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AG Democratic Primary Debate Tonight in Wilmington

The Wilmington Democratic Party is sponsoring a debate tonight in the Attorney General Democratic Primary tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Community Center, located at 2300 Bowers Street in Wilmington, Delaware.  The debate will feature the four Democratic candidates, LaKresha Roberts, Chris Johnson, Tim Mullaney and Kathy Jennings, and it will be moderated by former Mayoral candidate Eugene Young.

[Update: we have been informed that Mullaney has withdrawn from the debate.  Makes sense.  Given his answers in other forums/interviews, he would be advised to run as a Republican anyway.]

The Wilmington Democratic Party will also be hosting debates later in the month in the city’s two competitive Senate seats, both of which already feature multiple candidate primaries.  The debate in Senate District 3 (West Wilmington) will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Christina Cultural Arts Center (705 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801).  It will be moderate by Christina Jedra.   Right now, that debate will feature Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman and Jordan Hines.  Incumbent Senator Bob Marshall has not announced a campaign for reelection and has said he will not be at this debate.  Hopefully that means he will retire.

The debate in Senate District 2 (East Wilmington) between, presumably, candidates Sam Guy, Bobbie Cummings and Darius Brown, will be held on Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Route 9 Library & Innovation Center (3022 New Castle Ave, New Castle, DE 19720).

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3 comments on “AG Democratic Primary Debate Tonight in Wilmington

  1. cassandram

    Thanks for posting this! It will be an interesting conversation hosted by Eugene Young. Hope to see you there and if you can’t make it, please post the question you would like to see these candidates answer right here. I’ll get them to Eugene.

  2. john kowalko

    I apologize that my Rep. Committee is meeting tonight to consider endorsements and I cannot make it. I hope a question will be asked of all candidates gauging their reactions and thoughts regarding Governor Carney’s presumption (in the Rodney Square Hub debate) that he (or his office) is exempt from Delaware’s FOIA laws, (they are not), by declaring a “executive privilege” argument. I would also like all of the candidates how they would handle the appeal that will be made to the Attorney General’s office regarding this decision by the Executive branch.
    Representative John Kowalko

    • HyperbolicDem

      Not that it is right, but the appeal has been made and the Governor’s office does have the legal right to declare ‘executive privilege’ and an exemption from FOIA. In fact, two of the candidates at the debate helped render the AG’s opinion. See link below to: 17-IB44 8/30/2017 FOIA Opinion Letter to Mr. Randall Chase re: FOIA Complaint concerning the Office of the Governor.

      https://opinions.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/2017/08/30/3411/

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