The Muslim vote
This week we’ll talk to third party candidates and look at some down ballot candidates in the hope of giving you the most information for Tuesday. First Look begins with Delaware’s Muslim community. For the first time they are publicly endorsing political candidates. But beyond the election, Muslim leaders in the state are hoping to inspire younger Muslims to get politically involved.
In just a few days, Wilmington voters will have their say, once again electing who they believe is best to lead their city. We caught up with Democratic candidate Mike Purzycki who beat out seven other Democratic candidates in September. He’s credited with much of the success at the riverfront, but what’s going through his mind today when it comes to the rest of the city?
The Democrat and Republican candidates for Governor debated last week at Widener University’s Delaware Law School. Here are some short comments from John Carney and Colin Bonini.
State of Play
The final stretch is here, and we’re counting the hours until the votes are tallied on Election Day, a perfect time for some predictions from our State of Play team of Stephanie Hansen and Michael Stafford.
History of Delaware elections
There are many election traditions in Delaware. Return Day is one, electing a Governor of Delaware brings its own set of traditions. The Delaware Public Archives chronicles that history.
Let’s go back to our WHYY WDEL congressional debate to listen to comments from Lisa Blunt Rochester and Hans Reigle.
3rd Party candidates
There are third party candidates running on Tuesday. Traditionally, those candidates don’t account for more than three or four percent of the state vote. WHYY’s Zoe Read talked to some of the candidates. She joins its in the First studio to tell us what she found.
Two years ago, Republican Ken Simpler was elected State Treasurer, breaking through the Democratic strong-hold on state-wide offices. Simpler, a former CFO, ran for treasurer as “a finance-guy for a finance job.” Republicans are hoping history repeats itself in the Insurance Commissioner’s race, where the GOP is running Jeff Cragg, an insurance company executive.
Let’s take a trip to Milford to wrap up this week’s First. The artists of the Misspillion Art League have come together for their fall judged show. First Experience showcases the work of some very talented artists.