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Kerri Evelyn Harris

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Middletown Council chambers were packed with upwards of 200 people looking to discuss last week's Hummers Parade.

The loosely organized annual event is known for edgy political satire— but this year several immigration-themed floats were called out as racist.


Political newcomer Kerri Evelyn Harris unsuccessfully challenged longtime incumbent Tom Carper in the Delaware’s Democratic primary for U.S, Senate this year.   But her campaign garnered significant attention locally and nationally.

This week, roughly a month after the General election, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt sat down with Harris to discuss her run, the midterm results, and what she’s up to now.

Delaware’s senior Sen. Tom Carper survived a challenge from the left trying to oust him from his U.S. Senate seat. Carper won his primary over progressive challenger Kerri Harris.

Democratic challenger Kerri Harris is seeking to unseat longtime Sen. Tom Carper. Her drive to turn out progressive voters may help other candidates in state races.

Sarah Mueller / Delaware Public Media

New York Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio Cortez visited the First State to talk about progressive politics.

Campaign photo

We continue bringing you our series of Candidate Conversations - part of Delaware Public Media’s 2018 Election coverage, and the Delaware Debates we are producing again this fall with the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication.

We are examining the race for U.S. Senate– and in this interview, Democrat Kerri Harris.

Democratic challenger Kerri Harris is drawing attention to Sen. Tom Carper’s acceptance of money from special interests ahead of next week’s primary election.

Sarah Mueller

Delaware’s Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate squared off Monday in their only debate ahead of next week’s primary.

Sen. Tom Carper and Kerri Harris are calling in some heavy hitters to help reach voters as the final push toward next month’s U.S. Senate primary election begins.

Harris and Truono campaigns

Delaware’s next U.S. senator could be an openly gay Democrat or Republican.