Delaware Public Media

Candidate Conversations 2020: U.S. Senate candidate Chris Coons

Aug 25, 2020

Candidate Conversations are part of Delaware Public Media’s 2020 Election coverage, and the Delaware Debates we are producing again this fall with the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication.

Among the races we are examining is the race for U.S. Senate– and in this interview, the incumbent Sen. Chris Coons.


Coons is Delaware’s junior senator.  He was first elected to this seat in 2010, earning the right to fill the remaining four years left on the term Joe Biden won in 2008 by defeating Republican Christine O'Donnell. Coons won his first full term in the U.S. Senate in 2014, defeating Republican Kevin Wade.

His campaign website is here.

We reached out to all candidates filed to run in the races for U.S. House and U.S. Senate, as well as Governor, Lt. Governor and Insurance Commissioner and invited them to sit down with us for a Candidate Conversation.

Candidates in each race are being asked about the same set of topics to allow you to get to know them and compare them.

In addition to airing on The Green, all interviews are available in their entirety at Delaware Public Media's website and the Delaware Debates website right through Election Day in November.