Tom Carper has announced his retirement.

Carper says he’ll retire at the end of his term

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Tom Carper, a U.S. senator representing Delaware since 2001, announced Monday that he’s retiring when his term ends next year. Carper, 76, at a news conference on the Wilmington Riverfront, signaled his support for Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, the state’s first Black member of Congress, as his successor, The Washington Post reported. “The odds-on favorite to replace the longtime Delaware …

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Former U.S. Senate aide tapped to join Wilm. City Council

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Latisha Bracy, a former aide to multiple United States senators, has been selected to fill a vacant at-large seat on the Wilmington City Council. The seat was held by Councilwoman Loretta Walsh, a Democrat, who resigned in October and passed away later that month. Sixteen qualified candidates submitted applications to the Wilmington City Council Committee of the Whole, which is …

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Sen. Chris Coons tests positive for COVID-19

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

United States Senator Chris Coons, D-Delaware. Sen. Chris Coons has tested positive for COVID-19. Coons is the tenth member of Congress to test positive for the virus this week. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey recently announced that they too have tested positive. Joining them are Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Jim Clyburn, Jason Crow, Barbara …