DE's New Governor: Jack Markell

Markell defeats retired judge Bill Lee

Delaware's new Governor:  Democratic state treasurer Jack Markell.

Markell has defeated retired judge Bill Lee in the Delaware governor's race.
The call was made as the polls closed, based on an analysis of voter interviews, conducted for The Associated Press.

Markell's victory over Lee, a Republican making his third bid for governor, was preceded by Markell's stunning upset over Lt. Gov. John Carney in the Democratic primary -- the most expensive gubernatorial primary in state history.  Carney had been endorsed by many members of the Democratic Party establishment, including Gov. Ruth Ann Minner.

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