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McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

In a rare move, the Delaware Democratic Party has endorsed a primary challenger over a sitting statewide-elected Democrat. The state party’s 25-member executive committee unanimously voted last week to endorse Lydia York, a candidate for auditor of accounts, over incumbent Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness on July 1 was found guilty of three misdemeanor charges, including official misconduct, structuring, and conflict …

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Sussex GOP condemns ‘racist’ mailer sent by conservative group

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Sussex County Republican Committee has denounced a mailer sent by a conservative political action committee attacking a Black GOP candidate for county office. The mailer, sent by the 35th Representative District Conservative Committee, criticizes Greg Fuller of Lincoln, a candidate for Register of Wills.  A long-time Democrat, Fuller became a Republican in 2021 after the party “left [him] behind,” …

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Who’s running? Full list of candidates in Delaware

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

With just 47 days to go before the first votes are cast in Delaware’s 2022 primary elections, every seat has at least one person running. Some have numerous candidates. The 151st General Assembly comes to an end in November, meaning all 21 Senate seats and 41 House seats will be up for grabs. The deadline to file for election has …

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Vote by mail bill heads to Delaware governor

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney has taken possession of a bill to allow Delawareans to vote by mail in all future elections. Carney has 10 days, excluding Sundays, to either sign or veto the bill. Senate Bill 320 creates an opt-in vote-by-mail system wherein voters will have to request a ballot before one is sent. Ballots and ballot applications will not be …

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2022 Delaware school board election results

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

The preliminary results for the 2022 Delaware school board elections are in, and here are the winners: Capital – Felecia Duggins  Caesar Rodney – David Failing Smyrna – Chris Scuse, Jonathan Snow  Milford – Matt Bucher Lake Forest – Betty Wyatt Appoquinimink – Nichelle Dewitt Colonial – Christine Smith (District B); Keenan Dorsey (District E) Laurel – Linda Hitchens Seaford …

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House to consider changes to redistricted maps

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The House of Representatives will consider a bill Thursday to make changes to the district boundaries agreed upon during the redistricting process last year. Redistricting occurs after the national census every ten years and redraws House and Senate districts to reflect population changes.  The General Assembly finalized new district maps in late October, just days before a self-imposed deadline of …

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Progressive Rep. John Kowalko will not seek re-election

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Firebrand progressive Rep. John Kowalko will retire at the end of his term in November after spending nearly 16 years in the Delaware House of Representatives.  The 76-year-old Democrat from Newark made the announcement on the House floor Thursday afternoon to the surprise of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.  “I am proud of my continuous and resolute support, …