DOVER, DELAWARE - OCTOBER 21: Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) speaks before U.S. President Joe Bidens remarks on student debt relief at Delaware State University on October 21, 2022 in Dover, Delaware.
Yesterday a federal judge ruled that six states DOVER, Del. - Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Delaware’s lone representative in the U.S.
House, announced Wednesday that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Democrat Tom Carper.Blunt Rochester’s announcement came as no surprise, given that Carper said in announcing his retirement last month that he favored her as his replacement.Blunt Rochester, who once interned for Carper when he was in the House and also served in Carper’s Cabinet when he was governor, was reelected to a fourth term in Congress last November.
In a campaign video, Blunt Rochester said she now wants to continue representing Delaware in the U.S. Senate."It’s been the greatest honor of my life to represent Delaware, to protect our seniors, our environment, our small businesses and women’s reproductive rights," she said. "But we’ve got so much more to do."Rochester is the only woman and only person of color to represent Delaware in Washington.