Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) announced Monday that he plans to retire at the end of his fourth term, shaking up a generally Democratic stronghold state with an open U.S. Senate seat in 2024.
The decision by Carper, a fixture of Delaware politics, will open his seat for the first time since 2001, when he was elected to the Senate after serving as a state treasurer, governor, and congressman. He has held public office in Delaware since Jimmy Carter was president. His seat is viewed by many as a safe seat for Democrats to maintain control of in the 2024 elections.
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“While nothing is forever, the Delaware Democratic Party is blessed today with a bench as strong as any I’ve ever seen in the 50 years that I’ve called Delaware home,” Carper said during a speech on Monday in Wilmington. “If