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From the Campaign Notebook - Delaware: The GOP Primary and the Candidates
abcnews.com ^ | 13 September, 2010 | Jonathan Karl

Posted on 09/14/2010 5:02:09 AM PDT by marktwain

I recently went to Delaware to check in on the hotly contested Republican primary. Battling it out for Joe Biden’s old Senate seat are two-time Governor and now Congressman Mike Castle and Sarah Palin endorsed, tea party backed candidate Christine O’Donnell.

I’ve never seen a more bitterly divided primary. Republican leaders say an O’Donnell victory would destroy the state party and pretty much ruin any GOP chances of capturing Biden’s old seat.

“I have no doubt if she by some miracle became the nominee she would lose the seat by unprecedented numbers,” the Chairman of the Delaware Republican Party, Tom Ross, told ABC News.

Congressman Mike Castle is considered a slam dunk to capture Joe Biden’s old Senate seat. Castle is a pro-abortion rights, pro-gun control Republican who often works with Democrats. Those traits have helped make him the most popular Republican in a state that leans heavily Democratic; Castle has twice been elected governor and nine elected as Delaware’s sole representative in the House.

But Castle’s moderate politics have enraged tea party activists and given Christine O’Donnell and opening.

“The Republican Party has lost its way,” O’Donnell told ABC News. ”They get behind candidates like my opponent who don’t even support the Republican platform, who continue to support the Democrats' agenda, lock-step-and-barrel.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: castle; de; election; gop
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