In Delaware’s general election Tuesday, voters chose leaders for the U.S. Senate and U.S House of Representatives along with filling the posts for attorney general, treasurer and auditor.
Here are the unofficial results for each race, as reported by the Office of the State Election Commissioner.
Incumbent Chris Coons held on to his seat in the U.S.Senate after winning 130,645 or 55.8 percent of the votes while Republican Kevin Wade drew 98,819 or 42.2 percent. Coons has held the seat since 2010.
Democrat John Carney, Delaware’s sole representative in the U.S. House, won as he drew 137,245 votes against Republican challenger Rose Izzo, who took 85,142 votes. The unofficial results give Carney 59.3 percent of the vote, compared to Izzo with 36.8 percent,
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Democrat Matthew Denn, currently lieutenant governor since 2009, surpassed the other candidates with 121,410 or 52.8 percent of votes. Republican Theodore Kittila took 90,255 or 39.2 percent.
Newark businessman Ken Simpler won back a statewide office for the Republican Party, taking the office of state treasurer by 10 percentage points.Simpler won 123,104 votes, compared to Democrat Sean Barney, who garnered 100,218 votes and Green Party candidate David Chandler, who took 6,373 votes. Simpler won 53.6 percent of the vote, Barney 43.6 percent, and Chandler won 2.8 percent. Simpler pulled out in front of Barney early on and never lost his lead.
Incumbent Republican Tom Wagner retained his state auditor seat Tuesday despite a strong challenge from Democrat Brenda Mayrack in the General Election.
Wagner received 123,098 votes, or 54.2 percent of the vote, while Mayrack received 103,939 votes, or 45.8 percent. Wagner’s victory over Mayrack, an audit lawyer, marks his seventh four-year term as the state auditor.
All results are considered unofficial until verified by the state election commission.