New Member: Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester Wins Delaware House Seat
Becomes first woman and African-American to represent state in House

Lisa Blunt Rochester will be the first woman and African-American elected to Congress from Delaware. (Simone Pathe/CQ Roll Call)

Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester will defeat Republican Hans Reigle in Delaware’s at-large congressional district, The Associated Press projects. 

Blunt Rochester led Reigle 56 percent to 40 percent with 66 percent of precincts reporting. 

A One-Week Sprint to Delaware's At-Large House Primary
Voters could elect first African-American and female from Delaware

The three major Democrats vying for Delaware's open at-large House seat. From left, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Sean Barney and Bryan Townsend. (Courtesy candidates' campaign websites)

If the campaign season from Labor Day to Election Day is a 400-meter sprint, the race from Labor Day to Delaware's open congressional primary on Sept. 13 is a 50-meter dash. 

The three major Democrats vying for Delaware's at-large seat have less than a week to make their case to voters who are just tuning in.