Jennings wins Democratic nomination for Nov. general election

Kathleen Jennings (D - Del.) Attorney General Candidate

Kathleen Jennings (D – Del.) Attorney General Candidate

DELAWARE – Democratic Party voters in the First State nominated Kathleen Jennings, a veteran prosecutor, for state attorney general on Thursday.

Jennings, who has served both as state prosecutor and chief deputy attorney general – the number two spot in the state Department of Justice – defeated three other candidates in Thursday’s primary: Chris Johnson, LaKresha Roberts and Tim Mullaney.

Jennings received about 57 percent, while Johnson won 15 percent, Roberts with 22 percent and Mullaney received about 7 percent.

Jennings advances to face Republican candidate Bernard Pepukayi in the November general election to decide who will replace incumbent Democrat Matt Denn. Denn chose not to seek re-election.

Pepukayi, a longtime Democrat, switched parties and filed to run late last month after former Sussex County prosecutor Peggy Marshall Strong quit the race last week, leaving the GOP without a candidate.

Jennings dominated her primary challengers in fundraising, raising almost $500,000 for her campaign, far more than the combined total of the other three candidates.

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Bernard Pepukayi (R – Del.) Attorney General Candidate

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