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DELAWARE

delawarePopulation: 945,934 (2015)

Filing deadline: July 12, 2016.

Primary: September 13, 2016.

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Delaware (D+8) is solidly Democratic, but there are many centrists within the party. It is 69% White, 20% Black and 7% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. Dela­ware is a solid state for the Dems in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Tom Carper. (Pic: Congress)

Tom Carper. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Tom Carper
Committees: Homeland Security (Ranking), Environment, Finance.

Democratic nominee: Tom Carper
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Former State Treasurer, Congressman and two-term Governor Tom Carper (b.1947) defeated an incumbent Republican in 2000 and took 66% in 2012.

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Chris Coons. (Pic: Congress)

Chris Coons. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Chris Coons (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Small Business, Ethics.

Democratic nominee: Chris Coons
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2020.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Lawyer and County Commissioner Chris Coons (b.1963) won the special election after Joe Biden’s ascension to the Vice Presidency and took 56% in 2014.

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Repre­sen­tatives: 1 Democrat.

John Carney. (Pic: Congress)

John Carney. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: John Carney (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nomineeLisa Blunt Rochester
Republican nomineeHans Reigle

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
The district (D+8) contains all of Delaware. Former LG John Carney (b.1956) was first elected in 2010 and took 59% in 2014, but is running for Governor in 2016. The Democrats nominated management consultant and ex-State Labor Secretary Lisa Blunt Rochester, while the GOP is running veteran and former Wyoming Mayor Hans Reigle.

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STATE LEVEL

Jack Markell. (Pic: State of DE)

Jack Markell. (Pic: State of DE)

Governor: Jack Mar­kell (D)

Democratic nomineeJohn Carney
Republican nominee: Colin Bonini

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
Businessman and State Treasurer Jack Mar­kell (b.1960) was first elected in 2010 and took 69% in 2012. He is term limited, but is rumored to be interested in Carper’s Senate seat in 2018. Congressman and former LG John Carney is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination. The GOP nominated State Senator Colin Bonini.

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qmarkLieutenant Governor: OPEN (D)

Democratic nomineeBethany Hall-Long
Republican nominee: La Mar Gunn

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in Delaware. LG Matt Denn was elected AG in 2014 and the office has been open ever since. The Dems are running nurse and State Senator Bethany Hall-Long, while the GOP is running financial advisor La Mar Gunn.

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Karen Stewart. (Pic: State of DE)

Karen Stewart. (Pic: State of DE)

Insurance Commissioner: Karen Stewart (D)

Democratic nomineeTrinidad Navarro
Republican nominee: Jeff Cragg

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
Businesswoman Karen Stewart was first elected in 2008 and took 61% in 2012. She lost the primary to New Castle County Sheriff Trinidad Navarro. The GOP is running mailbox store owner and 2012 gubernatorial nominee Jeff Cragg.

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Ken Simpler. (Pic: State of DE)

Ken Simpler. (Pic: State of DE)

Treasurer: Ken Simpler (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nomineeKen Simpler

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Likely GOP in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
The GOP won this office with lawyer and hotel owner Ken Simpler, who took 54% in 2014.

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Tom Wagner. (Pic: State of DE)

Tom Wagner. (Pic: State of DE)

Auditor: Tom Wagner (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tom Wagner

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Likely GOP in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Auditor Tom Wagner was appointed to this office in 1989 and took 54% in 2014.

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Matt Denn. (Pic: State of DE)

Matt Denn. (Pic: State of DE)

Attorney General­: Matt Denn (D)

Democratic nomineeMatt Denn
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Lawyer Matt Denn (b.1966) was Insurance Commissioner 2005-2009 and LG 2009-2015. He took 53% in 2014.

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State Senate: 21 (12D / 9R). Term: 2 and 4 years. Half elected in 2016/2018.
State House: 41 (25D / 16R). Term. 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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