Letter to the Editor: Democrats’ end game

Our elections are becoming a joke. Suppose that the Ravens or Redskins didn’t like the results of the game where they lost by points in overtime, could they call for a recount, stating that someone didn’t count the score correctly? Possibly they didn’t have enough time? What are we teaching the next generation? That if […]

Voter turnout for midterm election highest in over 20 years

DOVER — Slightly more than 52 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 2018 midterm, blowing past 2014’s participation rate of 37 percent. It was the first midterm to have a majority of voters participate since 1994. While a detailed breakdown of turnout won’t be available for weeks, if not months, it’s clear turnout […]

After a big election for Democrats, what’s next for GOP?

GEORGETOWN — At Return Day 2014, two days after the most recent midterm election before this year, optimism was in the air among Republicans. The national party had just won back the Senate, while the Delaware GOP had gained a statewide seat and ended a Democratic supermajority in the state Senate. This time around, things […]

Unique Sussex tradition rekindled with successful Return Day

GEORGETOWN — City of Milford Mayor Archie Campbell credits his sharp aim to genetics. Milford’s newly elected mayor on his first of two attempts claimed top honors in the Mayor’s Hatchet Toss — an early-morning spectacle on Sussex County Return Day that preceded festivities and the festive parade that showcased tradition and several marquee attractions. […]

Commentary: The more things don’t change, the more they stay the same

In 1992, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton ran on a platform of “change.” He used the word a lot. His first campaign slogan was “for people for change.” “Change” here, “change” there, “change” everywhere and all the time. I found the “change” theme kind of odd coming from Clinton. At the time he ran, his […]

Sound Off Delaware: Blue wave in Delaware

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Democrats claimed the two open statewide offices Tuesday and knocked off Treasurer Ken Simpler on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the Republican Party. • It’s kind of sad that reality in […]

Trump celebrates GOP gains, threatens House Democrats

WASHINGTON — As Washington came to grips with its new divided reality, President Donald Trump on Wednesday reveled in his party’s Senate victories, mocked members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support and even suggested he may be able to govern more effectively after losing a chamber of Congress. Trump faces […]

Democrats sweep statewide offices

WILMINGTON — Democrats claimed the two open statewide offices and knocked off Treasurer Ken Simpler on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the Republican Party. Kathy Jennings will be the next attorney general of Delaware, while Kathy McGuiness will be the new state auditor. In the biggest headline among the three races, Colleen Davis defeated […]

Democrats add one House seat, defeat GOP minority whip

WILMINGTON — Twelve new members of the state House of Representatives were elected Tuesday night. Democrats gained one seat, stretching their lead to 26-15. Krista Griffith took out House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson, the longest-serving member of the House, garnering 53.1 percent of the vote in the 12th Representative District. Rep. Hudson had spent 24 […]

Democrats increase lead in state Senate, 12-9

WILMINGTON — The state Senate remains under Democratic control. Not only did the party hold off an attempt by the Republicans to flip the chamber but Laura Sturgeon defeated Minority Whip Greg Lavelle in the 4th Senatorial District. Coupled with Democrats triumphing in the open 17th Senatorial District and defending two other seats, and the […]