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NO GOING BACK, JACK

Posted: July 1, 2016

Not many Delawareans have experienced what Jack Markell just did -- a two-term governor closing out a legislative term. He just went through his last June 30th as the Democratic governor. As usual, it was an all-nighter that lasted almost until sunrise.

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CANDIDATE BEG-A-THON  

Posted: June 28, 2016

The congressional candidates are up against a deadline for campaign contributions, and it has them in high cockalorum as they try to out-raise one another before Thursday at midnight, because the consequences can be dire if they fall behind.

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UPDATE: RACES-TO-WATCH 2016

Posted: June 23, 2016

Races-to-Watch 2016 is a guide to the elections in Delaware. It charts all of the statewide races -- for governor, congressperson, lieutenant governor and insurance commissioner -- along with key contests for the General Assembly.

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CHANGING THE SUBJECT 

Posted: June 21, 2016

New Castle County is so Democratic, the Republicans cannot exactly preach to the choir as they angle for enough seats to take over the state Senate, so they have to do something else. At a fund-raiser Monday evening for three of their candidates, they gave it a try.

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A DEAD CAT, THE DEATH PENALTY AND A DEPOSED PRO TEM

Posted: June 15, 2016

Karen Peterson, a Democratic state senator for 14 years, stunned just about all of Legislative Hall with her decision not to run for re-election. She leaves behind memories of a buried dead cat, an effort to repeal the death penalty and a defeated legislative leader.

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UPDATE: JACK'S JUDGES

Posted: June 13, 2016

Two retirements from the Family Court. Two nominations from Jack Markell, the Democratic governor. So what else is new? Circumstances are conspiring to have him name four out of every five judges. His latest choices are Jannell Ostroski and Luanne Vari.

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CLAYMONT CENTRAL  

Posted: June 9, 2016

Claymont is turning out to be a political epicenter in the 2016 campaign season for both statewide and local races in its own little corner near the Pennsylvania line. After all, this looks like an election when Claymont is going to get a governor.

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