Eric Bodenweiser is shown Tuesday night after winning the Republican nomination for Delaware's 19th District Senate seat. (Photo: WBOC)
GEORGETOWN, Del.- Eric Bodenweiser has won the Republican primary for the 19th District Senate seat, beating incumbent first-term Sen. Joe Booth.
With 17 out of 17 precincts reporting, Bodenweiser had 1,736 votes, compared to 1,555 votes for Booth.
After the results were in, Bodenweiser, of Georgetown, said he was excited to win this time around after he was defeated by Booth in 2010 by 120 votes.
"It was tough to lose two years ago but I'm elated, yet humbled by the fact that God's appointed me to this position and I'm looking forward to what He's got for me in the future," Bodenweiser said.
When asked to comment on his opponent and the difference between the two of them, Bodenweiser said, "I want to thank Joe for all of his hard work and hard service all these years and the big difference is I think I will be able to work full-time on this."
Booth declined to comment on his loss. He told WBOC he did not feel up to speaking about the outcome after the results were submitted and said he had some signs to pick up that evening.
District 19 encompasses the Georgetown, Long Neck and Bridgeville areas in Sussex County.
Bodenweiser describes himself as a fiscal and social conservative. He will face Democratic candidate Jane Hovington in the November general election.
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