Ossoff seals Democrats’ sweep; will be youngest US senator

ATLANTA (AP) — As a teenager, Jon Ossoff was inspired by the pivotal role John Lewis played in the fight for racial equality when the civil rights icon was in his early 20s. He was in awe of Lewis’ life, he told The Associated Press in December, particularly how someone “so young” had achieved such […]

Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly […]

After 2020 successes, Working Families Party to start Delaware chapter

DOVER — In the wake of an election cycle that saw its candidates win five seats in the General Assembly, with four knocking off Democratic incumbents, the Working Families Party plans to establish an official chapter in Delaware. The group, which describes itself as a diverse coalition of “regular people coming together across our differences […]

Democratic Party chairman stepping down to join New Castle government

DOVER — The Delaware Democratic Party announced Wednesday that Chairman Erik Raser-Schramm will be stepping down next week to join New Castle County government. Mr. Raser-Schramm, who was first selected to lead the party in 2017, will be replaced by Vice Chairwoman Elizabeth Maron until the term concludes in June. “Winning elections is obviously the […]

Democratic Party files complaint over GOP-centered contributions

DOVER — The Delaware Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Department of Elections alleging that “anti-worker dark money is trying to buy” state Senate seats. In a release this week, the party accused businessman Chris Kenny of illegally coordinating with three Republican state senators and “single-handedly trying to buy the Delaware State Senate” […]

Democratic primary results

Polls closed at 8 p.m. The following are the unofficial results from the Department of Elections as districts report: 420 of 436 Precincts Reporting – Incumbent U.S. Senate: Chris Coons* 73.17%, Jess Scarane 26.31% Governor: John Carney* 84.98%, David L. Williams Jr. 15.02% Insurance commissioner: Trinidad Navarro* 64.14%, Kayode Abegunde 35.86% Kent County Levy Court […]

Biden hits campaign trail, blames Trump for city violence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Declaring President Donald Trump a “toxic presence,” Joe Biden forcefully condemned the violence at recent protests while also blaming Trump for fomenting the divide that’s sparking it. “He doesn’t want to shed light, he wants to generate heat, and he’s stoking violence in our cities,” Biden said Monday. “He can’t stop the […]

Biden accepts challenge: Takes Democratic nomination, eyes Trump

WILMINGTON — The Democratic National Convention may be over, but Delaware’s time in the spotlight is just beginning. The fourth and final day of the convention wrapped up Thursday, with Joe Biden officially accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination for president and making his case to the American people. Carrying the theme of “America’s Promise,” the […]

Democrats make it official, nominate Biden to take on Trump

NEW YORK — Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as their 2020 presidential nominee Tuesday night, as party officials and activists from across the nation gave the former vice president their overwhelming support during his party’s all-virtual national convention. The moment marked a political high point for Biden, who had sought the presidency twice before and […]

Left and not-so-left unite against Trump at DNC convention

NEW YORK — Joe Biden introduced the breadth of his political coalition to a nation in crisis Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, giving voice to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the related economic downturn and police violence and featuring both progressive Democrats and Republicans united against President Donald Trump’s reelection. In taped excerpts […]