JIM & ADA LEIGH SOLES
EARLY LINE 2016
Updated: June 29, 2015
The way candidacies get going is people hear about them on the Grapevine, although truth be told, the 2016 campaign season cannot really get going in earnest until John Carney gives the word about his plans for governor.
CHRIS BULLOCK MAKES HIS MOVE
Posted: June 24, 2015
All things considered, Chris Bullock decided he would rather be in Dover. Bullock, the one-term president of the New Castle County Council, is telling other Democrats he has made up his mind between running for lieutenant governor and congressman.
Posted: June 23, 2015
With a decision from Don Parsons to come off the Court of Chancery when his term is up in the fall, it means Jack Markell as the Democratic governor will appoint or reappoint that entire bench. Not that it is turning out to be anything unusual for him.
Posted: June 19, 2015; updated: June 21, 2015
The Democratic and Republican parties figured the time has come to up the limit on state campaign contributions, which have not been reset in decades, but even a bipartisan agreement is easier said than done when legislators have to get into the act.
THE BIDEN EFFECT
Posted: June 17, 2015
Delaware politics carries indelible imprints put there for more than 40 years, beginning with Joe Biden as a senator, presidential candidate and vice president and then joined by Beau Biden as attorney general and candidate for governor.
THE MORE THE JUDGES CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
Posted: June 11, 2015
The upper chambers of the Delaware judiciary have all but been fitted with a revolving door in the time since Jack Markell became the Democratic governor in 2009, but the ones coming in continue to look a lot like the ones going out.
THE POETRY OF JOE BIDEN
Posted: June 9, 2015
Poetry has always flowed through Joe Biden in both his personal and his political life in good times and bad times. He turned to it again last week as he reached for a way to memorialize his son for the ages.