Delaware Primary Day — on a Thursday — already historic September 6, 2018

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is fighting for his political life in the Democratic primary against progressive newcomer Kerri Evelyn Harris, a Dover community organizer who has mounted a serious challenge to one of the state’s most successful politicians. Source: Delaware News Journal

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Carper Faces Tough Challenge In Kerri Evelyn Harris

Over the past few months, Harris has made every effort to be seen and heard and to share her message. To take a stance on issues that are import to the voters of Delaware. Harris may not be on everyone’s radar, but it’s likely she could be once results are in in September. Source: 47 ABC

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Kerri Harris Rallies With Nina Turner In Wilmington On Eve Of Primary Against Tom Carper

Harris talks a lot about the price of everyday household items. Diapers. Gas. Groceries. “Three dollars,” she recites often, recalling the price of bread. A trivial amount to some. But as Harris points out, that’s half-an-hour of work at the federal minimum wage. A box of diapers is two hours of work. Child care, she says, costs easily one week …

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Delaware’s Kerri Harris is out to topple Sen. Carper in what could be 2018’s biggest political upset

Respectful, per Delaware’s exacting demands for politeness in the political arena, but firm in her criticism, Harris, who is biracial and gay, has sought to cast Carper, 71, as an out-of-touch centrist who, for all his good intentions, is disconnected from “the urgency of now.” “We can’t wait a little bit longer for a pay raise,” Harris said in an …

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Delaware’s Heated Senate Race Threatens to Rip Apart Its Centrist Political Fabric

An Air Force veteran, Ms. Harris, 38, is running to Mr. Carper’s left, arguing that his willingness to accommodate Delaware’s financial service and pharmaceutical industries is wildly out of step with the expectations of the restive left. “There’s been a blurring of lines between parties, and it’s time to bring the Democratic Party back to people.” Source: New York Times

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Kerri Harris challenges fellow Democrat in Delaware as part of ‘blue tsunami’

“I’ve always said: we’ll never out-raise, but we’ll always out-work, and it’s happening,” Ms Harris said. She, like many socialist Democrats running in 2018, has eschewed corporate money for her campaign – in a state known for its lax regulations tax laws on corporations. She told The Independent it was not as radical a notion as it may seem. Source: …

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Kerri Harris Wants To Build a Movement. But First She Has a Senate Race to Win

Early on in the campaign, Harris, who intones with the quiet urgency of a preacher, was dipping into a quarter jar she keeps just to pay for gas for the campaign. The off-brand diapers she purchases for her one-year-old are $15 dollars, she said, the cost of working two full hours at the state’s minimum wage of $8.25. She represents, …

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Harris and Ocasio-Cortez talk tuition, wages, partisan divide at town hall

“This is what democracy looks like,” [Harris] said, studying the audience of approximately 400. “There’s every race, sexual orientation and gender in this room.” Both Ocasio-Cortez and Harris encouraged those interested in politics to get involved and that “myths” of necessary age and experience should be ignored. Harris said that while politics are not easy, those interested in being involved …

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Student political organizations stack up local and statewide elections

Progressive challengers like Kerri Evelyn Harris, who is running for Tom Carper’s Senate seat are looking to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding midterms. According to [Bailey] Weatherbee, (president of Young Progressives Demanding Action), Harris in particular is “shaking the old guard.” “People are aware of them [progressive challengers] now more than ever before,” Weatherbee said. “I don’t know if …

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Harris challenges Sen. Carper on PAC campaign donations

Harris told audience members at a debate with Carper Monday night she doesn’t want them to think she’s beholden to special interests. “I never want you to question where my loyalties lie,” she said. “And that is why I pledged and I have kept to my commitment that I will never take any form of corporate money, whether it’s PAC …

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