With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West Virginia and Georgia hold primaries. On […]

Commentary: Bernie’s move will influence Biden

By Frank Daniels As we begin to possibly see the light at the end of the tunnel with the coronavirus pandemic, politics will once again start creeping into our lives.  The announcement by Bernie Sanders to suspend his campaign, yet stay on the ballet to accumulate more delegates, is a very loud signal that he […]

Letter to the Editor: A disappointing Democratic political event

A widely covered six-governor news teleconference regarding the coronaviris crisis and putting the country back to work was held on April 13. Hosted by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the event was touted in the opening statement as governors acting in unison on when to safely return to normalcy. His fellow Democratic governors of […]

Obama to endorse Biden in video today

WASHINGTON— Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden in a video on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. “I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said in a nearly 12- minute video, […]

Joe Biden’s next big decision: Choosing a running mate

Joe Biden faces the most important decision of his five-decade political career: choosing a vice president. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee expects to name a committee to vet potential running mates next week, according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal plans. Biden, a […]

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON— Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up. The Vermont […]

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and a video posted to Twitter, Gabbard offered her full support to former Vice President […]

Sanders reassessing his campaign after three more Biden wins

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic presidential race upended by the coronavirus. The Vermont senator’s campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said Sanders “is going to be having conversations with supporters […]

Only Sanders, Biden left in Delaware Democratic primary

Clarification for readers In last Sunday’s Delaware State News, we stated that subscription rates would be increasing. The intent was to show we planned to increase home delivery rates, but the rates printed were the existing rates instead of the adjusted rates. We apologize for the confusion we caused our readers. We are now taking […]

Speak Out: Bloomberg drops out

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more than $500 million of his own fortune into the campaign. […]