Political newcomer Lauren Witzke secures Republican nomination for Senate seat
DELAWARE – Political newcomer Lauren Wtizke secured the Republican nomination in the race for Delaware’s U.S. Senate Seat. “We worked really hard. I have a great team behind me and we have a lot of support behind the America First platform. A lot of people feel the same way that we feel, and I am just a voice for them – to speak for them – and I will continue to fight for them, and our interests as well,” said Witzke.
Witzke raked in 57% of the republican vote over her challenger James DeMartino. She tells 47ABC that throughout her campaign, she’s seen that many Delawareans agree with her America First platform. “America First is American workers first. American families first, as well as addressing the opioid epidemic. It is putting American people first in every decision that we make and in decisions that benefit American families,” said Witzke.
Witzke also says she plans to continue her focus on the opioid crisis, which is hitting many parts of Delaware hard. “That’s something that’s affecting everybody and hitting us on the East Coast very, very badly. Actually having somebody that’s actually talking about it against our incumbent Democrat who I’ll be running against has failed to address it. He’s been in office for ten years and things are getting worse. We’re hitting record highs in overdoses,” said Witzke.
The nominee says that most of all – she wants to breathe new life into the first state and help provide resources for Delawareans. “People are desperate for change. Things are not good. This is not the same state that I grew up in 20 years ago. It’s become a place where people don’t stay and get married and have children. I want Delaware to become a place where people want to stay and have families and be able to buy a home and be able to provide the best life available,” said Witzke.
Witzke says she aims to protect the nuclear family – and fight for the rights of American workers. She tells 47ABC that the next step is to continue hitting the campaign trail and doing what she cane to secure her place in the Senate. “We’re going to keep hitting the ground hard. We’re going to continue to host campaign events, meet and greets, and doing the work that it takes to win,” said Witzke.
Incumbent Chris Coons won the democratic nomination. In a statement he said in part quote – “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.”