While election season has been over for much of the country since November, Democrats and Republicans in the First State are batting in extra innings for control over the state Senate.
Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long’s Middletown seat is up for grabs with three candidates vying for the chair. Until it’s filled, the state Senate is deadlocked with 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats. And its worth noting that the Democrats have held the legislature’s upper chamber for more than 40 years.
Our political reporter, James Dawson, reached out to each candidate for an interview. After multiple requests, Republican John Marino declined our invitation through his campaign manager.
So, we bring you our conversations with the other two candidates – Democrat Stephanie Hansen and Libertarian Joseph Lazendorfer.