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Tea Party's Next Target: Mike Castle in Delaware
ABC News ^ | 9/7/2010 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 09/07/2010 9:07:51 AM PDT by Qbert

Republican Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware appears well positioned to win next Tuesday's GOP Senate primary and run a competitive campaign for the seat Vice President Joe Biden occupied for 36 years.

He has millions of dollars in his campaign coffers, support from the Republican establishment and a tidal wave of national public opinion swinging in his favor. Recent statewide polls put him well ahead of his opponent, Christine O'Donnell.

But appearances can be deceiving, especially when the Tea Party Express throws its weight behind a primary challenger, as the case of felled Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski showed last month.

O'Donnell, a marketing consultant who ran unsuccessfully against Biden in 2008, is vowing to give Castle, a former governor and nine-term congressman, a run for his money, making the race the next big test for establishment Republicans who are trying to keep their jobs.

The Tea Party Express has spent $250,000 campaigning for O'Donnell so far, airing its first ad last week that cast O'Donnell as the more conservative candidate and Castle as "one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress."

Castle voted against the Recovery Act and Democrats' health care law, but he supported the 2008 bank bailout, cap-and-trade legislation and Democrats' campaign finance measure known as the Disclose Act. He also voted for the state fiscal aid bill last month.

A Tea Party Express poll of likely Republican voters last week showed O'Donnell and Castle in a dead heat.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: christineodonnell; de; mikecastle; teaparty
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To: Qbert

Just donated to Christine. No RHINO’s please!


21 posted on 09/07/2010 10:49:58 AM PDT by Harry Pothead (Go Sarah!)
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To: CA Conservative

Why would forcing Obama to veto a repeal of Obamacare be a waste? Sounds to me like a picture perfect issue to frame the 2012 election with.


22 posted on 09/07/2010 11:12:08 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (If Pelosi were Pope abortion would be a sacrament.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Why would forcing Obama to veto a repeal of Obamacare be a waste? Sounds to me like a picture perfect issue to frame the 2012 election with.

I don't know, but it seems like it is at least a reasonable opinion, even if you don't agree. I'm with you, I think making him defend this horrible legislation with a veto gives us more ammo. But I can see where others might have different opinions.

It also is a far cry from someone making a blanket statement that they would not repeal Obamacare under any circumstances, which seemed to be what the poster implied.

23 posted on 09/07/2010 11:18:43 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: big black dog

Really? Why? And be specific, without quoting the Castle lies.


24 posted on 09/07/2010 11:42:54 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: CA Conservative

I stood on the mall and protested the night before they passed this monster and I can’t abide anyone, candidate or Congressman, dismissing it. Whether they can actually repeal it or not, stopping it should be every conservative’s #1 priority. Boehner says he’ll defund it, whatever it takes and that’s what I want to hear.

This was the turning point for many Americans, where they finally got involved and decided to fight back against politician’s who completely ignored the wishes of the American people.

I don’t live in DE so I guess my opinion doesn’t matter much but a lukewarm, “we’ll get to it when it’s more realistic,” wouldn’t do for me.


25 posted on 09/07/2010 12:01:38 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: CA Conservative
How about saying “I will DEFUND Obamacare if he vetoes a repeal bill”.
26 posted on 09/07/2010 12:02:10 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Patrick Henry and Joe Wilson...Patriots past and present!)
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To: Harry Pothead

“Just donated to Christine. No RHINO’s please!”

Right on!


27 posted on 09/07/2010 1:50:28 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: big black dog

Then we ought to put our best foot forward and try our damndest so she can win.


28 posted on 09/07/2010 6:40:25 PM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: DelaWhere

Pro-Life

There we go. Thanks for the banner! I love O’Donnell and I think she will make a fabulous candidate!


29 posted on 09/07/2010 6:42:05 PM PDT by BenKenobi (We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. -Silent Cal)
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To: taildragger

>>>Castle should be next, we are mad as hell and we do not want to take it anymore, get rid of all the career politicans, especially namby pamby Rinos like him. Bla bla bla she can’t win, who cares, let us go down swinging.<<<

My theory exactly - You never know what you can do till you try!

p.s. Every time I see your nickname on FR, it brings back fond memories - Taildraggers I have known intimately - J-3, J-5, 140, 170, Taylorcraft, Helio Courier...


30 posted on 09/11/2010 1:16:26 PM PDT by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: DelaWhere

Thanks man, glad to bring up the memories, Helio Courier wow, rare bird, please do tell.... Luv TCrafts ;-)...


31 posted on 09/11/2010 3:40:17 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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