Delaware Primary Results LIVE: Carper, Carney, Have Fundraising Edge Heading Into November

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9:19pm: Live blog, out.

9:14pm: Dennis Williams has won the Democratic mayoral primary in Wilmington.


8:26pm: Joe Biden hit another home run today. He stopped at a volunteer fire department in Shanksville, Pennsylvania while there commemorating United flight 93. He told the firefighters they'd be invited to the White House for beers, and that it was "No bullshit." 

8:13pm: We can call the GOP primary for the at-large congressional seat for Tom Kovach.

8:03pm: Senator Tom Carper has won the Democratic primary, defeating Keith Spanarelli.

Delaware voters head to the polls Tuesday to select candidates for various federal, state, and local offices. At the federal level, Senator Tom Carper is expected to turn back challenger Keith Spanarelli and go on to face Republican Kevin Wade, who is running unopposed in his party's primary. This year's GOP race is a far cry from the 2010 senate primary, when Christine O'Donnell upset then-Congressman Mike Castle in what had been touted as victory for the Tea Party at the time, but spelled doom for Republicans that November as Chris Coons coasted to victory. 

In November battle for the state's at-large congressional district, Democratic Congressman John Carney will face the winner of the GOP primary between Rose Izzo and Thomas Kovach, which the latter is expected to win. 

Both incumbents Carper and Carney currently enjoy huge fundraising advantages over their likely GOP opponents: 


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On the local level, the big race is Democratic primary in the mayoral race in Wilmington -- the state's largest city. The post is being left by Mayor James Baker, who is term-limited. No other party is fielding a candidate, and thus Tuesday's winner will become the next mayor of the city, barring unforeseen circumstances. The crowded field of five consists of Robert Bovell, Kevin Kelley, William Montgomery, Scott Spencer, and Dennis Williams. 

Polls close across the state at 8pm