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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Delaware State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Delaware State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Delaware State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Delaware State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 15 14
     Republican Party 6 7
Total 21 21


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 11 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 1 incumbent lost, and thus 10 incumbents were re-elected to the Delaware State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 1 Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 1 new senator, a Republican.
  • Of the 11 seats up for election, 7 were won by Democrats and 4 by Republicans.
  • 5 candidates were unopposed, 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans.
  • No candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Delaware, no incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 11 incumbents (100%) ran for re-election. Of these 11 incumbents, 1 was defeated. She was a Democrat.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Bruce Ennis, first elected to the Delaware State Senate in a special election in 2007.

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Nancy Cook, first elected to the state senate in 1974, was defeated in 2010.

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Nancy CookDemocraticDelaware State Senate District 15

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
David G. Lawson

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Delaware, 1 new senator will be sworn-in. He is a Republican. There were no open seat contests in Delaware. In total, Delaware elected 11 senators, 4 Republicans and 7 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the Delaware State Senate:

Democratic

No new Democratic senators were elected in 2010.

Republican

Open Seat Winners

There were no open seat contests in 2010.

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Delaware State Senate:

Democratic

David Sokola was first elected to the senate in 1990. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

George Bunting, one of the three unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Delaware, 5 candidates (45.5% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 5, 3 were Democrats and 2 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Delaware, no senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate.

Third party candidates

There were no third party candidates.

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Delaware State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Delaware House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Delaware House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Delaware House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 24 26
     Republican Party 17 15
Total 41 41


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 36 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 2 incumbents lost, and thus 34 incumbents were re-elected to the Delaware House of Representatives.
  • One incumbent Republican and one incumbent Democrat were defeated.
  • There will be 7 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 7, 4 are Democrats and 3 are Republicans
  • Of the 41 seats up for election, 26 were won by Democrats and 15 by Republicans.
  • 16 candidates were unopposed, 9 Democrats and 7 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Delaware, 36 (87.8%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 36, 2 incumbent representatives were defeated. One was a Democrat, and one was a Republican.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Robert WallsDemocraticDelaware House of Representatives District 33
Thomas KovachRepublicanDelaware House of Representatives District 6

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Debra Heffernan
Harold Peterman

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Delaware, 7 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 7, 4 are Democrats and 3 are Republicans. In the 5 open seat contests, Republicans won 2 and Democrats 3. In total, Delaware elected 41 representatives, 15 Republicans and 26 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Delaware House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Delaware House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Delaware, 16 candidates (39.0% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 16, 9 were Democrats and 7 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Delaware, 2 (2.9%) of the 68 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: