Carper withstands challenge, wins Dem nomination

WILMINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper held off a challenge from the left Thursday in a race that drew national attention. The longtime politician defeated community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris by pulling in 64.6 percent of the vote to earn the Democratic Party nod as he seeks his fourth term in the Senate. He will face […]

Arlett wins U.S. Senate primary by comfortable margin

WILMINGTON — Rob Arlett won the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate Thursday, pulling in about 67 percent of the vote. He will face sitting U.S. Sen. Tom Carper in November’s general election. Mr. Arlett defeated Gene Truono and Roque De La Fuente, an afterthought candidate who lives in California. Mr. Truono garnered about 28 […]

Dems nominate McGuiness for auditor, Jennings for attorney general

WILMINGTON — Kathy Jennings, a veteran of the Delaware Department of Justice, handily won a four-way primary for the Democratic nomination for attorney general, while Rehoboth Beach commissioner Kathy McGuiness defeated two other Democrats to claim the party’s nod for auditor. Meanwhile, Scott Walker triumphed over Lee Murphy, 53 to 47 percent, to earn the […]

Democratic attorney general candidates push for reform

DOVER — Attorney general candidate Chris Johnson repeatedly went after fellow candidate Kathy Jennings at a forum for the four Democratic hopefuls Wednesday, calling her a hypocrite and a bad boss. Held at Delaware State University by DSU, the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware and the Coalition for Smart Justice Delaware, the event offered […]

Carney signs bill expunging some pot convictions

DOVER — Mandatory expungements for some individuals convicted of possessing or using small amounts of marijuana before the state decriminalized pot in 2015 became law Wednesday with Gov. John Carney’s signature. But, the measure only applies in instances where the marijuana charge is a person’s only criminal conviction. An expungement seals a criminal record, effectively […]

31st Rep. District: Democrats Lynn and Taylor square off in rematch of 2014

DOVER — In 2014, with Rep. Darryl Scott retiring from the 31st Representative District, two Democrats competed for the party’s nod for the office. Sean Lynn, then a Dover city councilman, beat former Dover police officer Ralph Taylor, garnering about 61 percent of the vote in the primary. He went on to win election and […]

Republicans aim to end the Dems’ hold over 31st Rep. District

DOVER — No legislative district in Kent County has a higher percentage of registered Democrats than the 31st Representative District, which has been represented by Democrats for the past decade. Both David Anderson and Jean Dowding think they can change that, but first, they’ll compete against one another Sept. 6 for the right to take […]

Delaware attorney general hopeful Jennings dominates in fundraising

  DOVER — Attorney general candidate Kathy Jennings, who is competing in a primary with three other Democrats next month, has raised nearly $411,000 this year, more than three times greater than what her opponents combined have collected. Financial disclosure reports for candidates competing in the Sept. 6 election were due to the Department of […]

State Board of Education sees turnover in recent months

DOVER — The State Board of Education has a new look. Five of its seven voting members were newly confirmed by the Senate this year, including three approved at the end of June, and more change is coming. The board has been searching for an executive director since Donna Johnson left the post in April, […]

GOP Senate candidates bash Carper, praise Trump

DOVER — The two Republican candidates for a U.S. Senate nomination competed with each other Tuesday over who is the biggest supporter of President Trump and the strongest critic of Sen. Tom Carper with each seeking to convince GOP voters to pick him in the primary election Sept. 6. Running for the seat held for […]