Democratic Party files complaint over GOP-centered contributions

DOVER — The Delaware Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Department of Elections alleging that “anti-worker dark money is trying to buy” state Senate seats. In a release this week, the party accused businessman Chris Kenny of illegally coordinating with three Republican state senators and “single-handedly trying to buy the Delaware State Senate” […]

Veterans among those who could be affected by ACA repeal

DOVER — Tens of millions of Americans could soon lose their health care or be forced to pay more for coverage if the Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act, and millions of veterans would be among those hit hard, participants in a virtual forum emphasized today. Hosted by votevets.org, which describes itself as […]

Unemployment rate keeps dropping but remains more than double the level from one year ago

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate dropped for the fourth straight month but still far exceeds the unemployment level from one year ago. As of last month, 8.2% of Delawareans in the labor force were out of work. That’s down from 15.9% in May but more than twice the September 2019 rate of 3.9%, according to […]

Blunt Rochester and Murphy go head-to-head in virtual debate

Republican House nominee Lee Murphy aligned himself with President Donald Trump and the GOP orthodoxy on a range of issues Wednesday night, standing diametrically opposed to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester. The two candidates squared off virtually for an hour in the University of Delaware’s biennial election debate, fielding questions from a moderator about key issues […]

Carney, Murray spar on COVID restrictions, education at debate

DOVER — Sharply differing viewpoints from Democratic Gov. John Carney and Republican challenger Julianne Murray were on display during a debate Tuesday, particularly in regard to the pandemic. Held by the University of Delaware every general election cycle, this year’s debate took place virtually because of COVID-19. Gov. Carney and Ms. Murray took turns answering […]

Gubernatorial and congressional candidates to face off today and Wednesday

Candidates for governor and the U.S. House of Representatives will square off in the latest edition of the University of Delaware’s biennial debates. Hosted by the Center for Political Communication and Delaware Public Media, the debates will take place virtually this year. Today, Democratic Gov. John Carney and Republican challenger Julianne Murray will take questions […]

Lawsuit targets DelDOT over Del. 1 access at South Frederica

DOVER — A longtime Kent County lawyer is suing the Department of Transportation over access to several properties in the Frederica area that are planned for development. At issue are two parcels of land located directly across Del. 1 from the DE Turf sports complex. Totaling about 11.7 acres, the land was purchased by DelDOT […]

GOP senator criticizes chairman of revenue panel for campaign donations

DOVER — The Delaware Senate minority leader is calling on the head of the panel that sets the state’s revenue forecasts to resign over campaign contributions. Mike Houghton, who has chaired the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council since 2017, has given tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and campaigns over the years. […]

Long, strange seven months since first COVID case

DOVER — Everything changed March 11. That day, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus to be a pandemic, the NBA suspended its season and Delaware announced its first COVID-19 case. The United States had only seen a few coronavirus deaths to that point, but as the virus quickly spread, totals skyrocketed. Three weeks later, more […]

Polarized politics: GOP dips as Democrats take state control

DOVER — Let’s wind the clocks back 20 years, to the eve of the 2000 general election. The iPod was still a concept, Michael Jordan was enjoying his second retirement and Delaware was considered a moderate state. At the time, the state Senate was controlled by the Democratic Party, with the House of Representatives held […]

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