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- proper noun
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- noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
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It's the first park for the First State, said Alan Spears, legislative representative for the National Parks Conservation Association.
Push underway for National Park Service site in Delaware 2011
And our nation's First State is poised to become the sixteenth that would legalize the plant for medicinal purposes: a bill is headed straight for Delaware Governor Jack Markell's desk.
HUFFPOST HILL - We Hope You Don't Have An Aunt Named 'Judy' Eliot Nelson 2011
Marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary tonight, handing the tea party movement a major victory and giving Democrats an unexpected chance to hold the First State seat.
Christine O'Donnell upsets Mike Castle in Delaware Senate primary 2010
I've never considered the First State a hotbed of culinary adventurism, but another food-obsessed friend supplied the tip.
Stefan Beck: The Most Disappointing Game: A Muskrat Ramble in Smyrna, Delaware (PHOTOS) 2010
Delaware's motto on its license tags reads: The First State, but no other state might necessarily want to also lay claim to first in tolls.
With Castle as the nominee, Delaware has been -- and would be -- considered a likely Republican pickup; his moderate resume and long record of electoral success in the First State would likely serve him well in a general election.
Is Delaware the key to the Senate majority? (And four other storylines to watch in the Sept. 14 primaries) 2010
The First State recently launched the Delaware Wine & Ale Trail to feature its growing craft beer and wine industries.
The two most recent semi-competitive Senate general elections in the First State -- and there haven't been all that many -- suggest that it's next to impossible for O'Donnell to re-create that sort of vote composition this November.
Then I saw a Delaware plate, with the motto, 'The First State,' based on the fact they were the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
At the same time, O'Donnell looks to be a pretty significant underdog in the general election, so Democrats in the First State probably won't have to deal with Republicans growing their Senate majority in the lame duck.
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