Rochester makes Delaware history as congresswoman

Lisa Blunt Rochester, left, and Bethany Hall-Long celebrate wins for the Democratic Party Tuesday night in Wilmington. Photo by Doug Curran/Special to the Delaware State News WILMINGTON — Lisa Blunt Rochester will become Delaware’s first woman and first African-American to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. Taking 55.5 percent of the vote overall and winning only New Castle,...

Balance of Delaware senate shifts after Blevins loss

WILMINGTON — In a shocking upstate upset, Senate President Pro Tempore Patricia Blevins lost to Republican Anthony Delcollo in Tuesday’s election. The upset gives the GOP one more seat in the Senate, narrowing the gap one seat, 11 to 10. No other incumbent lost Tuesday. However, the Democratic Party is losing another state senator, Bethany Hall-Long, who will become lieutenant governor. Her seat...