2020 primary likely shatters turnout record, governor says

DOVER — Delaware’s primary election likely will set records for turnout, Gov. John Carney said Tuesday afternoon. During his weekly briefing, Gov. Carney said 2020 “probably will be the highest turnout primary vote that we’ve had in the state of Delaware,” with mail-in voting alone almost surpassing the prior mark. Approximately 83,000 Democrats and 38,000 […]

Gubernatorial surveys

The Delaware State News presents profiles on the Republican and Democratic candidates governor. Surveys were not returned by Republican candidates David Bosco and Scott Walker and Democratic candidate David Lamar Williams Jr. Republican Name: Colin Bonini Age: 55 Residence: Camden Family: Wife, love of my life Melissa Relevant experience: State senator and successful business owner […]

With less than a month until the primary, campaign funds are pouring in

DOVER — Gubernatorial hopeful Julianne Murray outraised her Republican competitors through the first eight-and-a-half months of 2020. Campaign finance reports filed with the Department of Elections this week, one month before the Sept. 15 primary, indicate Ms. Murray brought in $65,600 in outside contributions. Six Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination for the governor’s seat, […]

Town of Georgetown election Saturday

GEORGETOWN — One contested Town Council race punctuates Georgetown’s 2020 municipal election Saturday. Council incumbent Bob Holston faces challenger Penuel Barrett for the 4th Ward council term. Mayor Bill West and 3rd Ward council candidate Angela Townsend are unopposed in the election. Voting Saturday is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Georgetown Town Hall, […]

Delaware officials praise Harris VP pick

DOVER — Delaware officials spoke approvingly of former Vice President Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris, a senator from California, to join him on the Democratic ticket as his running mate. Elected officials such the governor and members of the U.S. congressional delegation, all of whom are Democrats, praised the selection as wise and expressed […]

Group plans to spend $1 million opposing Delaware governor’s reelection

DOVER — A group formed to pressure the state over Chancery Court rulings has pledged to spend at least $1 million on ads opposing Gov. John Carney’s reelection campaign. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware, an organization created after Chancery Court in 2015 ordered the constantly bickering owners of the translation services company TransPerfect to sell […]

Hong Kong postpones legislative elections by a year, citing coronavirus

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a worsening coronavirus outbreak in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The Hong Kong government is invoking an emergency ordinance in delaying the elections. Lam said the government has the support of the […]

Sen. McBride denies claims of residency issues ahead of primary election

DOVER — Long the subject of rumors about his residency, the highest-ranking member of the Senate is pushing back. President Pro Tempore David McBride, a New Castle Democrat who has represented the 13th Senatorial District since 1980, was recently accused of not actually living in his district. Sen. McBride, who has a primary challenge in […]

Georgetown candidates tackle issues at forum

GEORGETOWN — Four candidates who will fill three town of Georgetown governmental seats took the stage Tuesday evening in an outdoor public forum sponsored by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Ward 4 council candidates Penuel Barrett and incumbent Bob Holston and unchallenged candidates Angela Townsend (Ward 3 council) and incumbent Mayor Bill West responded […]

Delaware adds to the record number of LGBTQ candidates running for office in US

NEW YORK — The number of openly LGBTQ elected officials in the United States has more than doubled in the past four years — and those ranks could soon grow, thanks to a record field of LGBTQ candidates this year, according to new data from an advocacy and research group. The LGBTQ Victory Institute’s Out […]