Candidates meet in first debate after primary

DOVER — Differences between the Republican and Democratic nominees for statewide office were on stark display Tuesday in the first debate following this month’s primary election. Featuring the major-party candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, the forum took place one week after voters picked their nominees for […]

UPDATE: Witzke defends posts: GOP leader Brady calls comments ‘tasteless and offensive’

MILFORD — Following a torrent of negative reactions — from Democrats and Republicans — to comments that U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke made on the death of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on social media Friday, the Republican candidate stood behind her assertions Sunday. Ms. Witzke took aim at Justice Ginsburg’s stance […]

Candidates limited by pandemic during campaign

DOVER — Ask just about any politician and they’ll tell you how important voter contact is. Retail politics — knocking on doors, shaking hands, speaking face-to-face — are perhaps even more crucial in Delaware, where voters can reasonably hope to interact with many candidates and officeholders given the state’s size and the close-knit nature of […]

Editors will view 2020 vote as ‘election week’

DOVER — Notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** As we approach Nov. 3, it is growing more and more evident that we will not be able to put together a front page with a bold headline naming the winner of the presidential election on Election Day. The Associated Press and other experienced […]

Schaeffer won’t face rematch as Burton declines write-in

LEWES — It appears there won’t be a write-in effort so Republican primary winner Mark Schaeffer will not face a rematch with Irwin “I.G.” Burton III in November’s General Election for the District 3 Sussex County Council seat. Mr. Burton, who fell 44 votes short in the Sept. 15 Republican primary, informed supporters he will […]

Sussex County primary vote results officially certified

GEORGETOWN — Polls across Delaware in the 2020 primary elections Tuesday, Sept. 15 night closed on or a little past 8 p.m., if voters were already waiting in line. Statewide, final “unofficial” results from the 436 precincts were posted on the state Department of Elections website about 3 1/2 hours later. For candidates in close […]

Letter to the Editor: Dover councilman supports Ennis for Senate

My observation as a newsman in my first career is that elected officials are either politicians seeking power or statesmen. A statesman or stateswoman places the public’s interest above special interest groups. Sen. Bruce Ennis, D-Smyrna, earned the title of statesman during his long career. That is why it is not surprising that he sponsored […]

Letter to the Editor: Moskowitz, Persinger right choices for Dewey Beach

I am asking for your vote. And if you choose to vote for a second commissioner, vote Gary Persinger. We are first and second on the ballot, so it’s as simple as a one-two punch: Vote to re-elect Commissioners David Moskowitz and Gary Persinger. I have worked with Gary on numerous items these past few […]

Primary election results offer glimpse of possible futures

DOVER — In some ways, Tuesday’s Delaware primary was an encapsulation of the state of American politics. Turnout set a record, reflecting interest from voters of both major parties. A slate of diverse progressives won, with four of them knocking off incumbents, including the leading lawmaker in the state Senate. A candidate campaigning over anger […]

QOTD: How was your voting experience?

Tuesday’s primary set a record for turnout. If you voted, did your experience change your plans on how you will vote in the General Election on Nov. 3?