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The Delaware candidates for U.S. Senate will get a chance to debate on August 27th.

The match up will take place at 7 p.m. at Cab Calloway School of Arts in Wilmington and is sponsored by the Wilmington News Journal.

There will be a panel of journalist along with questions submitted by the paper’s readers.

On the Republican side Gene Truono will be on stage at 7 p.m.

But his opponent Rob Arlett will be absent due to a scheduling conflict.

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Longtime Delaware Senator Tom Carper is getting a challenge from a progressive candidate in the Democratic primary.

Her name is Kerri Harris a political newcomer from Dover.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that a set of Facebook ads are in the works by the Working Families Party criticizing Carper for his votes on judicial nominees.

The effort by the national coalition that includes unions and community groups is to take advantage of the nomination of conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Sussex County Council member Rob Arlett has decided to run for the U.S. Senate in Delaware.

He told the Salisbury Daily Times that he is highlighting bipartisanship, faith and family.

If he is successful in capturing the Republican nomination it is clearly an uphill battle in what is clearly a Blue state and against a longtime Democratic incumbent.

But Arlett told the paper that it is time for Senator Tom Carper to turn the baton over to a younger generation as opposed to keeping a career politician.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - President Donald Trump's pick for the United States Attorney for Delaware has been sworn in.

WDEL-FM reports David C. Weiss was sworn in Thursday after the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination earlier this month. Weiss had been serving as acting U.S. attorney since March 2017, and was nominated to take over the position permanently in November.

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Delaware State Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is urging Senator Tom Carper to get an extension for those signing up for the Affordable Care Act.

Navarro told the Wilmington News Journal that he is worried there will not be enough time to enroll in the health insurance exchange.

So, he said, he is consulting with the Delaware Democrat’s office and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield about extending the deadline to January 1st.

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Senator Tom Carper has added his name to the growing list of his colleagues calling for fellow Democrat Al Franken to step down in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Delaware Democrat joined more than a dozen of his colleagues including at least eight senators calling for the Minnesota senator’s resignation.

The decision came after a report by Politico about a Democratic congressional aide who said Franken cornered her in her studio in 2006 and forcibly kissed her.

Franken was elected to the Senate in 2008.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's senior senator is calling on President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to work with Democrats on tax reform.

Sen. Tom Carper and fellow Democrat Chris Coons hosted a roundtable discussion in Wilmington on Monday on what they say is the negative impact of Trump's tax plan on Delawareans.

Coons expressed concern about cutting billions of dollars from Medicare spending for what he described as a tax rate cut for corporations and for the richest Americans.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Long-awaited beach replenishment projects in Delaware are expected to get underway early next year.

Beaches and dunes in Bethany, South Bethany and Fenwick Island were damaged by strong storms, including a nor'easter in October 2015 and Winter Storm Joaquin in January 2016.

The projects will involve dredging 1.2 million cubic yards of sand from approved offshore borrow areas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $17.2 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

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As the decision by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA rallies are planned at the offices of Delaware Governor John Carney and the state’s Democratic senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons.

Organizers notes that both senators have expressed strong support for the program that allows undocumented immigrants brought to this country by their parents as children to stay in the U.S.

It’s is an executive order that was issued by then President Obama as congress failed to provide comprehension immigration reform.

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(AP) - Delaware's senior senator is seeking a fourth term.

Sen. Tom Carper, a Democrat, recently announced he's running for re-election.

Carper is a former Naval aviator and governor who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000.

He said in an interview on MSNBC on Monday that he was considering retirement before last year's presidential election because he thought Hillary Clinton would win and Democrats would hold a majority in the Senate.

But with President Donald Trump's victory, Carper said he's more motivated than ever to serve in the upper chamber.

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