Former DNREC Secretary Exploring Run for Governor of Delaware in 2024

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Former DNREC Secretary Colin O’Mara has filed a campaign committee to explore a run for Governor of Delaware in the Democratic Primary. O’Mara was DNREC Secretary under Governor Markell from 2009 to 2014. He is now the CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. O’Mara’s vision for Delaware centers on improving the Four E’s: the Economy,…

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Maryland Primary Results, Legislative Districts

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Results of Maryland legislative primaries, in the first election since redistricting, are unofficial and mailed ballots are left to be counted. CLICK HERE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES RACES CLICK HERE FOR STATE SENATE RACES In the House District 37-B Republican primary, Christopher Adams with a narrow lead over Tom Hutchinson, 34.8-percent to 33-percent for two…

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Maryland Primary Results, Wicomico County Races

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Results were unofficial as of early Wednesday morning and included ballots cast at the polls and from early voting. Mailed-in ballots are still to be counted. CLICK HERE FOR WICOMICO COUNTY RESULTS FROM THE MARYLAND BOARD OF ELECTIONS Julie Giordiano, hoping to become Wicomico County Executive, holds a lead over acting County Executive John Psota…

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Maryland Primary Results: Worcester County Races

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Maryland Primary Election results as of now include turnout at the polls as well as early voting, with mailed-in ballots still to be counted. CLICK HERE FOR WORCESTER COUNTY RESULTS Democratic County Commissioner Diana Purnell held a comfortable lead over challenger Catherine Freeman in the 2nd District.In the 3rd District Republican primary, Eric Fiori held…

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Del. AG Kathy Jennings Files To Seek Re-election

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has made it official: she is seeking a second term.Jennings has filed for re-election, according to her campaign Thursday. She is a Democrat.Jennings said in her first term, she and the Justice Department held opioid manufacturers accountable, combatted violent crime, and pushed for new laws to make the system more…

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Rep. Steve Smyk To Run For State Senate In 6th District

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After ten years in the Delaware House of Representatives, Republican Steve Smyk is shifting his focus to run for State Senate. Smyk told WGMD’s Mike Bradley Tuesday that he hopes to serve even more constituents in the redrawn 6th District. State Senator Ernie Lopez, also a Republican, has decided not to seek reelection. “I’ll serve…

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Former State Sen. Robert Venables Has Passed Away

The late State Sen. Robert Venables (photo shared by Sen. President Pro Tempore David Sokola on Facebook)
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Former longtime Delaware State Senator Robert Venables, who represented the Laurel area, has died at age 88. Venables spent 26 years in public service, and most recently ran for reelection in 2014. During part of his tenure, he chaired the powerful bond bill committee. A Democrat but a conservative, he lost to Republican Bryant Richardson…

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Md. AG Frosh Will Not Seek 3rd Term

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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will not seek a third term. Frosh said in an announcement Thursday morning that he plans to make the most of “every single moment” of his final year in office. The Montgomery County Democrat won his first term in 2014. Previously, he served in the Maryland General Assembly. One Republican…

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GOP Lawmaker Receives Democratic Ballot

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A Delaware lawmaker says his own experience shows why he has concerns about Delaware’s new mail-in voting system. State Representative Bryan Shupe, Republican of Milford, says he’s been a GOP registered voter for the last 15 years, but registered as a Democrat when he first became eligible to vote at age 18. Shupe posted a…

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Twice-Postponed Del. Presidential Primary Is Tuesday

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The Delaware Presidential Primary finally arrives Tuesday. Voting has been going on for several weeks, as vote-by-mail has been encouraged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Primary was postponed from its original date in April and again in June. According to Delaware Elections Commissioner Anthony Albence, polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00…

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The Man Who Could Become President Visits Rehoboth!

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It’s not that uncommon to have a fundraiser for a presidential candidate in the Rehoboth area. But what is unusual is for the candidate to appear in person! That’s exactly what happened this past Friday when former V.P. Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attended the first Biden presidential campaign fundraiser to be held in…

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Baltimore County Democrat Enters Race for Maryland Speaker of the House

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Just days after the unexpected passing of longtime Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, who served in the role since 2003, a Baltimore County Democrat is entering the race for Speaker. Adrienne Jones, a Delegate representing the 10th district in the House of Delegates and President Pro-Tempore of the House has announced plans to run in…

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Former Maryland Governor Laid to Rest

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Governor Larry Hogan delivered the eulogy at the funeral for Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes, a Democrat who served as the state’s 57th Governor from 1979 to 1987. Hughes, who passed away last week at the age of 92 was an Eastern Shore native, born and raised in Caroline County. Governor Hogan said Hughes restored…

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Former Maryland Governor Harry Hughes Has Died

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Harry Hughes, a Democrat who held the Maryland Governorship from 1979 to 1987 has died. Current Governor Larry Hogan released a statement today saying “The First Lady and I are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Governor Harry Hughes, a longtime friend and Maryland legend whom I deeply admired. His dedication to our…

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Virginia Governor Defies Calls for His Resignation Following Photo Controversy

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Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat of Virginia continues to face calls from both parties for his resignation, following a controversial photo that emerged on Friday. On Friday, several national and local media outlets released images purporting to show Ralph Northam’s 1984 yearbook photo from Eastern Virginia Medical School in which his photo appears alongside an…

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DE House & Senate Caucuses Meet to Choose Leadership

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Following Tuesday’s elections, the Delaware House and Senate caucuses met Wednesday to elect leadership for the 150th General Assembly. The House Democratic Caucus selected Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf as House Speaker, Rep. Valerie Longhurst as Majority Leader and Rep. Larry Mitchell as Majority Whip. First elected in 2002, Rep. Schwartzkopf has served as majority leader from…

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And the Candidates in Delaware Are….

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The filing deadline for candidates in Delaware was noon Tuesday and there has been a flurry of filings since Friday.  The Sussex County Council has seen 6 candidates file for 2 open seats now that George Cole has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of his term and Rob Arlett is…

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Tuesday is Maryland Primary Election Day

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Tuesday is the Maryland primary election.  There are numerous Democrat and Republican primary – including statewide primaries for the Democratic candidate for Governor and Democrat and Republican candidates for US Senate.  Both parties have a primary for the 1st District Congressional seat currently held by Andy Harris.  In the State House, 4 GOP candidates are…

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Democrat Colleen Davis Files for State Treasurer

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A Sussex County woman has filed as a Democratic candidate for State Treasurer.  Colleen Davis of Dagsboro is a health care professional who has focused on sustainability, efficiency and quality-of-care for health care providers and their patients, which she says would serve her well in the Treasurer’s office.  She is challenging Republican incumbent Ken Simpler…

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17th District Rep. Michael Mulrooney Not Seeking Re-Election

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Representative Mike Mulrooney has decided that he will not seek re-election.  Mulrooney, who is a Democrat, represented the 17th District and was a champion for Delaware’s working class for over 20 years.  Democrat Melissa Minor-Brown has filed as a candidate for the 17th.

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Bob Wheatley Files for DE 21st District Senate Seat

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Laurel businessman, Bob Wheatley, has filed with the Department of Elections to run for the 21st District Senate seat – currently held by Bryant Richardson.  Wheatley is a fiscal conservative and a Democrat and has been a long-time member of the county Planning & Zoning Commission.   He owned and operated the Whayland Company, which he…

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