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THE ELECTION SEASON THAT NEVER WAS

Posted: Aug. 30, 2016

The 2016 election has drawn a frightening number of candidates to the open races at the top of the statewide ballot. It might not have been, except for some circumstances that brought a lot of change to Delaware politics.

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CHRIS COONS IS RATIONAL, ISN'T HE?

Posted: Aug. 25, 2016

Chris Coons gave a talk to justify why a rational person would want to run for Congress, which he acknowledged is about as popular as a root canal, and as the improbable Democratic junior senator from Delaware, he was just the one to make the case.

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WILLIAM T. QUILLEN, 1935-2016

Posted: Aug. 22, 2016

There was hardly a Delaware governor who did not want to put William T. Quillen on the bench, where he served off and on with distinction over four decades, but Quillen, who died Friday at 81, would have liked to be one of those governors, too.

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THE CIRCLE OF MONEY 

Posted: Aug. 18, 2016

The campaign contributions flowing into Legislative Hall like to stay on top of things, namely, with the leadership. It was only to be expected that the Democratic speaker and the state House majority leader would have more than anybody else for Primary Day.

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MONEY TALKS, AND IT MIGHT ALSO BE GIGGLING

Posted: Aug. 17, 2016

Campaign finance reports do not exactly sound like they should be a laughing matter, but they can be, if the numbers are low enough. Pre-primary reports were due by midnight Tuesday and with few exceptions, they were at least cause for gallows humor.

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NOT EVEN IXODES SCAPULARIS WILL GIVE BONINI A BREAK

Posted: Aug. 12, 2016

Colin Bonini was already regarded as a decided underdog as the Republican candidate in the race for Delaware's next governor, and now he has been slowed down because of a new speck of trouble. A very little speck.

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AN OLYMPIC DEBATE FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Posted: Aug. 9, 2016

Amid the Olympic games in Rio, there was also a competition right here at home for the candidates in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. They participated in a forum on WDEL radio with events like "Synchronized Dodging" and "Political Gymnastics."

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