JIM & ADA LEIGH SOLES
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL
Posted: Oct. 29, 2014; updated: Oct. 30, 2014
Delaware politics was in an uproar after two Republican operatives set up a stakeout to try to find out who was stealing their signs and caught it on video. It led to an investigation by the Middletown police into the husband of Bethany Hall-Long, a Democratic state senator.
Posted: Oct. 27, 2014
Link Halloween with Election Day, set it in the city, and what emerges is a political gathering that has everything to do with getting the Democratic vote out, especially for Margaret Rose Henry and some other state legislators, and nothing to do with pumpkins in flight.
HEY, BIG SPENDERS
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014; updated: Oct. 27, 2014
From Chris Coons with the most to Rose Izzo with the least, the statewide candidates have been pulling in campaign contributions. John Carney has not only been taking in money, but very publicly giving it away. As for Tom Wagner, what is he thinking?
Posted: Oct. 21, 2014
With Election Day now two weeks away, the Delaware Democrats began their countdown Monday evening with their annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. It was not only a countdown but a count-up, that is, how many of their voters can they get to the polls?
THE CAUSE ENDURES
Posted: Oct. 15, 2014
Jack Markell is the newest member of Delaware's leadership class to draw one of the hardest assignments in state politics. The Democratic governor was invited to give a speech that was worthy of Jim Soles, the late political science professor.
TALES OUT OF SCHOOL
Posted: Oct. 13, 2014
Ken Simpler, the Republican candidate for treasurer, had a run-in with the legal system when he was a student at Princeton. Not that he is the first politician to be asked about what he did while he was still young enough to be in school.
Posted: Oct. 9, 2014
The progression of Jim Vaughn Jr. from Kent County lawyer to Superior Court judge to president judge to his confirmation Wednesday as a Supreme Court justice would never have started but for another judge. Hint: He sits on the Delaware Supreme Court, too.