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Biden's Son Beau Announces He Will Not Run for Senate
Fox News ^ | 01/25/2010

Posted on 01/25/2010 7:57:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Vice President Biden's son Beau announced Monday that he will not run for his father's old Senate seat, leaving the Republican in the race without a Democratic opponent.

In a written statement, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said he had given "serious consideration" to running for Senate but ultimately decided to run for re-election as attorney general.

"My first responsibilities are here in Delaware," he said. "Therefore I cannot and will not run for the United States Senate in 2010."

His decision only adds to Democrats' problems in defending their Senate majority. Democrats on Tuesday lost the Massachusetts special election for the seat once held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

In Delaware, Biden's pass leaves GOP Rep. Mike Castle, a former governor, in the race without Democratic opposition.

The announcement puts to rest mounting speculation about Biden's position.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: beaubiden; de2010; elections; joebiden; senate

1 posted on 01/25/2010 7:57:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: All
Please Help Keep The Lights On At FR
2 posted on 01/25/2010 7:59:24 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (I Upped My Monthly Donation To FR....Now, Up Yours.....)
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To: SeekAndFind

“My first responsibilities are here in Delaware,” he said. “Therefore I cannot and will not run for the United States Senate in 2010.”

Loosely translated as “I can’t win so I’m not gonna play”


3 posted on 01/25/2010 8:00:47 AM PST by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: SeekAndFind

this is good news
couple this with byron Dorgan’s retirement a nearly sure GOP pickup and Scott Brown’s surprising pickup in MA 2010 is starting out as a good GOP year. If we keep all our retirement seats (6 i think) we would be up to at least 43 not including other potential pickups like Illinois, Colorado, Nevada, and PA. Now if some high profile GOPers jump into the mix in other states like Pataki in NY and Tommy Thompson in WI we could see some real substantial gains on Blue state turf :)


4 posted on 01/25/2010 8:02:17 AM PST by DM1
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To: DaiHuy

“Never fight a battle you can’t win.”

He’s smart to drop out.
Happens all the time.
No shame there.

The real issue is WHY he can’t win.
I suspect that, if he ran, he’d have to address his own father’s issues and idiocy.


5 posted on 01/25/2010 8:03:57 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: DM1


"Whaddya mean you aren't running for my old senate seat?"
6 posted on 01/25/2010 8:05:03 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Biden Jnr has smarts that plugs can never hope for....is this a real son....DNA tests required...


7 posted on 01/25/2010 8:06:58 AM PST by spokeshave (Third largest employer in the world is UK health system, after the Chinese Army and Indian railways)
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To: SeekAndFind

B’cuz he’d loooooooz!


8 posted on 01/25/2010 8:07:28 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bwaaak-buck-buck.


9 posted on 01/25/2010 8:10:48 AM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: DM1
Pataki ruined the GOP in NY. He is not the guy we want!!

I would rather see Betsey McCoy, Former LT Governor of NY under Pataki run instead. She understands the Health care issues better than most of the New York GOP.

10 posted on 01/25/2010 8:13:40 AM PST by wmileo
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To: SeekAndFind

B-b-b-b-but, he’s clean, he’s articulate.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 8:13:40 AM PST by PGalt
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To: wmileo

i dont live in NY and since Rudy isnt running the only other name i knew was Pataki
thanks for the info, is she considering a race?


12 posted on 01/25/2010 8:17:11 AM PST by DM1
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To: spokeshave

Good news. Too bad Castle is so “moderate.” Still it will be a step in the right direction. Looks like that House seat will be lost though.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 8:19:52 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: SeekAndFind

Buh Bye.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 8:27:53 AM PST by headstamp 2
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To: SeekAndFind

Even Biden’s idiot son can see the writing on the wall. Barry Hussein Obama is doing what the incompetent GOP cant - destroying the Democratic party. Gotta love it.


15 posted on 01/25/2010 8:28:56 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: spokeshave
Beau Biden has made so many mistakes as Delaware AG he's be massacred if he ran for senate. No way, Jose, is he ready.

In fact, I have a story about Beau's incompetance involving my own fine self.

Here's my original post here on FR...

HERE

In a synopsis, I got a call one Sunday from a lady, don't know why she called me. She does attend my church and I am a local Blogger so maybe that's why.

"I want to form a group of nurses and Moms, get some signs, and go up an protest outside of the practice of Dr. Bradley. I want them to go in and get all his medical supplies and send them to Haiti," she told me.

So okay, who is Dr. Bradley you ask?

My first Blog entry on this fellow, below

HERE

Dr. Bradley has rocked this swamps of Delaware area cause the man is a Pediatrician and he has molested possibly over a 100 of his patients. He got caught because finally one of his youngest victims (and they go down as young as THREE MONTHS OLD!) finally somehow convinced her parents what awful things happened to her at the hands of Dr. Bradley.

Evidently some young children had told their parents but Dr. Bradley was smart...he picked on young victims. The guy was a doctor. The parents trusted him and wrote off their children's stories as the stuff of youngsters scared of the medico.

Only Dr. Bradley VIDEOTAPED his heinous crimes and it is rumored that some 100 victims are on that tape.

Dr. Bradley's office building is located on Rt. 1, right on the strip of Delaware's big beaches and seashores. His building has a great big bumblebee on the sign and it's called BAYBEES. Outside there's a little ferris go wheel.

