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  • Delaware GOP's lawyers face Bar Complaint re: Christine O'Donnell smear

    08/09/2011 7:38:08 AM PDT · by Moseley · 20 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | August 9, 2011 | Jon Moseley
    Lawyers for the Delaware Republican Party and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr, now face a complaint before the DC Bar for false statements and a frivolous September 9, 2010, complaint against Christine O'Donnell and the Tea Party Express. The Federal Election Commission is also being asked to update its "First General Counsel Report" with a "SECOND General Counsel Report" correcting the obvious error launched into circulation by Michael Toner and Brandis Zehr. The rules governing attorneys in D.C., the District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct, require attorneys to take affirmative action to CORRECT...
  • Mike Castle Illegally Used Campaign Fund for Personal Expenses -- not Christine O'Donnell

    03/06/2011 5:53:31 AM PST · by Moseley · 58 replies
    Delaware News Center ^ | March 6, 2011 | Jonathon Moseley
    Violations of campaign finance laws were committed NOT by Christine O'Donnell, but apparently instead by former Congressman Mike Castle, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware, as revealed in his Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports. Unlike O'Donnell who was clearly a candidate for office in January 2009, Mike Castle did not file a Statement of Candidacy until October 19, 2009. As a result, none of Mike Castle's expenses from January 2009 through October 2009 would qualify as legitimate campaign expenses -- at least if we apply the Delaware Republican Party's own standards from their attacks on Christine O'Donnell. Castle's...
  • Delaware Exit Polls: Castle Would Have Lost 2010 US Senate race

    12/27/2010 2:57:58 PM PST · by Moseley · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Delaware News Center ^ | December 27, 2010 | Jonathon Moseley
    Mike Castle would have lost the US Senate race in Delaware to Democrat Chris Coons, according to surprising exit polls by CNN in Delaware on election day, November 2, 2010. Contradicting theories advanced by Delaware Republican insiders, voters in Delaware on November 2 would have elected Democrat Chris Coons regardless of whether the Republican nominee were Mike Castle or Christine O’Donnell. The analysis places the focus on calls for systemic reforms of the Republican Party of Delaware. According to CNN: “despite pre-election polls that showed longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle handily beating Coons in a hypothetical match-up, the voters who...
  • With Castle's Dream Act vote, Christine O'Donnell was totally vindicated.

    12/09/2010 6:18:31 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Christine O'Donnell is a hero to all for taking out Mike Castle. His "Dream Act" vote cemented that. His yes vote in the house would have been at much more strength, as he could have easily voted for cloture, giving the horrendous act of amnesty bipartition cover. Primaries for RINOs is the only way to save our republic, and my this Castle vote be the first topic Hannity of the other talking heads bring up to Tokyo Rove.
  • VIDEO: Christine O'Donnell analyzes and explains her own Senate race in Delaware in speech

    12/09/2010 8:08:23 AM PST · by Moseley · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Northern Virginia Tea Party, 2nd Annual Banquet ^ | December 7, 2010 | Christine O'Donnell
    With all of the debate about the 2010 US Senate race in Delaware, the candidate herself, Christine O'Donnell, provided her own analysis of her own US Senate race in 2010. The video of O'Donnell's analysis is available for viewing on-line at: http://www.DelawareNewsCenter.com/ODonnellAnalyzesSenateRace.wmv Christine O'Donnell addressed questions about whether the tea party got behind flawed candidates, and attempts to discredit the tea party generally. The following excerpt (5 minutes) is from Christine O'Donnell's speech to the Second Annual Banquet of the Northern Virginia Tea Party on December 7. http://www.DelawareNewsCenter.com/ODonnellAnalyzesSenateRace.wmv Christine O'Donnell drew an overflow crowd of 250 guests, the maximum number...
  • Exit Polls: the surprise in Delaware (Sorry, trolls: Mike Castle probably would've lost to Coons)

    11/03/2010 11:31:04 AM PDT · by Qbert · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/2/2010 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) – The thing about Delaware is: it's no Kentucky. The Tea Party's first Senate loss of the night may be no big surprise - the only question heading into tonight's been how big a victory margin Chris Coons would capture over Christine O'Donnell. But the exit polls lay out the political and demographic roadblocks facing any Tea Party favorite here. [Snip] If GOP voters are feeling any buyer's remorse, they may take some solace in one surprising stat: despite pre-election polls that showed longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle handily beating Coons in a hypothetical matchup, the voters who turned...
  • Lamar Alexander Will Campaign For Delaware Republican Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell

    10/28/2010 4:03:01 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair Pundit ^ | 10/28/10 | Hotair Pundit
    Everytime I see Lamar Alexander I think of those red flannel sweaters he and his supporters wore in his run for the Republican nomination in 1996...Anyway, Lamar is headed to Delaware politicalticker Lamar Alexander, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, will make a campaign appearance Friday in Delaware with GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, CNN has learned.The Tennessee senator is the first member of the Senate Republican leadership to appear with O'Donnell, according to an Alexander aide. O'Donnell stunned and disappointed the GOP establishment when she beat Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican primary. Castle was considered a sure winner...
  • Castle Won’t Endorse O’Donnell; Says Not Clear if GOP “Extremist” Candidates Can Win – Video

