Democratic Candidates In Strong Positions Entering Election Year
02 February 2012
Delaware's Democratic candidates are in great positions to win in November, as shown by the year-end Federal Election Commission financial reports. Governor Markell and Lt. Governor Denn received $1.4 million and $203,000, respectively last year for their re-election campaigns, while Senator Carper and Congressman Carney posted fundraising totals of $2 million and $515,000 each, giving our incumbent Democrats over $4 million dollars as opposed to just $47,000 posted by the Republicans challenging them. Governor Markell has been a leader among governors nationwide in prioritizing job creation and getting our economy back on track, while Matt Denn has fought for Delaware's children, bringing education and health services for children to the forefront of his agenda as Lieutenant Governor. And in Congress, Senator Carper and Congressman Carney have led the national dialogue on tough issues and continued the Delaware tradition of reaching across the aisle to get things done. Delaware Democrats have received an astonishing 100 times what the collective Republican ticket has taken in. It's clear Delawareans trust Democrats to fight for working families and keep Delaware moving forward. We have seen positive gains made by both our state administration and our representatives at the federal level to support Delawarean families, and Democrats are committed to continuing our effort to turn the economy around.