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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.


Track the balance of power between the major parties in Congress as results come in for U.S. House and U.S. Senate races.

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Rainy weather did not appear to dampen voter turnout Tuesday as Delawareans headed to the polls for the 2018 Midterm election.


Delawareans are deciding races for U.S. Senate, the state's lone U.S House seat, State Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Auditor and a host of General Assembly seats in this 2018 Election.

But those aren't the only results to watch and you can keep up with what's happening elsewhere from NPR in real time here.

Voters have the final say in the 2018 Midterm elections Tuesday.

Delawareans will decide who holds two of the state’s three seats in Congress and three other statewide races.

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Agencies in the First State are taking another look at housing discrimination. The last study was done in 2011.

Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials still aren’t discussing publicly how a box of DNA samples sat undiscovered for years.

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Some key legislative races could have a serious impact on the look of the General Assembly, including the race for the state Senate seat in District 4.


Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talked to incumbent Republican state senator Greg Lavelle and his challenger, Democrat Laura Sturgeon.


We continue our look key legislative race in Tuesday;s general election, turning our focus to the 17th State Senate District in the center of Kent County. It includes Dover, Camden and Wyoming.

Candidates for its State Senate seat are Republican Mayor of Camden Justin King and Democrat Trey Paradee, the  29th House District State Representative.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino covered that race. The Democrat Trey Paradee sat down for an interview.  Multiple attempts to schedule time with Republican Justin King failed.

Delaware Public Media's  2018 election coverage includes digging a bit deeper into the races with Delaware Public Media political analysts Republican Tom Kovach and Democrat Darryl Scott.

Kovach is a former North Wilmington State Rep. and New Castle County Council President, who previously ran for U.S. House.  Scott is a former State Rep from the Dover area.

This week – they offer their insights into key legislative races in the First State.

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State officials say residents have just a couple of days to turn in firearm-modifying devices that are becoming illegal to possess.