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2008 Delaware Congressional and Statewide Races
Presidential Primary Filing Deadline: 12/10/07, Presidential Primary: 2/5/08, Primary Filing Deadline: 7/25/08, Independent Filing Deadline: 7/25/08, 3rd Party Filing Deadline: 9/1/08, 3rd Party Presidential Filing Deadline: 9/1/08, Primary: 9/9/08, General Election 11/4/08,
Last Updated: November 15, 2008
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President, 53.3% in '04 for Kerry, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Obama, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Obama, Cook Political Report: Solid Obama, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe / Likely Obama, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Obama,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 61.9%, U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 36.9%, consumer activist Ralph Nader (Ind-CT) 0.6%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (L-GA) 0.3%,
Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL) 0.2%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (G-GA) 0.1%,
Róger Calero (SW-NY) 0.0%,
Governor, 50.9% in '04, 2nd term, Ruth Ann Minner (D) barred from 3rd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
St. Treas. Jack Markell (D) 67.5%, '00 candidate / '04 nominee / retired Superior Court Judge William Swain "Bill" Lee (R) 32.0%, bartender/stripper Jeffrey Brown (Blue Enigma Party) 0.5%,
Lt. Governor 62.1% in '04, 2nd term, John C. Carney, Jr. (D) ran for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Ins. Comm'r Matthew P. Denn (D) 61.3%, St. Sen. Charels L. "Charlie" Copeland (R) 38.7%,   Paul Cullen (Blue Enignma Party) 0.0%,
Insurance Commissioner, 52.8% in '04, 1st term, Matthew P. Denn (D) running for Lt. Gov.
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Karen Weldon Stewart (D 56.9%, WF 0.6%,) 57.5%, attorney John F. Brady (R) 41.0%, Tom Savage (Ind) 1.5%,
Senate, 58.2% in '02, 7th term, ran for President, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic,
Joseph R. "Joe" Biden Jr. (D) 64.7%, '96 candidate / PR consultant Christine O'Donnell (R) 35.3%,
At-Large Congressional District, 57.2% in '06, 8th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican,
'06 nominee / children's rights advocate Karen M. Hartley-Nagle (D) 38.0%, Michael N. "Mike" Castle (R) 61.1%, Mark Anthony Parks (L) 0.9%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Delaware Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. Delaware Media Links:
New Castle Business Ledger
WDEL Radio AM 1150
Wilmington News-Journal

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