Delaware lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2008

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Delaware Lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2008
2004 ←
November 4, 2008 → 2012

Nominee Matthew Denn Charlie Copeland
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 236,744 149,223
Percentage 61.32% 38.65%

Lieutenant Governor before election

John C. Carney

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Matthew Denn

The election for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware took place on November 4, 2008, coinciding with the Delaware gubernatorial election. Democratic nominee and Delaware State Insurance Commissioner Matthew Denn was elected lieutenant governor over Republican nominee and former State Senator Charlie Copeland, succeeding incumbent John Carney, also a Democrat, who could not seek a third term and instead opted to run for governor.


Democratic Party[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Blue Enigma Party[edit]

  • Peter Cullen

Cullen withdrew from the race on September 29, but still appeared on the ballot.[1]


Source Date Matthew Denn (D) Charlie Copeland (R)
West Chester University/WHYY October 9, 2008 53% 39%

General election results[edit]

Delaware lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Matthew Denn 236,744 61.32% -0.78%
Republican Charlie Copeland 149,223 38.65% +2.40%
Blue Enigma Peter Cullen 92 0.02%
Majority 87,521 22.67% -3.18%
Turnout 386,059
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]