DelawareLive Sept 25

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Sept. 25, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Will this Republican in solid blue district win again? A look at Brandywine’s city vs. suburban test scores Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor Culture State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site Food & Dining Beach’s iconic Summer House sold to …

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Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

In the race for state auditor, Delawareans have two choices: Democrat Lydia York, a career accountant and attorney, and Republican Janice Lorrah, an attorney who rose to prominence by suing Delaware’s governor over his COVID-era school mask mandate. Both say they’re running to restore integrity to the Office of the Auditor — a position that traditionally doesn’t get much attention, …

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McGuiness is McGone

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness, who in July was convicted of three misdemeanor corruption charges, later reduced to two by the judge, has lost her primary election to Democratic Party-endorsed candidate Lydia York. York won in a landslide, carrying nearly 70% of the vote. The result brings an end to the speculation over how Gov. John Carney will go about removing …

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McGuiness, York both ‘cautiously optimistic’

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

Many state and local candidates don’t have challengers from their own party, which means that in some precincts in Tuesday’s primary election, the only race on the ballot is the one between incumbent Auditor of Accounts Kathy McGuiness and her Democratic Party-endorsed opponent, Lydia York. It’s apparent the challenge is not mobilizing folks enough to come out to the ballot …

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Primary election starts with uneven crowds, few problems

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s primary election day seemed off to a slow start Tuesday, but with only a few problems reported. An early morning storm knocked power out to 1,500 people in Rehoboth Beach, including voting machines there, and machines wouldn’t work in Selbyville prompted poll officials to call for help. By 8:30, one machine was back online in Rehoboth Beach. Election officials …

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What to know before Tuesday’s primary election

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

Just one statewide incumbent and eight sitting members of the Delaware General Assembly will have a primary opponent when the polls open Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Incumbent Auditor of Accounts Kathy McGuiness will face off against attorney and accountant Lydia York.  Eight incumbent members of the General Assembly have primary opponents, including Sen. …

DelawareLive Aug 7

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – August 7, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Sussex GOP condemns ‘racist’ mailer sent by conservative group McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent A tale of two bills: Paid leave and pot Culture Claymont eyed for new park with marina, amphitheater Winterthur offers $2 admission to SNAP members Sign …

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McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

In a rare move, the Delaware Democratic Party has endorsed a primary challenger over a sitting statewide-elected Democrat. The state party’s 25-member executive committee unanimously voted last week to endorse Lydia York, a candidate for auditor of accounts, over incumbent Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness on July 1 was found guilty of three misdemeanor charges, including official misconduct, structuring, and conflict …