JIM & ADA LEIGH SOLES
AS THE STATE SENATE CHURNS
Posted: Oct. 7, 2015; updated: Oct. 8, 2015
The state Senate has been mostly a model of decorum, but it could be tested with the 2016 election coming on and three of its members, two Democrats and one Republican, looking at statewide office. Already there are ripples.
THE ERA OF BIPARTISAN POLITICS IS OVER
Posted: Oct. 1, 2015
What a perfect little swing state Delaware used to be. It had a history of bipartisan politics for decades, but not any more. Straight-ticket voting has taken over, as can be seen by tracking the vote for president and state representative. It is all to the Democrats' advantage.
JOHN CARNEY AND HIS SIX SHADOWS
Posted: Sept. 28, 2015
As the Democratic candidate for governor, John Carney was the star for the Democrats attending a Truman-Kennedy Dinner on Saturday evening in Sussex County, but he did not go there alone. Plenty of shadows came along with him.
Posted: Sept. 24, 2015
The Judicial Notebook is a collection of items about the Delaware judiciary. This one looks at who the finalists are said to be for an opening on the Court of Chancery and the governor's mammoth number of appointments to the state's three major courts.
EARLY LINE 2016
Updated: Sept. 22, 2015
The way candidacies get going is people hear about them on the Grapevine. Now that John Carney has come clean about running for governor, there has been a major shakeup in the statewide offices up for election next year.
A SPECIAL ELECTION IS NOTHING SPECIAL AS DEMOCRATS WIN
Posted: Sept. 12, 2015
The Democrats did what they were supposed to do. They took their outsized edge in voter registration and ran with it to win a special election Saturday and keep a seat on their side of the aisle in the Delaware House of Representatives.
Posted: Sept. 8, 2015
As the speculation about the 2016 election intensifies, it would probably be wrong to think Joe Biden was speaking offhand during his Labor Day trip to Pittsburgh when he reacted to a shout urging him to run for president.