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The Race for Delaware Lt. Gov. Gets Underway

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The six Democrats vying for their party's nomination to fill Delaware's vacant lieutenant governor's seat are introducing themselves to votes and outlining their platforms.

The candidates gathered Thursday evening for a forum at Delaware State University, mostly sticking to their talking points while answering questions about how they see the role of lieutenant governor and what they would do in office.

The lieutenant governor's post has been vacant since 2015, when incumbent Democrat Matt Denn was elected attorney general, succeeding the late Beau Biden, who chose not to seek re-election in 2014.

After Denn entered the attorney general's race, lawmakers were unable to agree on whether to amend the constitution to allow for the filling of a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's office.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.