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Short looking for 5th term in Dover after dropping D.C. run

James Dawson/Delaware Public Media

Four days after ending his bid for Congress, state Rep. Bryon Short is now seeking re-election in his Brandywine Hundred district.



When Short announced he was seeking Delaware’s lone congressional seat, he said he wouldn’t simultaneously run for re-election at the local level.


That opening netted three other Democrats, who filed to run in that race earlier this year.


But now, after saying he couldn’t raise enough money to be competitive with four other candidates, he’s looking to add on a fifth term to his career in Dover.


Short didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.


He first won the seat during a special election in 2007 to replace House Majority Leader Wayne Smith and has been re-elected four times.


Should no candidates from another party enter the race, voters will decide between new blood or the man they thought they might lose to Washington D.C Sept. 13.

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