw parties at which cocaine was present in addition to wild drinking and petty crime, according to two former classmates of the Delaware Democrat.
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Coons attended the wealthy Tower Hill prep school in Wilmington, Delaware, where he graduated with the class of 1981. Coons’ mother married the Gore-Tex waterproof clothing magnate. After moving into a massive ten-thousand square foot mansion, Coons’ mother and stepfather would head to Europe while Coons would host “wild ragers” with “booze kegs” and “white powder.”
“Women were everywhere in bikinis,” recalled a former Tower Hill classmate of Coons.
Coons gave an interview with the newspaper at his alma mater, and remembers: “Going to football training camp the summer before my freshman year was a harrowing experience—it was a new school, a new culture, a new group of guys—but some of my closest friends through high school, college and into today came out of that experience.”
“I worked harder in high school than I did at Amherst College or at Yale Law School, and if I hadn’t had Tower Hill, I don’t think I would have made it through either,” Coons said.
The New Republic reported: “Coons, who had grown up wealthy and connected in Delaware, might well have followed this route. His mother was married to Robert Gore, whose family founded the company that makes Gore-Tex.”
BLP will update this story upon receiving response from Senator Chris Coons’ Washington office.
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