Republican Lafferty says she stands as political outsider in Delaware gubernatorial primary

     Republican Lacey Lafferty hopes to prevail in Delaware's Sept. 13 primary election to become the GOP candidate for governor. (Image via WHYY First)

    Republican Lacey Lafferty hopes to prevail in Delaware's Sept. 13 primary election to become the GOP candidate for governor. (Image via WHYY First)

    There is change ahead at the helm in Delaware. A two-term limit spells the end of Democratic incumbent governor Jack Markell’s tenure. U.S. congressman and former Lt. Gov. John Carney is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination. Two Republicans are vying to take him on, Lacey Lafferty and Colin Bonini. In advance of the Sept. 13 Delaware primary election, Lafferty discussed her background and platform with NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller.

    Lafferty emphasizes her diverse background: owning and running businesses in the agricultural, poultry, and trucking divisions, among other jobs that differentiate her from career politicians. And it is that aversion to career politicians that remains a large part of her platform. “We hear the same campaign storyline every election cycle. That they’re going to promise us this, that, and the other, and they never deliver. People have had enough, and they want change.”

    It is that identification as a political outsider that Lafferty believes will resonate with Delaware voters—a demographic that hasn’t welcomed a Republican governor since 1988. “I’m counting on these Democrats that are fed up with the same old same old, just like we all are. It has nothing to do with your party affiliation. We’re all sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

    You can listen to their conversation below.

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