Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Announces Bid for U.S. Senate
Exciting news from Delaware! Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) has officially declared her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. This comes just weeks after her mentor, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), announced his retirement at the end of this Congress.
Blunt Rochester, who has already made a name for herself in statewide office, is the immediate favorite in the race. Since winning Delaware’s at-large congressional seat in 2016, she has proven herself as a strong and capable leader.
“I’m running to represent Delaware in the United States Senate,” Blunt Rochester passionately stated in her announcement video. “That little girl from Wilmington couldn’t have imagined that we’d be standing here today. A more perfect union is not a destination. It’s a journey. Let’s go on it together.”
In her video, Blunt Rochester shares personal stories of resilience and determination. She recounts returning to the floor after the Capitol siege on Jan. 6 to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory. She also opens up about the unexpected loss of her husband, Charles, due to blood clots following an Achilles tendon tear.
“For a while, I was gone, too,” Blunt Rochester reveals. “But one thing Charles always said was, ‘You gotta get your mind right.’ So I did. I decided to run for Congress.”
During his retirement announcement, Sen. Carper practically endorsed Blunt Rochester, expressing his support and hope for her candidacy. It’s clear that she has the backing of influential figures in Delaware politics.
Delaware, being a deep blue state, virtually guarantees that the winner of the Democratic primary will secure victory in the general election. If successful, Blunt Rochester would make history as the third black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
Exciting times lie ahead for Delaware as Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester embarks on her journey to the U.S. Senate. Stay tuned for more updates!
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