Delaware Resources

Population: 945,934 (2015)

Filing deadline: July 10, 2018.

Primary: Sep. 6, 2018.

Delaware (D+8) is solidly Democratic, but there are many centrists within the party. It is 69% White, 20% Black and 7% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. Dela­ware is a solid state for the Dems in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Tom Carper

Senator class 1: Tom Carper
Committees: Homeland Security (Ranking), Environment (Chair), Finance.

Democratic nominee: Tom Carper
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Former State Treasurer, Congressman and two-term Governor Tom Carper (b.1947) defeated an incumbent Republican in 2000 and took 66% in 2012.

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Chris Coons

Senator class 2: Chris Coons (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Small Business, Ethics (Vice Chair).

Democratic nominee: Chris Coons
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Lawyer and County Commissioner Chris Coons (b.1963) won the special election after Joe Biden’s ascension to the Vice Presidency and took 56% in 2014.

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Repre­sen­tatives: 1 Democrat.

Lisa Blunt Rochester

District 1
Representative: Lisa Blunt Rochester (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Education.

Democratic nomineeLisa Blunt Rochester
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
The district (D+8) contains all of Delaware. The Democrats held the seat with management consultant and ex-State Labor Secretary Lisa Blunt Rochester (b.1962), who won 56% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The third Tuesday of January.

The Governor of Delaware and the LG are term limited for life after 2 x 4 years. None of the other State Offices have term limits.

John Carney

Governor: Jack Mar­kell (D)

Democratic nominee: John Carney
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
Congressman and former LG John Carney (b.1956) held the office for the Dems with 58% in 2016.

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Bethany Hall-Long

Lieutenant Governor: Bethany Hall-Long (D)

Democratic nomineeBethany Hall-Long
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in Delaware. The Dems held the office with nurse and State Senator Bethany Hall-Long (b.1963), who won 59% in 2016.

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Trinidad Navarro

Insurance Commissioner: Karen Stewart (D)

Democratic nomineeTrinidad Navarro
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
New Castle County Sheriff Trinidad Navarro held office for the Dems after defeating the incumbent in the primary. He won 59% in 2016.

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Ken Simpler

Treasurer: Ken Simpler (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ken Simpler

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 23, 2016:
The GOP won this office with lawyer and hotel owner Ken Simpler, who won 54% in 2014.

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Tom Wagner

Auditor: Tom Wagner (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tom Wagner

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Auditor Tom Wagner (b.1956) was appointed to this office in 1989 and won 54% in 2014.

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Matt Denn

Attorney General­: Matt Denn (D)

Democratic nominee: Matt Denn
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Lawyer Matt Denn (b.1966) was Insurance Commissioner 2005-2009 and LG 2009-2015. He won 53% in 2014.

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State Senate: 21 (11D /10R). Term: 2 and 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State House: 41 (25D / 16R). Term. 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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