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ELECTION COUNTDOWN  

Posted: Oct. 21, 2014

With Election Day now two weeks away, the Delaware Democrats began their countdown Monday evening with their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. It was not only a countdown but a count-up, that is, how many of their voters can they get to the polls?

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THE CAUSE ENDURES      

Posted: Oct. 15, 2014

Jack Markell is the newest member of Delaware's leadership class to draw one of the hardest assignments in state politics. The Democratic governor was invited to give a speech that was worthy of Jim Soles, the late political science professor.

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TALES OUT OF SCHOOL 

Posted: Oct. 13, 2014

Ken Simpler, the Republican candidate for treasurer, had a run-in with the legal system when he was a student at Princeton. Not that he is the first politician to be asked about what he did while he was still young enough to be in school.

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CONJOINED JUDGES     

Posted: Oct. 9, 2014

The progression of Jim Vaughn Jr. from Kent County lawyer to Superior Court judge to president judge to his confirmation Wednesday as a Supreme Court justice would never have started but for another judge. Hint: He sits on the Delaware Supreme Court, too.

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TWO FOR THE MONEY

Posted: Oct. 6, 2014

Before either of the candidates for state treasurer can get around to running the state's accounts, they have to focus on their own campaign accounts, and so they are, Sean Barney for the Democrats and Ken Simpler for the Republicans.

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CONSIDER THE SENATE    

Posted: Oct. 2, 2014

The state Senate will make a brief return to Dover next week to consider a short list of nominations, Jim Vaughn Jr. for the Supreme Court among them. This special session comes a month before the election when the voters will be considering the Senate.

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A BIDEN AND SUSSEX, TOGETHER AGAIN

Posted: Sept. 29, 2014

There is no place like Sussex County for the Biden family, and it worked to the advantage of the Sussex Women's Democratic Club and five Democratic women who are candidates trying to buck the odds by running against Republican officeholders in the county.   

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