As rain falls, Delaware voters pour into polls

This post will be updated throughout the day. Election polls close at 8 p.m. * * * * * * In Leipsic late this afternoon,  Ronnette Brown lamented “all the negative ads coming from the White House, which is destroying our country. Times are so scary with all the hate that are dragging us down. […]

Tuesday’s election could be historic in Delaware

DOVER — When Delaware voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will have a chance to reshape the state’s politics — at least in the short term, Republicans can vote Sen. Tom Carper out of office, ending an eight-year run of an entirely Democratic congressional delegation and can flip the state Senate to the GOP […]

Blunt Rochester expected to coast to a second term

DOVER — Scott Walker has been officially disavowed by his party. He’s raised no money. Among political insiders and observers, he’s practically a laughingstock, the mere mention of his name a reminder that this guy somehow won a Republican primary. His opponent, Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, has said the right things about not taking […]

Q&A: State auditor candidates address the issues

Name: Kathleen K. McGuiness Party: Democrat Office seeking: State auditor of accounts Age: 51 Occupation: Certified fraud examiner, licensed pharmacist, licensed Realtor Family: Married with three children Elective experience: I am serving my 17th year as an elected Rehoboth Beach commissioner, serving on Rehoboth’s Personnel, Tourism, Budget and Finance committees.   Name: James Spadola Party: […]

Get to know the candidates before you go to the polls

DOVER — Election Day is just 16 days away. Do you know the candidates? There is still plenty of time for you to make informed decisions, starting today with Delaware State News reporter Matt Bittle’s story on the race for U.S. Senate and complementary questions and answers. The U.S. Senate race is at the top […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jeff Hall for Levy Court commissioner

I am writing in support of Jeff Hall for Levy Court commissioner for Kent County Levy Court’s 2nd District. I have known Jeff for several years through serving as a member of his engineering technologies advisory board. Through my work in the local manufacturing sector, I’ve watched Jeff thoughtfully align his technical programs to meet […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There’s a reason women don’t talk about sexual assault

Why don’t women tell they have been sexually abused or raped? Because men don’t get it. From the beginning of time, men have been the aggressor, the “hunters,” the ruler of their “kingdom,” big or small. Women have, for hundreds of years, been considered property to be owned. There have been cartoons of cavemen conquering […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Levy Court president supports Terry Pepper

  In the 2018 election for the At Large Commissioner for Kent County, I fully support Terry Pepper. Terry, now serving as vice president, has done outstanding service to all the residents of Kent County. He performs well under pressure and is resistant to any pressure to raise taxes or create circumstances that would negatively […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Forum shows difference between 36th RD candidates

The Lincoln Civic Association Candidate Forum between Bryan Shupe and his opponent Don Allan highlighted the differences between these two individuals running for State Representative in the 36th District. Shupe, former mayor and small business owner, outperformed Allan in every aspect of the debate from experience, knowledge of state issues and his approach to taking […]

Don Allan is a candidate for the people in lower Delaware

My name is Don Allan, and I am running for State Representative in Delaware’s 36th District, which straddles Milton and Milford. I would like to introduce myself and explain why I am running for office as a first-time candidate. I am a husband, father, and second-generation carpenter. I understand the financial struggles facing hard-working Delawareans […]