Coons, Blunt Rochester win handily

DOVER — Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester both coasted to victory Tuesday night, securing another all-Democratic congressional delegation for Delaware for two more years. Sen. Coons defeated far-right Republican nominee Lauren Witzke and two minor party hopefuls, pulling in 59%, with 436 of 439 precincts reporting. Rep. Blunt Rochester triumphed over GOP […]

Blunt Rochester closing offices, holding telephone town hall

DOVER — Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester will host a telephone town hall on the coronavirus Tuesday night. The event will take place from 7 to 8 and will include Delaware Divison of Public Health Director Karyl Rattay. The telephone town hall is free and open to all. Click here to sign up to receive a […]

Letter to the Editor: No raise for Congress

Wow, first six months in and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wants a pay raise. Do like the people on Social Security have been doing for last 10 years. When we got one, you took it back and then the rest didn’t even cover increases to supplement prescription plans. Let alone the ones at the grocery store. Do […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Taking back Congress

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to or posted online under the stories at 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 […]