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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).  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 (+).

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%.




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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