DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House majority leader is questioning why the wife of a fellow Democrat who opted not to seek re-election after his second drunken driving arrest is running for her husband's seat.
Pete Schwartzkopf said Tuesday's last-minute ballot filing by Andria Bennett for the seat held by Dover Democrat Brad Bennett caught him off guard.
Schwartzkopf said Wednesday that he believes the decision is not in the Bennetts' best interests, and that instead of politics, the couple should be focusing on Brad Bennett's ongoing rehabilitation for alcohol abuse.
Schwartzkopf also said he would support retired Dover city councilman William McGlumphy in the Democratic primary if Andria Bennett stays in the race.
The House Ethics Committee deferred action against Brad Bennett last month after he said he wouldn't seek re-election.