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Politics & Government

Delaware Public Media's coverage of First State politics and government, including the General Assembly. Coverage is led by Delaware Public Media's political reporter Sarah Mueller.

The Delaware GOP’s lawsuit seeking to stop vote-by-mail in the upcoming general election got a hearing in Chancery Court Thursday.

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A recent survey lists Delaware as one of only four states no longer using restrictive housing as a disciplinary measure in its prison system.


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Sussex County Government

Sussex County and DelDOT signed a new Memorandum of Understanding this week, updating an over 30 year-old agreement.

 

It attempts to bring a new level of communication on transportation issues.


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Delaware’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic took center stage as candidates for governor faced off for the first time this election season during a candidates forum.

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Sen. Chris Coons faced off against Republican challenger Lauren Witzke at the first candidate forum of the general election season.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction (DOC) is reporting new COVID-19 cases at one of its work release programs and the state has temporarily suspended the program in response. 


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The Delaware GOP hasn’t buckled to calls to revoke support for its U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke after controversial social media posts.


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The Delaware Republican party faces calls from both sides of the aisle to distance itself from its candidate for U.S. Senate, Lauren Witzke.

Those calls follow social media posts from Witzke Friday night in the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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The Delaware GOP is embracing the winner of its U.S. Senate primary candidate, even though she was not the party’s endorsed candidate.

 

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Stan Mills was sworn in as the new mayor of Rehoboth Beach Friday.


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 Lt. Governor.

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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 Lt. Governor and in this interview, the incumbent, Democrat Bethany Hall-Long.


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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 Lt. Governor and in this interview, Republican Donyale Hall.


Sarah McBride easily made it through Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Another win in November would make her the first transgender elected to the state legislature.

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The state’s new Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force begins its work to implement a legal use of force standard throughout the state 

The group’s Use of Force Subcommittee held its first meeting Wednesday.

 

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Democratic incumbent State Representatives Earl Jaques, Ray Seigfried and John Viola and State Senate President Pro Temp. David McBride all lost their primary races Tuesday. 

The progressive candidates who upset those four white men are Black, female, Muslim or LGBTQ—and all endorsed by the progressive Working Families Party. 


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After a landslide victory in Tuesday night’s primary, Gov. John Carney now faces a general election challenge from Republican Julianne Murray.


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The incumbent New Castle County Council President overcomes two challengers in the Democratic primary.

Karen Hartley-Nagle defeated both Monique Johns and Ciro Poppiti, picking up over 40 percent of the vote in the three-way race.

 

Lauren Witzke campaign

Political newcomer Lauren Witzke will be the GOP’s candidate to try to unseat Sen. Chris Coons. 

Julianne Murray campaign

Julianne Murray won the Republican primary for governor Tuesday night.


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Changes are coming to the Delaware General Assembly based on Tuesday’ sprimary results.

Four Democratic incumbents, including the top Democrat in the State Senate, were defeated by Progressive challengers.

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Mike Purzycki has won a second term as Mayor of Wilmington.

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While a record number of people are expected to vote-by-mail in today’s Delaware Primary, many are still showing up to cast a ballot in person.


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The City of Milford is backing out of the Kent Economic Partnership.


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It’s Primary election day in Delaware. Voters in both parties cast their ballots for statewide and local offices.

 

Polls are open from 7 am until 8pm.

The Delaware Courts are resuming issuing bench warrants for people who fail to show up for court. This comes as court officials navigate operating with COVID restrictions in place.  

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Dover plans to move forward with trick or treating on Halloween and its annual holiday celebration in December.

 

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Four incumbents were re-elected Saturday to fill open seats on the Bethany Beach Town Council.

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.

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. House and in this interview, the incumbent, Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester.


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