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.

Coons to vote for Iran nuclear deal

DOVER — U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., announced Tuesday he supports the Iran nuclear deal. With his vote, the Obama White House needs just one more senator to sustain a veto on an expected Republican rejection. Admitting the deal was not as strong as he would like, Sen. Coons nonetheless proclaimed his support, saying he […]

Former Wyoming mayor to seek U.S. House seat

DOVER — Former Wyoming Mayor Hans Reigle said Wednesday he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives next year as a Republican.

He held a seat on town council from 2002-04 and then was elected mayor in 2005, a position he held until 2007.