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Iraq Vet Enters Delaware Race with Call to Accept 100,000 Syrian Refugees

There are now four Democrats vying to replace Carney, who isn't seeking re-election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Iraq War veteran Sean Barney on Tuesday became the fourth Democrat to enter the race for Delaware's open at-large congressional seat.  

He announced his campaign with a call for the U.S. to accept 200,000 refugees, including 100,000 from Syria, this fiscal year.  

Third Delaware Democrat Eyeing John Carney's Seat

Blunt Rochester is considering getting in the race to replace Carney. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. John Carney's decision last month to run for governor  has opened up his at-large seat to Delaware Democrats hoping to make it to Washington.  

The day after the three-term member made his announcement, state Sen. Bryan Townsend, a corporate lawyer in Wilmington, got into the race . A week later, state Rep. Bryon Short, a small business owner and former aide to Sen. Thomas R. Carper, followed suit .  

Delaware Rep. John Carney Running for Governor

Carney won't run for a fourth term in the House. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Three-term Delaware Rep. John Carney has filed paperwork to run for governor.  

In a statement Wednesday, Carney said he had planned to back the state's late attorney general, Beau Biden, for governor and stay in the House. But after Biden passed away in May from brain cancer, Carney reconsidered.