Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., has not lost a single election in his 42-year political career.
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Three-was projected term incumbent U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware, a democratic primary challenge from insurgent candidate Kerri Harris on Thursday, turning aside.
With all districts reporting, Carper 65 percent of the vote compared to 35 percent for Harris.
Carper probably, it will attract a heavy favorite to a fourth term in November against Republican candidate Rob Arlett, Sussex County Councilman, who was state campaign Chairman for Donald Trump in 2016. Arlett easily defeated former PayPal Executive, Gene Truono in the GOP primary.
Carper, a former state Treasurer, Congressman and Governor, has not lost a single election since the beginning of his political career in the year 1976. He was re-elected for a third term in office by 37 percentage points in 2012.
The 38-year-old Harris, an openly gay Air Force veteran, had hoped to stimulate in the footsteps of other activists, Democrats, to be demolished, shocking, in this primary season. In front of a huge fundraising disadvantage, she sought to paint Carper, 71, is an out-of-touch politician.
Kerri Harris is trying to paint Carper as an out-of-touch ” corporatist.’
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“He’s definitely a corporatist,” she said of the Carper in an Associated Press interview. “His whole career, if you look at it, was around to ensure that companies thrive, and almost a Republican idea, it’s a trickle-down effect. We know that trickle-down works.”
Harris had called for a $15 hourly wage, minimum wage, abolition of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), the elimination of student debt and a government-run health care system called Medicare-for-all. It was supported by justice Democrats, a political action Committee, the organizers of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
However, Carper had Biden the support of the Delaware democratic establishment, including former Vice-President, Joe. He was also supported by the AFL-CIO, the state teachers’ union, and Delaware is the largest daily newspaper in.
“It is not so, I still have never said prima Ried,” Carper before they vote on Thursday. He has also announced his ability, with members of both parties, said that the insurgent candidates like Harris and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, “have little tolerance for the centrists.”
In the Republican primary, Arlett agenda and his social-conservative positions of delivery on its support for Trump’s, including opposition to abortion and gay marriage. He recalled that the GOP voters that Truono is openly gay and in a same-sex marriage.
“I’m married to a woman and he is not,” Arlett said on the question of a reporter, newspaper to describe just a few days before the election, the biggest contrast between him and Truono.
Arlett also tried to paint Truono, his political registration from unaffiliated, Republicans a year ago, before announcing his Senate bid, as a “party crasher.”
Arlett said he would remove the work in Washington, cumbersome regulations on business, the improvement of border security and the fight for a free and fair trade.
He has also called for the repeal of ObamaCare and the defunding of the so-called “sanctuary cities.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.