Democratic Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester said Tuesday she is “still interested” in running for Delaware’s now-open Senate seat. A national co-chair for President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign, she also hopes to have Biden’s endorsement if she runs.
Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., announced Monday that he would not seek re-election, opening up the 2024 Senate race in the traditionally Democratic state. He encouraged Blunt Rochester, his former intern who also served as state Labor secretary when Carper was governor, to run for his seat.
“Like I’ve said before, should the seat become available, I’m interested,” Blunt Rochester said in a brief interview Tuesday. “I’m still interested. And for me, I usually have a process of: I think about it, I pray about it and then I plan.”