Control of state Senate at play in Delaware election
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tuesday’s election isn’t likely to change the political hue in solidly blue Delaware, although voters do have the chance to make the picture a little rosier for Republicans by ending one-party control of the state legislature.
Given their significant advantages in fundraising and voter registration numbers, incumbent U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and fellow Democrat Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester are favored to win re-election to Congress. Carper is being challenged by Republican businessman and Sussex County councilman Rob Arlett. Rochester faces Scott Walker, a political gadfly and former Democrat who is waging a one-man campaign with no donated money and has been disavowed by the state GOP for his controversial remarks.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.