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Another Democrat Upset Looming in Delaware? Keep an Eye on the Senate Primary

Far-left liberals are hoping for another victory over the Democrat establishment Thursday night in Delaware’s Democrat Senate primary.

By NTK Staff | 09.06.2018 @3:00pm
Another Democrat Upset Looming in Delaware? Keep an Eye on the Senate Primary

In what could potentially be the biggest upset of the primary season, far-left liberals are hoping to topple long-time Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) Thursday night in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary.

First-time candidate Kerri Evelyn Harris, a 38-year-old Air Force veteran, is running against Carper. If successful Thursday and in November, Harris would be the first minority LGBTQ member of the U.S. Senate.

By almost any metric, ousting Carper would be the Democratic left’s most astonishing victory of the season, which has helped the cash-strapped campaign attract a late outside boost from the progressive Working Families Party.

Respectful, per Delaware’s exacting demands for politeness in the political arena, but firm in her criticism, Harris, who is biracial and gay, has sought to cast Carper, 71, as an out-of-touch centrist who, for all his good intentions, is disconnected from “the urgency of now.”

Harris is also an ally of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who herself unseated a long-time Democrat incumbent in a New York congressional primary in June. Ocasio-Cortez has been in Delaware campaigning for Harris, returning the favor that Harris paid Ocasio-Cortez when she campaigned for her in New York earlier this summer.

“My gut tells me that they believe that Kerri is the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and they believe that I’m somehow the next Joe Crowley,” Carper, who has served in the Senate since 2001, said in an interview at a Labor Day picnic in Wilmington, according to CNN. “They think that Delaware is New York City. And I think they’re mistaken on all three counts.”

Harris has made issue of Carper’s 2006 vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

“It’s scary when you hear him say, ‘I voted for Kavanaugh because all of his people (vouched for him),'” she said.

Time will tell if Carper’s vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination will be one of his last as a senator.

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