There is a current mystery on Facebook. A mystery candidate is launching her (yes, it is a her) campaign to challenge Senator Tom Carper on February 10, 2018. We know this because a Facebook Event Notice went up today from the Dare to Act DE Facebook Account. The event and the page has drawn interest from notable progressive activists. And the candidate message reads as follows:
A veteran, mother, and community activist will announce her candidacy in the Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate. If elected, she will become the first ever woman of color to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate. During the announcement, the candidate will announce her support for single-payer healthcare, universal pre-K, a $15 minimum wage, and opposition to all bills that expand fracking and offshore drilling.
Sounds great! A long held wish that Carper would get a progressive challenger if only to dislodge him from his forever goal of seeking a bipartisan policy first and foremost.
I asked around and the identity of the candidate is being kept secret for now, in order to drum up interest, and I must say, that is a genius tactic and it is working.