The Green Papers: Delaware 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 9 September 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 8 July 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 15 July 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 9 September 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:900,877 (0.29% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Dover
 

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Delaware State and Local Government

Delaware 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Only registered voters from participating parties may vote in the Primary Election.

The Libertarian Party convention date is 8 March 2014. The Independent Party of Delaware convention date is 26 July 2014..


Statewide 9 September 2014 Primary and 4 November 2014 General Election candidate listings from the Delaware Department of Elections.

4 November 2014 General Election certified returns of 7 November 2014 from the State Of Delaware Department of Elections.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990;
elected Governor: 1992; re-elected: 1996]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper
FEC S8DE00079

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election: 2010 (to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Joe Biden [Democrat] in January 2009 in order to accede to the Vice-Presidency of the United States; he replaces Senator Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman [Democrat] who had been appointed by the Governor of DELAWARE to temporarily fill the vacancy.)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 130,655 55.83% Senator Christopher A. "Chris" Coons
FEC S0DE00092; 24 Nov 14; Tot $4,762,732; Dsb $4,720,401
  Candidate Republican 98,823 42.23% Kevin L. Wade
FEC S2DE00064; 30 Sep 14; Tot $63,091; Dsb $56,610
  Candidate Green 4,560 1.95% Andrew R. Groff
FEC S2DE00098
  Candidate Write-in     Walter B. Janocha
  Candidate Write-in     Carl Robert Smink
FEC S4DE00052; 24 Nov 14; Tot $117,412; Dsb $154,032
Total 234,038 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Jack A. Markell
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III
17 April 2014: Announced plans to run for Governor in 2016.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Colin R. J. Bonini
7 November 2014: Announced his candidacy.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 21 April 2014: Candidate for Attorney General.
4 November 2014: Won Attorney General contest.

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman John Charles Carney, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 137,251 59.26% Congressman John Charles Carney, Jr.
FEC H0DE01017; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,165,084; Dsb $1,122,196
  Candidate Republican 85,146 36.76% Rose Izzo
FEC H0DE01025; 24 Nov 14; Tot $21,943; Dsb $21,926
  Candidate Green 4,801 2.07% Bernard "Bernie" August
FEC H2DE00155
  Candidate Libertarian 4,419 1.91% Scott Gesty
FEC H2DE00148
Total 231,617 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 17 April 2014: "... I have concluded that it is not right to ask for your support in 2014, knowing that my focus would be divided between doing my job as Attorney General while at the same time running as a candidate for Governor ... I will not seek reelection as your Attorney General this November."
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 121,410 52.76% Lieutenant Governor Matthew P. "Matt" Denn
21 April 2014: Running for Attorney General in 2014.
  Candidate Republican 90,257 39.22% Theodore A. "Ted" Kittila
  Candidate Green 10,599 4.61% Catherine C. Damavandi
  Candidate Independent Party Of Delaware 4,879 2.12% David C. "Dave" Graham
  Candidate Libertarian 2,984 1.30% John MacHurek
Total 230,129 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer Chipman "Chip" Flowers, Jr.
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 15 August 2014: Amid scandal, announced he is no longer seeking re-election. Will serve out the remainder of his term.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 123,105 53.59% Kenneth "Ken" Simpler
  Candidate Democratic 100,218 43.63% Sean Barney
  Candidate Green 6,373 2.77% David B. "Dave" Chandler
Total 229,696 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor R. Thomas "Tom" Wagner, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed: 1989 (by Governor Michael N. Castle); first elected: 1990; re-elected: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 9 September 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 123,100 54.22% Auditor R. Thomas "Tom" Wagner, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic 103,939 45.78% Brenda R. Mayrack
Total 227,039 100.00%  

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Commissioner of Insurance Karen Weldin Stewart
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Blue Enigma Party
  Independent Party Of Delaware: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  State of Delaware Online Constitution, Delaware Code, and Administrative Code
  The Delaware Constitution of 1897 as amended
Election Authority
  Commissioner of Elections for the State of Delaware
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Delaware General Assembly
Democratic
  Delaware Democratic Party
Republican
  The Republican State Committee of Delaware
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  Independent Party of Delaware
  Libertarian Party of Delaware
  The Blue Enigma Party
  The Green Party of Delaware
Media & others
  Cape Gazette - Lewes
  Delaware Coast Press - Salisbury
  Delaware Grapevine
  Delaware Liberal
  Delaware State News - Dover
  Delaware Wave - Bethany Beach
  delawareonline.com - Wilmington - New Castle - Georgetown
  DelawarePolitics.net
  delmarvanow.com - Delmarva Peninsula
  DMOZ - Delaware
  Dover Post
  Newark Post - Elkton
  Politics1.com - Delaware
  Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times - Smyrna
  The Daily Times - Salisbury
  The Middletown Transcript
  The Sussex Countian - Georgetown
  Wake Up Delaware
  WBOC TV - CBS, UPN - Salisbury
  WDEL AM - Wilmington
  WDOV AM - FOX - Dover
  WGMD FM - Lewes - Rehoboth
  WILM AM - Wilmington
  WMDT TV - ABC - Salisbury

 


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