DELAWARE
     Nov. 6, 2018 U.S. Senate

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+Tom Carper (D) i
217,385
59.95%
Rob Arlett (R)
137,127
37.81%
Demitri Theodoropoulos (G) 4,170
1.15%
Nadine Frost (L)
3,910
1.09%

361,592

Plurality: 80,258 votes (22.14 percentage points)
 DE Department of Elections




Notes: 
As expected Sen. Tom Carper (D) won a fourth term with little difficulty.  Carper has a 42-year career in public office in Delaware; prior to being elected to the Senate in 2000 he served as state treasurer  (1976-83), congressman (1983-93), and governor (1993-2001).  He faced Rob Arlett, county councilman from Sussex County since 2015, who owns Beach Bound Realty, a real estate business in Dagsboro, and who served as Trump's Delaware state chair in the 2016 campaign.  Also running were Demitri Theodoropoulos (G) and Nadine Frost (L). 

In the Sept. 6 primaries, Kerri Evelyn Harris' progressive challenge to Carper drew national attention, but Carper defeated Harris by about 30 percentage points (64.58% to 35.42%).  On the Republican side Arlett defeated Eugene Truono by 66.76% to 27.97%.

Carper and Arlett debated in Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware on Oct. 17 (>), while all four candidates participated in a second and final debate organized by WDEL and WHYY at Theatre N in Wilmington on Oct. 30 (>).



Campaign Managers:
Tom Carper: 
Jill Farquharson
(March 2018)  Press secretary and director of digital media in Carper's Senate office since Sept. 2015.  Press secretary on Evan Bayh for Indiana (U.S. Senate), Aug.-Nov. 2016.  Press assistant on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security, May 2014-Sept. 2015.  Staff assistant in the U.S. Senate, Nov. 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Delaware, 2013.


Tom Arlett:  Justin Arlett
CEO of Juiced Productions, a digital strategy and analytics consulting firm in Wilmington NC since Jan. 2016.  Confidential assistant in the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, April 2017-Feb. 2018.  Trump's Delaware state director in the 2016 campaign.  Marketing executive at Connected Investors, Aug. 2013-Dec. 2015.  CEO of Arlett Financial (real estate), Nov. 2010-Dec. 2015.





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