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 […]

Turnout booming in Cheswold as candidates greet voters

CHESWOLD — The Cheswold Fire Hall was packed with voters Tuesday morning, requiring a police officer to direct traffic due to the sheer number of visitors. Dozens of people stood outside the building awaiting their turns, flanked by candidates and their supporters. The day was crisp but not too cold, a stark contrast from the […]

Candidates for 34th District square off over COVID, voting, climate change and more

DOVER — Delaware should reopen now and not require people to wear a mask in public, trusting most will act cautiously and wisely, Rep. Lyndon Yearick said Wednesday. Participating in a virtual debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Kent County and several other organizations, the two candidates for the 34th Representative District […]

Blunt Rochester and Murphy go head-to-head in virtual debate

Republican House nominee Lee Murphy aligned himself with President Donald Trump and the GOP orthodoxy on a range of issues Wednesday night, standing diametrically opposed to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester. The two candidates squared off virtually for an hour in the University of Delaware’s biennial election debate, fielding questions from a moderator about key issues […]

Gubernatorial and congressional candidates to face off today and Wednesday

Candidates for governor and the U.S. House of Representatives will square off in the latest edition of the University of Delaware’s biennial debates. Hosted by the Center for Political Communication and Delaware Public Media, the debates will take place virtually this year. Today, Democratic Gov. John Carney and Republican challenger Julianne Murray will take questions […]

Poll says Biden, Carney, congressional delegation set to coast to victory here

DOVER — Unsurprisingly, Joe Biden, along with a slate of Democrats running for statewide offices in Delaware, hold commanding leads ahead of Nov. 3’s election. A poll conducted late last month and released today by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication has 54% of likely voters in the First State backing former Vice […]

Sen. Coons skipping UD debate

DOVER — Sen. Chris Coons will not be taking part in the University of Delaware’s biennial debate. The university’s Center for Political Communication announced Monday night that Sen. Coons, a Democrat seeking reelection, has opted against participating in the Oct. 14 candidate faceoff against Republican nominee Lauren Witzke. In a statement Tuesday, Sen. Coons’ campaign […]

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, […]