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Delaware Congressional candidates lining up early endorsements

The two Democratic candidates for Delaware’s lone Congressional seat are already lining up endorsements.

Less than a week after formally announcing his run, State Rep. Bryon Short (D- Tuesday unveiled a list over a dozen of state legislators backing his campaign.  Short’s endorsement list includes House speaker Pete Schwartzkopf (D-Rehoboth Beach), and Joint Finance Committee co-chair Melanie George Smith (D-Bear/Newark), as well as State Reps. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) and Earl Jaques (D-.

His opponent in the Democratic primary, State Senator Bryan Townsend, previously announced endorsements fellow State Senator Karen Peterson  (D-Stanton) and Wilmington civil rights activists Dr. Donald Morton.

Short and Townsend are running to replace John Carmey, who is giving up Delaware’s lone Congressional seat to run for governor in 2016.

The winner of the Democratic primary next September is currently set to face Republican Hans Reigel, the only Republican to so far to join the race.

Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.
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