Lisa Blunt Rochester announces bid for US Senate seat

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As expected, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester launched a bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by Tom Carper, who will not run in 2024

Blunt Rochester, a Democrat, made the announcement through a recently released video. (See below).

The video starts out with the member of Congress at Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, where she worshipped, with church window openings featuring personal photos and scenes from the past that include the civil rights struggle, 9-11, and the January 6th storming of the U.S. Capitol.

The upbeat term Bright Hope is likely to be a theme for her campaign.

The video features Blunt Rochester’s life story, including losing her husband.

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Carper has mentored Delaware elected officials over the decades and reportedly stepped aside to allow Blunt Rochester to run for Senate.

Blunt Rochester, who works to strike a moderate tone, is a popular figure in Delaware political circles with an upbeat speaking style that would be a plus in the 100-member Senate.

Delaware’s open Congressional seat could attract a large field as there is no heir apparent to Blunt Rochester.

Republicans, who are outnumbered in voter registrations, vowed to run a strong campaign.

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