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Progressive newcomer defeats Delaware state Senate leader in primary election

Credit: DOVER, Del. - A political newcomer campaigning on a progressive platform has defeated the leader of Delaware’s state Senate in a Democratic primary.Social worker Marie Pinkney garnered about 52.4% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary to defeat Senate President Pro Tem David McBride in the 13th Senate district primary.McBride is one of the longest-serving lawmakers in Delaware history.

He was first elected to the Senate in 1980 after spending two years in the House and had not had a primary challenger since 1986.MORE: Delaware Sen.

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