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On November 6, 2012, [[Tom Carper]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]].  He defeated [[Kevin Wade]], [[Alexander Pires]], and [[Andrew Richard Groff]] in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.delaware.gov/results/html/election.shtml ''Delaware Secretary of State'' "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"]</ref>
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On November 6, 2012, [[Tom Carper]] won re-election to the [[United States Senate]].  He defeated [[Kevin Wade]], [[Alexander Pires]] and [[Andrew Richard Groff]] in the general election.<ref>[http://elections.delaware.gov/results/html/election.shtml ''Delaware Secretary of State'' "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"]</ref>
  
 
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On November 2, 2010, [[Chris Coons]] won election to the [[United States Senate]]. He defeated Christine O'Donnell (R), Glenn A. Miller (I), James W. Rash, Jr. (L), Maurice F. Bourgeois (I), and Samtra Devard (I) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
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On November 2, 2010, [[Chris Coons]] won election to the [[United States Senate]]. He defeated Christine O'Donnell (R), Glenn A. Miller (I), James W. Rash, Jr. (L), Maurice F. Bourgeois (I) and Samtra Devard (I) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
 
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections in Delaware

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
September 9, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Pending
Incumbent prior to election:
Chris Coons Democratic Party
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Race Rating
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2014 U.S. House Elections

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Voters in Delaware will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014 elections.

Delaware has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Chris Coons (D). Coons was first elected in a special election in 2010 to replace Vice-President Joe Biden.

Candidates

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Possible candidates

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In September 2012, Christine O'Donnell announced that she would consider a re-match against incumbent Chris Coons, who defeated O'Donnell in 2010.[3]

O'Donnell announced her possible 2014 run, saying "I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run. People sacrificed. Not only came out of their comfort zone -- sacrificed to work hard in order to win the primary. And I think that I owe it to them to give it every consideration."[3] Since her indication at a possible run, no official decision has been announced.

Coons already had $806,862 cash on hand for the beginning of his re-election campaign in February 2013.[4]

When questioned in July 2013 about whether she would run O'Donnell responded by saying that she is “not saying no” to challenging Chris Coons, who defeated her by 16 points in 2010.[5] O’Donnell said her final decision depends on a number of factors, including her parents’ health and the results of an ongoing investigation into a potential breach of her tax information.[5]

In a tweet on July 23, 2013, O'Donnell responded to the rumor by tweeting "...To be clear, a 2014 Senate run isn't even on my radar!"[6]

As of July 2013, no names aside from O’Donnell’s had surfaced as possible challengers to incumbent Chris Coons (D).[7]

Election history

2012

On November 6, 2012, Tom Carper won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Kevin Wade, Alexander Pires and Andrew Richard Groff in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Carper Incumbent 66.7% 252,892
     Republican Kevin Wade 28.7% 108,957
     Green Andrew Richard Groff 0.8% 3,036
     Independent Alexander Pires 3.8% 14,462
Total Votes 379,347
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Chris Coons won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Christine O'Donnell (R), Glenn A. Miller (I), James W. Rash, Jr. (L), Maurice F. Bourgeois (I) and Samtra Devard (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, Delaware General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris A. Coons Incumbent 56.6% 174,012
     Republican Christine O'Donnell 40% 123,053
     Independent Party of Delaware Glenn A. Miller 2.7% 8,201
     Libertarian James W. Rash, Jr. 0.7% 2,101
     Independent Maurice F. Bourgeois 0% 25
     Independent Samtra Devard 0% 10
Total Votes 307,402

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