SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Taking back Congress

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. Readers reacted to a Tuesday letter to the editor by Rebecca Scarborough of Frederica who called for voters to “Take back Congress” as a way to “start impeachment proceedings for high crimes […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time for Congress to work together

It is about time that the House and the Senate put on their big boys and girls pants and work together to come up with an immigration bill. I am sick and tired of hearing the Democrats and some Republicans saying they won’t vote on any bill that the GOP puts forth, but they do […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Congressional delegation letting Delaware down

It would be hard to exaggerate the poor representation the people of Delaware — as opposed to special interests — have in the U.S. Congress, but recent episodes might shed light on this ugly reality: It became apparent that Sen. Chris Coons was the only Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee not opposing the […]

Coons shares policy concerns in Delaware State News interview

DOVER — Chris Coons, a Democrat who serves as Delaware’s junior senator, has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. Sen. Coons, who was first elected in 2010 and has championed bipartisanship during his time in Washington, is diametrically opposed to some of the administration’s core policies and believes the country could take a […]

Townsend’s campaign raises $212,000 since mid-September

Sen. Bryan Townsend

DOVER — State Sen. Bryan Townsend’s campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives raised $212,000 from the middle of September to the end of December, a spokesman said Monday. The Newark Democrat announced Sept. 17 he would run for state’s lone seat in the House. The current officeholder, Democratic Rep. John Carney, is running for […]

COMMENTARY: Addressing climate change vital for Delaware

Last week, even in the wake of the attacks on Paris, leaders from across the world gathered there to address the issue of climate change. It’s a testament to the life-altering impact climate change will bring that nations around the world are keeping the issue front-and-center this week. In Delaware, this isn’t just a theoretical […]

Rep. Carney breaks with Democrats on Syrian refugees

Breaking rank with his fellow Democrats, Rep. John Carney said Wednesday he supported a moratorium on young, single Syrian men immigrating to the United States. (Delaware State News file)

DOVER — Rep. John Carney, D-Del., was among the 47 Democrats who broke with the party to support legislation placing additional safeguards on Syrian refugees entering the country. The American SAFE Act of 2015 passed by a vote of 289-137. Just two of the “no” votes came from Republicans. The White House has said President […]

Ex-labor official seeks seat in Congress

Lisa Blunt Rochester, candidate for U.S. House (submitted) by .

DOVER — Former Delaware Secretary of Labor and Personnel Director Lisa Blunt Rochester announced her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, joining an already crowded field. A Wilmington Democrat, she instantly poses a challenge to already declared candidates due to the potential for vote splitting and support from Wilmington residents. She will be […]

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 […]

Bryan Townsend running for Congress

DOVER — Sen. Bryan Townsend, D-Newark, announced Thursday he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

His declaration comes just one day after Rep. John Carney, D-Del., revealed he plans to run for governor, leaving the seat vacant. Sen. Townsend had been considering a run for months but planned to run only if Rep. Carney was not seeking re-election.

He issued a statement around 10 a.m.