Delaware’s Eric Hansen Announces for US Senate

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Eric Hansen announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Delaware. Hansen is a businessman and political outsider and says he’s running to get results for Delaware families instead of more of the same from Washington. Hansen is a businessman who built his career at Proctor and Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, and…

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Maryland Primary: Dan Cox, Wes Moore Hold Leads for Party Nominations for Governor; Democrats Select Heather Mizeur to Run in 1st Congressional District

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CLICK HERE FOR MARYLAND GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY RESULTS Maryland House Delegate Dan Cox was the projected winner of the Republican primary for Governor. However, with mailed-in ballots still to be counted, former Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz was not ready to concede. Wes Moore was leading the Democratic primary for governor, followed by Tom Perez and…

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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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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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Keller Hopkins Files for Sussex County Council 5th District Seat

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Keller R. Hopkins of Georgetown and lifelong Delawarean has filed as the Republican candidate for the newly created 5th Sussex County Council District. Mr. Hopkins and his wife of 38 years Joann have seven children and six beautiful granddaughters. Mr. Hopkins is a small businessman who specializes in the installation of underground utilities. His office…

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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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Former DE Governor Pete DuPont Dies at 86

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Former Delaware Governor Pete DuPont has died after battling a long illness according to his former chief of staff, Bob Perkins – DuPont was 86. DuPont, a Republican, started his political career in 1969 as a Representative in the Delaware House and then just a year later he went to Washington as Delaware’s lone Congressman.…

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DEFAC Chair Responds To Senator’s Call For Resignation

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Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker, R- Ocean View, Monday called for the resignation of the chair of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council Michael Houghton. Houghton, meanwhile, said he plans to continue helping the state address challenges caused by the pandemic. Hocker, the Senate Minority Leader, said a review of campaign financial disclosures and…

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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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Mark Schaeffer Runs for Sussex Co. Council District 3

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There will be a contested Republican Primary in Sussex County Council’s Third District. I.G. Burton is seeking a second term, and Mark Schaeffer announced on WGMD with Mike Bradley Tuesday that he would run for that office. Schaeffer says he brings a land use background to a position that’s largely focused upon land use. He…

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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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Wicomico County Executive Asks Council President to Step Down

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Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver is at odds with the County Council President John Cannon. Culver sent a 3 page letter to Cannon asking him to step down from the leadership post and accused Cannon of interfering with the county executive’s functions and spreading false information. Although Culver asked Cannon to step down from the…

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Governor Hogan Speaks Bipartisanship Amidst 2020 Talk

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, recently sworn in for his second term is speaking out before a national audience, primarily on the topic of bipartisanship in politics. On a C-SPAN panel of Governors, Maryland’s Governor told Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour that you “don’t have to be a career politician to be successful in office.”…

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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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