Delaware Democrats are flexing all their political muscle in the Feb. 25 special election, calling in party titans like former Vice President Joe Biden and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars.
They know that if Stephanie Hansen loses the race for the Middletown, Glasgow and southern Newark seat in the state Senate, their party would lose control of the Senate for the first time in 44 years.
“This woman gets it,” Biden said, putting an arm around Hansen on a campaign stage Monday night. “The action for the next two years to defend the rights of working people, the rights of women, the rights of minorities, the rights of LGBT people, people counting on Medicaid, they are going to have to be defended and protected by the states. And people like Stephanie are the ones who are going to do it."
Biden, Gov. John Carney and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley all have either spoken at events or personally knocked on doors for Hansen in the past week.