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2020 Candidate Conversations: U.S. House

Sep 11, 2020

The 2020 election cycle is now in full swing.

As part of our election coverage, Delaware Public Media is offering a series a Candidate Conversations - including in the race for the First State's lone U.S. House seat.

We’ve reached out to all candidates that have filed to run in the races for U.S. House and  U.S. Senate, as well as the races for state Governor, Lt. Governor and Insurance Commissioner and invited them to sit down with us. Candidates in each race are being asked about the same series of topics to allow you to get to know then and compare them.

The 2020 race for U.S. House features 4 candidates challenging the incumbent, Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester.

Candidate Conversations are part of Delaware Debates 2020, a collaboration between Delaware Public Media and the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication.

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Democratic incumbent Lisa Blunt Rochester won the seat four years ago in 2016, becoming the first women and first person of color to represent Delaware in Congress.  She won a second term two years ago, defeating Republican Scott Walker.

Her campaign website is here.

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Republican Matthew Morris is running for statewide public office for the first time.

His campaign website is here.

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Republican Lee Murphy is making his second bid for U.S. House.  He ran for the state’s lone House seat in 2018, but was narrowly upset by Scott Walker. He also unsuccessfully for New Castle County Council in 1984 and State Senate in 2000 and 2002.

His campaign website is here.

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Independent Party of Delaware candidate Catherine Purcell is running for statewide public office for the first time.

Her campaign website is here.

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Rogers is running for statewide public office for the first time.

His campaign website is here.