LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Retire party endorsements

On May 5, 2010 the 14th District Democratic Committee unanimously approved the following endorsement policy: “Given that the Democratic candidates for office are typically highly committed and effective leaders, it shall be the general policy of the 14th District Democratic Committee not to endorse nor recommend for endorsement Democratic candidates running in primary elections.” The […]

Arlett announces candidacy for U.S. Senate

DOVER — Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett announced Monday he will run for the U.S. Senate, making him the second Republican officially trying to unseat U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., later this year. Mr. Arlett, elected to the county council in 2014, was chairman of President Trump’s state campaign in 2016. Calling Sen. Carper “out […]

Democratic AG candidate announces plan to run

  DOVER — Former high-ranking Delaware Department of Justice official Tim Mullaney Sr. announced Thursday he is running for attorney general. Mr. Mullaney, who previously served as a U.S. marshal and the DOJ chief of staff, will seek the seat being vacated by Matt Denn, who revealed in August he will not campaign for a […]

Poppiti pushes proposals for elder care, pardons

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a weeklong series about the candidates running for lieutenant governor in the Sept. 13 primary. DOVER — The list of Delaware political candidates who have acted alongside A-list film stars is assuredly a very short one, and while movie experience is not particularly relevant for governing, it can’t […]

Lone legislator seeking lieutenant governor’s office says experience key

DOVER — In Bethany Hall-Long’s eyes, what sets her apart from the other five Democrats running for lieutenant governor is clear: experience. A member of the General Assembly since 2002 and the sole candidate for the office from the legislature, she has leaned heavily on that experience as she seeks to differentiate herself from her […]

Gubernatorial candidate Carney says he will promote ‘innovative’ economy

DOVER — Gubernatorial candidate John Carney, Delaware’s sole representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, will take a deep look at state spending, simplify the “tax and regulatory environment,” hand more educational control to teachers and work to cultivate an “innovative” culture to enable the state to succeed in a changing economy, he said Monday. […]

Presidential primary voting continues until 8 p.m.

Delaware polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 tonight. (Delaware State News/Andrew West)

DOVER — Polls opened at 7 a.m. today for Delaware Democrats and Republicans to vote for their party’s candidate in the 2016 presidential primary. Voters have until 8 tonight to make their selection. Return here after the polls close for results. Delaware Democrats will send 31 delegates to the national convention in Philadelphia while Republicans […]

Presidential primary registration date is Friday

VOTE 1 COL by .

DOVER — Delawareans planning to change their political affiliation for the state’s presidential primary must do so by Friday. Because Delaware has a closed primary, Republicans can only vote for a Republican and Democrats can only vote for a Democrat. Those who belong to another party cannot vote. Anyone looking to change their registration can […]

Former state representative seeking old seat

VOTE 1 COL by .

WILMINGTON — Former state Rep. Dennis E. Williams filed for his old seat in the 10th Representative District Thursday. A Democrat, Mr. Williams held the seat from 2008 to 2014 before being defeated by Rep. Sean Matthews in a primary. “Since leaving office in 2014, many neighbors, as well as business and community leaders have […]

Second Delaware Democrat wants to go to Congress

DOVER — The dominoes are falling. State Rep. Bryon Short, D-Arden, announced Thursday he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives, eight days after the current officeholder declared he plans to campaign for governor. Rep. Short, a member of the General Assembly since a 2007 special election, had been rumored to be a possible […]