“It looks like–we won!”
The small room in the back of Trolley Square’s Catherine Rooney’s erupted Tuesday night, September 15, 2020, as Lee Murphy announced to an intimate gathering of friends and supporters that it looked like he’d won the primary election and will head the GOP ticket as challenger to Democratic Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester for her U.S. House seat. Murphy, of Bellefonte, declared his win just after 10 p.m., following a premature celebration earlier in the evening due to some hiccups on the Delaware election results page. But by the end of the evening, he was secure in his victory. “With these exciting results coming in, we have the possibility for the first time in a long time to really have a team of Republicans to take it to the Democrats with a united message and to win seats statewide.