Delaware Senate special election slated for Feb. 25

DOVER — A special election that will decide control of the state Senate has been set for Saturday, Feb. 25. Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long made the announcement Tuesday while the Senate was in session. Democrat Stephanie Hansen will face Republican John Marino for the 10th District seat, vacant since Jan. 17, when Lt. Gov. Hall-Long […]

It’s official! Delaware casts three votes for Clinton

DOVER — Delaware formally cast its three electoral votes for Hillary Clinton on Monday, making her the first woman to receive electoral votes for president as the nominee of a major party. Mrs. Clinton, a Democrat, won Delaware’s votes by garnering 53.4 percent of the state’s popular vote on Nov. 8, but she was not […]

It’s official: Delaware’s electoral votes given to Clinton

DOVER — Hillary Clinton is the winner of the Electoral College presidential vote in Delaware. Delaware’s three Democratic Party electors officially cast their ballots for Clinton on Monday at an Electoral College gathering at Legislative Hall. Lydia York, Linda Cavanaugh and Lynn Fuller all voted for Clinton, as expected, giving her the state’s three electoral […]

Togetherness is in the air at Return Day

  GEORGETOWN — Unity was the theme in Sussex County Thursday as Delaware’s elected officials gathered for the biennial festival of Return Day. The Republicans dealt the Democrats a major blow Tuesday by knocking off Senate President Pro Tempore Patricia Blevins, but in the spirit of Return Day, politicians from all parties preached cooperation as […]

Return Day tradition helps politicians put aside ill will

GEORGETOWN — In Sussex County today party leaders will symbolically do what President-elect Donald Trump and runner-up Hillary Clinton offered in speeches Wednesday. It’s time to bury the hatchet. For more than 200 years, Return Day has been a post-election tradition in Sussex County. After the parade in which Delaware’s winners and losers ride together […]

Donald Trump will become president

NEW YORK CITY — Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. Addressing his supporters and the nation at 3 a.m., he said Hillary Clinton had called to congratulate him. “Sorry to keep you waiting … complicated business,” he said to the crowd. “I have just received a call from Secretary Clinton,” […]

Carney finally reaches goal of governor

  WILMINGTON — Eight years after a tight loss in a primary election left him questioning his next steps, John Carney has been elected governor. The Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives the past six years, defeated Republican Colin Bonini, pulling in 58.3 percent of the votes, out of approximately 425,000 […]

Incumbents Banta, Sweeney win Levy Court seats

  DOVER — Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Brooks Banta knew he would be serving his sixth consecutive Levy Court term. He won the 1st District race with nearly 60 percent of the vote. Democrat George “Jody” Sweeney also held off Republican challenger John Sigler in the 5th District. Mr. Banta, also a Democrat, and Mr. […]

Rochester makes Delaware history as congresswoman

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, Ms. Rochester defeated former Wyoming mayor and military veteran Hans Reigle, a Republican. For the first time in more than […]

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 […]