Voter turnout was up. That is a good thing. I would love to see a massive increase in voter levels for both sides. Let the people speak! Some elections turned out pretty close to how I thought they would. Some were disappointments. At this point, it is what it is and all eyes are on the General Election.
The biggest upset turned out to be Scott Walker. Who would have ever thought the wooden-sign guy would actually win a Primary? Much less, one on the Republican side? Don’t worry, he will get trounced in the General by Lisa Blunt Rochester. No doubt in my mind about that.
Predictions and who I want to win are two different things at times. I will be endorsing for the General Election but I’m still recovering from the Primary. There will be plenty of time for that. Some may surprise you! I do want ALL the candidates to send me their Candidate Message. Some of the ones I received before the Primary are still good since those candidates won their Primary race.
Like I said the night before the Primary for candidates who lost- don’t give up! There will always be winners and losers. Let it be a learning curve for you.
We have some new Senators in our midst here in Delaware. Congrats to Senators Lockman and Brown. As well, congrats to new State Reps. Dorsey-Walker, Johnson, and Vanderwende. I will anxiously await to see all of you in action next January.
The General Election is going to be pivotal to the future of Delaware. The political picture is going to change no matter what. It will be up to voters to decide what shape that picture takes.
Today is the big day you have all been waiting for! You’ve travelled and talked more in the past few months than some of you have ever done in your life. Some of you will win today and some will lose. But I have some advice for the losers- DON’T GIVE UP!
A few months ago I went through all Delaware elections going back to 1970. So many of our legislators and elected officials lost once, sometimes even twice. But they persevered and kept going. This was echoed by many of the legislators that retired this year as they gave their farewell speeches in the General Assembly.
I understand it will be crushing. Some of you might have thought you were going to win but there could be some upsets today. From the top of the ticket to the bottom, the people will vote how they vote. The best thing to do is rest and reformulate for the future. But DON’T GIVE UP!
To the winners- keep going. Most of you have a General Election in November. It isn’t over yet! Keep your campaign clean. Make sure the money you accept from organizations is something you believe in. If not, just send it back! Talk about your qualifications instead of bashing your opponent. Keep your chin up and smile. Talk to the people, not at them. Door-knock as much as you possibly can. Send out mailers if you can. Write letters to the editor. Be approachable and kind.
To ALL the candidates (even you Miss Congeniality), I wish you the best of luck today! I will anxiously await the results along with you this evening. It all changes tomorrow!
Nature abhors a vacuüm! Is Primary Day really less than three weeks away? This has been a long election season! We have tons of primaries in Delaware this year and the State Senate and State Representative ones have been very interesting. There are two districts where both Democrats and Republicans will battle against their own in a primary. Many of these contests are because many legislators resigned. These polls are more difficult than statewide races because different folks will vote. There is no way to limit it to a district. But I look forward to see how folks vote!
Three days ago, I posted polls for the biggest tickets in the Delaware Primary. I ran them for Delaware Attorney General (Democrat), Delaware State Auditor (Democrat), U.S. Senator (Democrat), U.S. Senator (Republican), and U.S. Representative (Republican).