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Milford Beacon
  • Stewart wins another term as state insurance commissioner

  • Delaware's incumbent insurance commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart, a Democrat, pulled out a win Tuesday night, winning a second term as commissioner. She received 61 percent of the vote, with Republican Benjamin Mobley receiving approximately 36 percent of the vote. Libertarian David Eisenhour received only 2 percent of the vote.
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  • Democratic incumbent Karen Weldin Stewart pulled out a win Tuesday night, winning a second term as Delaware's insurance commissioner. She received 61 percent of the vote, with Republican Benjamin Mobley bringing in approximately 36 percent. Libertarian David Eisenhour received only 2 percent of the vote.
    With more than 380,000 votes cast in the state of Delaware, 233,352 went to Stewart, while 140,669 went to her republican challenger, Mobley. Libertarian Eisenhour received only 7,838 votes.
    Eisenhour was also on the ballot in Sussex County, where he was running for Sussex Clerk of the Peace. He lost that race to Democratic incumbent John Brady and Republican Brooks Witzke, and received a little more than 2 percent of that vote.
    Stewart told Democrats at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington Tuesday night that she was honored to serve a second term as insurance commissioner.
    "I want to thank everyone for voting for me," she said. "You didn't believe all the lies that were put out there. You voted for the truth."
    Stewart said she plans to continue to work for consumers.
    "Since I've taken office, home owners' insurance is lower; auto insurance premiums are down. I have a great staff," she said.
    Mobley could not be reached for comment Tuesday night and did not speak at the Republican Party's Election Night results party at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
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