DELAWARE
     Nov. 8, 2016 Governor

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+John C. Carney, Jr. (D)
248,404
58.34%
Colin Bonini (R)
166,852
39.18%
Andrew R. Groff (G)
5,951
1.39%
Sean L. Goward (L)
4,577
1.09%

661,387

Registration: 675,663. 
Dem. 320,852 (47.49%)   Rep. 189,399 (28.03%)   Others 165,412 (24.48%).

Statewide voter turnout: 65.35%.
Margin of vicotry: 81,552 votes (19.16 percentage points).
 DE Dept. of Elections




Notes: Gov. Jack Markell (D) was term limited.  U.S. Rep. John Carney
(D) defeated state Sen. Colin Bonini (R), and Democrats won all statewide offices.  This is the seventh straight time Democrats have won the race for governor; the last Republican to win was Mike Castle in 1988.  There was a televised debate: between Carney and Bonini on Oct. 19 at the University of Delaware in Newark (+) and a radio debate on Oct. 28 at Widener Univers's Delaware Law School in North Wilmington.  According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics (>), Carney outraised Bonini by almost 7:1 ($1,594,267 to $234,146).

Campaign Manager:
John Carney: Cerron Cade
Legislative liaison to Gov. Jack Markell, Jan. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Special projects director to U.S. Rep. John Carney, Jan. 2013-Jan. 2015.  Deputy county director to Sen. Tom Carper, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013.  Field director at Carper for Delaware, June-Nov. 2012.  Legislative aide in the Delaware House of Representatives, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2011.  DNC/Delaware Democratic Party regional organizer, Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Delaware State University, 2006.







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