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Delaware  
 
General Information

Election Timeline


  • July 30, 2010 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • September 14, 2010 - Primary elections
  • November 2, 2010 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Delaware is the 8th least conservative state, voting 17.71% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Delaware is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Delaware ranks 48th among the 50 states.
     

    Senate Race
    OPEN SEAT:  Democratic incumbent Edward Kaufman is not seeking election in 2010.

    GOP Candidates

  • Christine O'Donnell - 2008 Nominee  
  • Mike Castle - U.S. Representative from Delaware
  • Carlet Deetta Ward
  • DEM Candidates

  • Christopher Coons - New Castle County Executive  
  • Party nominee -

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    Governor's Race
    No race in 2010
     
    Competitive House Races

    At-large District (map)
    OPEN SEAT:  GOP incumbent Mike Castle is running for Senate in 2010.

    GOP Candidates

  • Glen Urquhart  
  • Rose Izzo
  • Michele Rollins
  • DEM Candidates

  • John Carney, Jr. - Former Delaware Lt. Governor  
  • Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    No other races
     
    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 DEM
      Representatives 1 GOP
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      Lt. Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 6 GOP, 15 DEM
      State House - DEM control 16 GOP, 24 DEM, 1 vacant

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Jack Markell (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Lt. Governor:  Matthew Denn (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2012
  • Senior Senator:  Edward Kaufman (D) - 1st term (partial), not running in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  Tom Carper (D) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2012
  • House District 1:  Mike Castle (R) - 8th term (running for Senate)
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008

    President Strong D -- Mod D -- Solid D

    Senate
    Class 1 Strong D -- -- Solid D --
    Class 2 -- Solid D -- -- Solid D

    Governor Solid D -- Mod D -- Solid D

    House 1 GOP 1 GOP 1 GOP 1 GOP 1 GOP
    CD-AL Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R

    BOLD - party turnover
     
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Delaware Race Tracking
    Senate - open
    Christopher Coons
    vs
    Christine O'Donnell
    Projected Winner
    House District AL
    Glen Urquhart
    vs
    John Carney, Jr.
    Projected Winner
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    Charlie Cook
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    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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