GOP Chair Murray drops out of governor’s race

Murray 2020 photo

Delaware Public Media and other news outlets reported that Seaford Lawyer and Delaware Republican Party Chair will not week the state’s top office.

This comes after House Minority Leader Mike Ramone announced a bid for governor late last week.

According to the Delaware Public Media Report, Murray said she did not want to contribute to any division within the party, which no longer holds any statewide office.

She had earlier noted that after vetting potential candidates she would be able to run a better race against the Democrat’s nominee.

Murray, running on a platform that criticized the state’s Covid-19 restrictions, has been unsuccessful in seeking public office in races for governor and attorney general.


A GOP official also mentioned the party’s vulnerability in Ramone’s district, which includes portions of the Pike Creek and Newark areas, and the related threat of a “Supermajority” in the General Assembly that would further reduce the GOP’s legislative influence. Ramone won re-election by a tiny margin the last time around.

Since Christine O’Donnell ended former Cong. Mike Castle’s bid for a Senate seat, the Republican party has lost ground in northern Delaware, while building a stronghold in Sussex County. There are currently two GOP House members north of the C&D Canal and no state senators.

The GOP’s annual stte convention is this month. Last year, former Attorney General Jane Brady was voted out and replaced by Murray.