Republican primary results

Polls closed at 8 p.m. The following are the unofficial results from the Department of Elections: 436 of 436 Precincts Reporting U.S. Senate: Jim DeMartino 43.11%, Lauren Witzke 56.89% U.S. House: Matthew Morris 26.18%, Lee Murphy 73.82% Governor: Colin Bonini 34.56%, David Bosco 6.6%, Dave Graham 2.79%, Julianne Murray 41.15%, Bryant Richardson 7.69%, Scott Walker […]

Trump’s big night: Expect talk of GOP progress, Dem anarchy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president with a dark convention speech that painted a dystopian portrait of America in decline and he offered a singular solution: himself. As he prepares to deliver his second acceptance speech on Thursday, the president faces a country in crisis, one […]

Brady leads Delaware delegation in nominating Trump for president

DOVER — Wearing a Colonial-style tri-cornered hat with the spotlight shining on her at the Republican National Convention Monday, Jane Brady began with a lesson on Delaware history. “It was a dark and stormy night July 1, 1776 when Caesar Rodney rode his horse (north to) Philadelphia (and arrived on July 2) to break the […]

Republicans nominate Trump to take on Biden in the fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Republican Party formally nominated President Donald Trump for a second term in the White House Monday, one of the first acts of a GOP convention that has been dramatically scaled down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Instead of the thousands of people who were expected to converge on […]

Delaware Republicans take aim at Biden-Harris ticket

WILMINGTON — Delaware Republicans on Wednesday took aim at the start of a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris run for the White House, criticizing purported extreme liberalism that would supposedly hamstring the nation under their leadership. Following the Democratic presentation at A.I. duPont High School in Wilmington, Delaware Republican Party chairwoman Jane Brady acknowledged the historic nature […]

Sussex GOP apologizes after sending endorsement email

DOVER — The Sussex County Republican Party has some egg on its face after an “inappropriately released” email has one GOP candidate crying foul. An email sent to a mailing list by the Sussex GOP Executive Committee Wednesday morning contained basic information about gubernatorial hopeful state Sen. Bryant Richardson, one of six Republicans vying for […]

Trump dismisses virus aid for cities, lashes out at GOP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed Democratic demands to include aid for cash-strapped cities in a new coronavirus relief package and he lashed out at Republicans, saying they should “go back to school” if they reject money for a new FBI headquarters in the nation’s capital. Trump, speaking alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin […]

Unusual state Republican Party convention set for Saturday

DOVER — Delaware Republicans will convene Saturday to endorse statewide candidates and pick their delegates for the national convention, just days after Democrats here did the same. Originally slated for late April, the convention was shifted to July due to COVID-19. The virus also prompted Delaware’s presidential primary election to be moved from April 28 […]

Sussex lawyer Murray entering Delaware’s governor race

SEAFORD — Delaware attorney Julianne Murray is entering the race to be Delaware’s next governor. An attorney with the Sussex County-based law offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay, Ms. Murray, a Republican, is known for tackling controversial cases and challenging the status quo in Delaware’s courts. A graduate of Delaware Law School, Ms. Murray has […]

Trump threatens to move Republican National Convention without assurances from governor

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump’s tweets about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after North Carolina recorded its largest daily […]