Democratic leaders in General Assembly challenged Matthew Albright, The News Journal
Saying Delaware needs new blood in the Legislature, several political newcomers are challenging veteran, high-ranking General Assembly Democrats in the Sept. 13 primary.
The highest-ranking members of the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf and Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, each have challengers. So does Sen. Harris McDowell, one of the longest-tenured lawmakers and chairman of the influential Joint Finance Committee.
The odds solidly favor the incumbents, who have been getting elected for years and have better name recognition and better-funded campaigns. But their opponents say they’re running because Delaware needs new leaders with new ideas.
“I think the fact is that the establishment needs to be questioned and challenged,” said Don Peterson, who is facing Schwartzkopf. “That’s what this election is all about”
The Delaware rat race was over a long time ago when the rat’s won! Many Republicans were in bed with Markell who pushed the charter school agenda! The failed student testing programs were by design to have skewed data somehow justify the need for charter schools. The GOP Don’s $$$ hands are in as well as his pilot fish from both sides. John Carney will walk in because its “his turn”.
Schwartzkopf isn’t going anywhere!! Election day will come and go and the quality of life in Delaware will continue the down-turn! DSEA endorses Markell two times even after he baited them into the Race to The Top bed!
If you real want to impress the readers ! Expose Markell’s self serving agenda at the expense of the taxpayers and the education of at-risk students!