AP announces Chris Coons wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate
DELAWARE – The Associated Press is reporting that Christopher Coons has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the Delaware primary election.
As of 11:15 p.m., Coons led the race with nearly 73% of the vote against his opponent, Jessica Scarane, who holds 27% of the vote.
Coons released the following statement on his win:
“Serving the people of Delaware in the United States Senate is the honor of a lifetime, and I’m humbled by the support our campaign received from Delaware Democrats up and down our state in this primary election. I’m grateful for all the volunteers who worked so hard to make today’s victory possible, for the dedication of my campaign team, and the support of my family.
“My primary opponent, Jessica Scarane, ran a campaign focused on critical issues such as strengthening healthcare, raising wages, and combating climate change. While we have different approaches, we share the same goals of building a more just, sustainable, and inclusive Delaware.
“The general election is in seven weeks, and the stakes have never been higher. As my friend, Joe Biden, rightly says, “We’re in a battle for the soul of our nation.” We’ve seen what four years of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell’s leadership has done to our country, and we cannot afford another four years of their failed policies and division.
“I will work as hard as I can to earn the votes of every Delawarean — Republican, Democrat, or Independent — and I’ll be working hand in hand with Joe Biden to win this election, heal our country, and build an even brighter future for all of us.”