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BINGE-WATCHING THE DEBATES
Posted: Oct. 20, 2016
Never have such contrasting words been spoken, as the candidates here in Delaware for governor and congressperson debated during the same evening as the presidential candidates did. It was a back-to-back-to-back debate marathon.
JEFFERSON-JACKSON AND THREE WEEKS TO GO
Posted: Oct. 18, 2016
When an election year has been so sulfurous it seems like the body politic could use an exorcism, who you gonna call? At the annual Jefferson-Jackson gathering, the Delaware Democrats turned to Elijah Cummings, the Maryland congressman, and Garth Brooks.
Posted: Oct. 14, 2016
John Carney and Bethany Hall-Long, the Democratic ticket for governor and lieutenant governor, appeared together on Thursday evening at a reception for her. It turned out to be a different type of experience for both of them.
TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (FOR OFFICE)
Posted: Oct. 12, 2016; updated with federal reports: Oct. 17, 2016
Campaigns are nothing without the money to wage them. New campaign finance reports show the candidates taking the money and running, some better than others and none better that John Carney, who took in $1.4 million as the Democratic candidate for governor.
THE SYSTEM IS BLINKING BLUE
Posted: Oct. 7, 2016
Blue, blue, this state is blue. Democratic blue. It is in the polling. It is in the voter registration. It is in the political history. Delaware's three counties hold the keys to demonstrating why the state is the way it is, from Democratic blue upstate to Republican red downstate.
RIG DELAWARE'S ELECTION? NYET!
Posted: Oct. 4, 2016
The nightmare scenario that has Russian agents hacking into state election systems and rigging the presidential race is not so dark here in Delaware, where there is some built-in protection. This is not to say there could not be another route to confusion.
Posted: Sept. 29, 2016
"Political Notebook" is a collection of items about Delaware politics. This one looks at the recent evolution of hugging by politicians and an obituary that was probably overlooked but should not have been.