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UPDATE: RACES-TO-WATCH 2016
Posted: June 23, 2016
Races-to-Watch 2016 is a guide to the elections in Delaware. It charts all of the statewide races -- for governor, congressperson, lieutenant governor and insurance commissioner -- along with key contests for the General Assembly.
CHANGING THE SUBJECT
Posted: June 21, 2016
New Castle County is so Democratic, the Republicans cannot exactly preach to the choir as they angle for enough seats to take over the state Senate, so they have to do something else. At a fund-raiser Monday evening for three of their candidates, they gave it a try.
A DEAD CAT, THE DEATH PENALTY AND A DEPOSED PRO TEM
Posted: June 15, 2016
Karen Peterson, a Democratic state senator for 14 years, stunned just about all of Legislative Hall with her decision not to run for re-election. She leaves behind memories of a buried dead cat, an effort to repeal the death penalty and a defeated legislative leader.
UPDATE: JACK'S JUDGES
Posted: June 13, 2016
Two retirements from the Family Court. Two nominations from Jack Markell, the Democratic governor. So what else is new? Circumstances are conspiring to have him name four out of every five judges. His latest choices are Jannell Ostroski and Luanne Vari.
Posted: June 9, 2016
Claymont is turning out to be a political epicenter in the 2016 campaign season for both statewide and local races in its own little corner near the Pennsylvania line. After all, this looks like an election when Claymont is going to get a governor.
CARNEY'S TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Posted: June 7, 2016
John Carney's campaign to be the next Democratic governor of Delaware has turned out to be a masterpiece of timing, as it was once again on Monday when there was a political fund-raiser hosted for him on the right day at the right place.
HUMPTY DUMPTY NUMBERS
Posted: June 2, 2016
Although more than 40 years of elections in Delaware have gone by with the Democrats in charge of the state Senate, the Republicans are bent on trying to take over. It looks like they will need the logic of Humpty Dumpty to accomplish it.