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Delaware State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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List of candidates
District 1District 5District 7District 8District 9District 12District 13District 14District 15District 19District 20
Delaware State Senate
Elections for the office of Delaware State Senator will be held in Delaware on November 2, 2010. Senate seats in eleven of Delaware's 21 districts are up for election in 2010. These districts are: 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, and 20.

The primary nomination process for candidates wishing to run in these elections to gain the party's nomination were held at state conventions held by the state's two major political parties in May. Candidates wishing to run as independents could submit nominating signatures up through July 30. The primary election day was September 14, 2010.

In Delaware, senators serve four-year terms with no term limits.

The incumbent senator is running for re-election in 11 of the 11 senate seats up for election in 2010. (100%)

See also: Delaware State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

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

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Delaware in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 21 $1,211,435
2006 22 $979,107
2004 16 $883,364
2002 44 $1,485,767

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

3 incumbents (27%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 2 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
  • 1 GOP incumbent faces no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 2 incumbents facesd competition in the September 14 primary, both of whom won.

Retiring incumbents

All 11 incumbent senators are running for re-election.

Qualifications

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Article II, Section 3 of the Delaware Constitution states: No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained the age of twenty-seven years and have been a citizen and inhabitant of the State three years next preceding the day of his election and the last year of that term an inhabitant of the Senatorial District in which he shall be chosen, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United States or of this State.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of October 2014
     Democratic Party 13
     Republican Party 8
Total 21


List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Harris McDowell Incumbent McDowell has represented District 1 since 1976.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harris McDowell

District 5

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christopher Counihan
Republican Party Catherine Cloutier

District 7

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia Blevins
Republican Party Frederick R. Cullis

District 8

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • David Sokola Incumbent Sokola has represented District 8 since 1990.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Sokola
Republican Party A. Louis Saindon

District 9

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Peterson Incumbent Peterson has represented District 9 since February 2010.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Peterson
Republican Party Robert S. Johnston

District 12

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:
  • Dorinda Connor Incumbent Connor has represented District 12 since 1997.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dorinda Connor

District 13

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • David McBride Incumbent McBride has represented District 13 since 1980.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David McBride

District 14

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Bruce Ennis Incumbent Ennis has represented District 14 since 2007.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bruce Ennis
Republican Party John A. Moritz

District 15

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • Nancy Cook Incumbent Cook has represented District 15 since 1974.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Cook
Republican Party David G. Lawson

District 19

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joseph Booth

District 20

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 14 GOP primary:
  • No Republican candidates filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George Bunting

See also

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