WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Democrats have kept Delaware solidly blue, retaining their hold on the governor's office and the state's lone U.S. House seat while giving Hillary Clinton three electoral votes.
Eight years after losing a Democratic gubernatorial primary to current Gov. Jack Markell, U.S. Rep. John Carney Jr. was elected governor Tuesday.
Carney will be replaced in Washington by former state Labor Secretary Lisa Blunt Rochester, who will become the first African-American and first woman to represent the state in Congress.
Riding voter registration numbers that heavily favor Democrats, Rochester defeated Republican Hans Reigle.
Rochester loaned her campaign more than $400,000 and spent almost $1 million in topping a crowded field of Democratic primary candidates before defeating Reigle.
In other races, Democratic state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long won the contest to fill Delaware's vacant lieutenant governor's seat, and New Castle County Sheriff Trinidad Navarro was elected insurance commissioner.
Meanwhile, Democratic state Senate president pro tem Patricia Blevins was the only incumbent member of the legislature to lose Tuesday.
Mike Purzycki won the election for mayor of Wilmington, becoming the city's 56th.