Politico reports that Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware’s lone member of the House, will launch a bid this month for her state’s open Senate seat, according to her advisors.
LBR won’t face a primary from State Representative Kerri Evelyn Harris, who ran against Senator Tom Carper in 2018, but progressive Jessica Scarane, who ran against Senator Chris Coons in 2020, did not rule out a run in 2024. Scarane said she is focused on “electing more legislators that will fight for the working class” and that she is “still deciding on my plans for the next few years.”
Bloomberg has the names of some more Democrats who could run for Delaware’s Congressional seat.
- State Treasurer Colleen Davis (D) in a phone interview didn’t rule out a bid for Senate, House, or to replace term-limited Gov. John Carney (D). “If an opportunity arises that can provide me with the ability to extend and continue my service to the people of Delaware, and for which I feel that I’m qualified, I will seriously consider them,” she said.
- Democrat Eugene Young, who runs the state’s housing authority, is also looking at the House race, according to a campaign adviser.
- State Sen. Sarah McBride (D) is assembling plans to pursue a congressional race in case Blunt Rochester vacates. She has the support of Delaware leaders and national political groups, according to one person close to the campaign.
- Delaware sources told us the state insurance commissioner, Trinidad Navarro (D), could look at the House race as well.