It's cute, the sort of place parents take their kids and feel like they delivering their precious youngsters into the hands of a fellow who loves and appeals to children.

So this lady wanted to have the gubmint go into Bradley's now empty, and almost mocking, building, take his medical supplies, and send them to Haiti.

Well she had good intentions.

I told her that you just can't do that but someone should certainly put an injunction on that place if for nothing else, for the little victims of this monster. I helped her with her wordage on the sign and, of course, I told her to have one sign say "BEAU BIDEN...WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THE CONTENTS OF THIS BUILDING? WHY WON'T YOU ANSWER MY CALLS?"

Heh. Well she told me that the AG office wouldn't answer her calls and hey, ole Beau is this state's AG.

Anyhoo, the local yokel radio station got ahold of this story and this one woman crusade. It turned out that this well-meaning lady was the only one marching outside of this eyesore of a blight smack in the middle of a big tourist area (in hindsight, I'm thinking Bradley intentionally did that big bumblebee and ferris wheel just to attract tourists) but she did it, yes she did, every day last week.

She called me up as hey, I admired her. I did think that the bldg should be at least held for Bradley's victims as I knew that no one would go in, take the medical supplies, adn ship themn off to Haiti. Some things are in the constitution, even for child perverts.

anyhoo...Below the link to the upshot of all this.

HERE

Turns out that exactly three days after this lady began her one woman crusade to take monster Dr. Bradley's medical supplies and send them to Haiti (and she put black bows and little graves all over the property which prompted visits by the police), ole Beau filed something called a civil racketeering injunction on that property. FTA...it says this will help hold the property for Bradley's victims.

So one misguided but well-meaning woman got Biden to do WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE MONTHS AGO?

This fine, fine Bradley guy has four children. They could have came in and take all the stuff inside. According to the lady of the mission, there's valuable Disney stuff and medical equipment inside the building. And all this time that building's been unprotected, left empty.

Oh, there's lots of other Delaware AG stories. This is the most recent but hey, he's a damn kid!

Just because your Dad is very, very intelligent VP doesn't make you the genius of an AG.

Beau only got elected because of his last name. His experience is zero and it shows.

16 posted on 01/25/2010 8:34:38 AM PST by Fishtalk
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To: wmileo

The Dems will show that picture of her standing behind
Pataki at his State of the State address.


17 posted on 01/25/2010 8:35:03 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Fishtalk
Below, a pic of the fine, fine Dr. Bradley.


18 posted on 01/25/2010 8:37:30 AM PST by Fishtalk
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To: SeekAndFind
"My first responsibilities are here in Delaware," he said. "Therefore I cannot and will not run for the United States Senate in 2010."

At one time, a Senator's first responsibility WAS to the state he represented. A pox on the 17th Amendment!

FMCDH(BITS)

19 posted on 01/25/2010 8:39:52 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Fishtalk

A) you can’t loot a crime scene, even if it is for a good cause.

B) VP Biden is not “Very Intellegent”, he, like his son is barely average.

C) Biden Jr. has been a dismal failure as AG (no suprise there) and will have a tough time winning re-election to that post.


20 posted on 01/25/2010 8:57:17 AM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: DM1

I’ve read some pundits who claim that the GOP could take back the house in the 2010 midterms. Has anyone seen any “in your wildest dreams” predictions of a GOP takeover of the senate, or is that simply out of the question?


21 posted on 01/25/2010 9:15:24 AM PST by Spartan79
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To: SJSAMPLE
"I suspect that, if he ran, he’d have to address his own father’s issues and idiocy."

The citizens of Delaware have been voting his father in for over 35 years without an explanation. What makes you think that they would demand one now?

22 posted on 01/25/2010 9:28:48 AM PST by wmileo
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To: Dr. Ursus
Did she have a peculiar facial expression in this Photo?
23 posted on 01/25/2010 9:32:00 AM PST by wmileo
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To: wmileo

Touche’.


24 posted on 01/25/2010 10:00:11 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Spartan79

““in your wildest dreams” predictions of a GOP takeover of the senate, or is that simply out of the question?”

is it POSSIBLE - yes but highly highly improbable
more Dem seats would have to be contested like WA state and we would need to sweep all our open seats. that being said if Tommy Thompson jumps in the race and we get some high profile names in NY and WA then the chances would increase no doubt about that


25 posted on 01/25/2010 10:01:57 AM PST by DM1
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To: SeekAndFind
Yep, they put in a place holder and thought it was a 100% deal that Beau could glide to victory. But the GOP is on a roll and Nov. looks like a slaughter.

Can't have the VP's son losing the election for the seat his father held. So he won't run.

26 posted on 01/25/2010 10:14:00 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Spartan79
Has anyone seen any “in your wildest dreams” predictions of a GOP takeover of the senate, or is that simply out of the question?

It's possible but not probable.

However, between now and Nov. the demonRATs could be so stupid that it could happen.

27 posted on 01/25/2010 10:32:55 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: wmileo

She stood while everyone was seated and had a vapid look
on her face.


28 posted on 01/25/2010 2:23:25 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus
"She stood while everyone was seated and had a vapid look on her face. "

That was because she can't stomach Pataki and neither can I.

29 posted on 01/26/2010 7:58:45 AM PST by wmileo
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