    10/16/2010 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 68 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Mike Castle on with CNN’s John King today where he refused to endorse Delaware GOP U.S. Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell – who defeated him in the GOP Primary. Castle said he had a “nasty” primary with O’Donnell, both “politically and personally,” and because of that did not want to make any endorsement. King also asked Castle to respond to GOP Sen. Jim DeMint’s belief that it is better to nominate “pure” conservative candidates and lose than have RINO candidates be nominated and win. Castle, of course, said he believes DeMint is wrong, and said it is...
  • Castle rules out write-in race

    09/29/2010 10:16:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/10 | staff
    Congressman Mike Castle will not launch a write-in campaign for the U.S. Senate seat he once was heavily favored to win. castle Castle had been considering the option of running as a write-in candidate since his lost to Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell in Delaware’s Republican primary election. “While I would have been honored to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate, I do not believe that seeking office in this manner is in the best interest of all Delawareans. Therefore, it’s time for Jane (his wife) and me to begin thinking about the next chapter of our lives,” Castle said...
  • Castle Decides Against Write-in Bid

    09/29/2010 8:40:49 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/29/10 | Chad Pergram
    He conceded it would have been a long-shot. And he ultimately decided against it. Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) announced late Wednesday night that he would not launch a write-in bid for Senate. Two weeks ago, Christine O'Donnell shocked the political establishment when she upset Castle in his effort to be the Republican standard bearer for Senate this fall.
  • Castle Declines Write-In Bid, Citing State's Best Interests

    09/29/2010 8:11:09 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    CQ Politics ^ | Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | Melanie Starkey
    Rep. Mike Castle will not run a write-in campaign for Delaware's open Senate seat, the Republican said in a statement Wednesday night. "While I would have been honored to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate, I do not believe that seeking office in this manner is in the best interest of all Delawareans. Therefore, it's time for Jane and me to begin thinking about the next chapter of our lives," he said, referring to his wife. SNIP He did not mention O'Donnell in the statement.
  • Now RINO Mike Castle Wants A Write-In Campaign Too - We Must STOP Him! (DE)

    09/27/2010 12:50:09 AM PDT · by Syncro · 137 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 26, 2010 | Joe Wierzbicki - Tea Party Express
    Now RINO Mike Castle Wants A Write-In Campaign Too - We Must STOP Him! Just when you think this election cycle can't get any more bizarre - we have now learned that liberal RINO Mike Castle is trying to follow in the footsteps of Lisa Murkowski to launch a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate after voters rejected him in the GOP primary.Castle is now conducting a poll to see if his write-in campaign can win.  Here's the report from Politico: What part of "NO" does Mike Castle not understand?  It's looking like we have the same pattern being repeated that we saw with Lisa...
  • Delaware GOP Staffer Leaves State Following O'Donnell Upset (One down - more to follow?)

    09/24/2010 7:46:13 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 19 replies
    CQ Politics -Blogs ^ | September 24, 2010 10:41 AM | Steve Peoples
    The head of communications for Delaware's state Republican Party announced Friday morning that he is leaving the state. The announcement, by Tom Doheny, comes 11 days after conservative pundit Christine O'Donnell shocked the nation by upsetting the strong favorite of the state and national party, Rep. Mike Castle, in the First State's Republican primary. "After a hard-fought campaign, I have decided to move on to a new opportunity working for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania,"
  • Delaware Source: 50-50 Chance for Mike Castle Write-In Bid

    09/24/2010 7:04:12 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 24, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    One of my Delaware guys — very plugged into state Republican circles, closer to the Mike Castle fans than the Christine O’Donnell fans — sends me a bombshell: I am hearing from a credible source that Castle’s odds of mounting a write-in campaign are as high as 50-50. They believe they can win, and lots of anecdotal evidence that I can share tells me this: most independents and even many Democrats are very unhappy with the choice between O’Donnell and Coons. People are telling me: O’Donnell is awful on personal character but right on the public policy issues. Coons has...
  • Moderate Extremists

    09/22/2010 8:34:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    Suppose a 40-year-old teacher wanted take his class of 30 14-year-old high school freshmen on an 80-mile daylong field trip into the next state to visit a national historical site. Do you think the school would require him to notify the parents of these children he was taking them away for the day? Now, suppose another 40-year-old man wanted to take just one 14-year-old high student on an 80-mile daylong trip across the same state line to visit an abortion clinic because he had impregnated the 14-year-old, wanted her to get an abortion and sought to evade the law in...
  • MUST SEE VIDEO: Watch Lisa Murkowski Attack YOU on CNN today

    09/19/2010 2:34:32 PM PDT · by Syncro · 79 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 19, 2010 | Levi Russell
    We've been telling you about Lisa Murkowski's attacks against all of you who have supported the Tea Party Express.Today she stepped up her attacks on you, and showed utter contempt for the people of Alaska who rejected her candidacy in the Republican primary.  You've got to see her in her own words from this clip on CNN - watch it below: These liberal RINO politicians are shameful - they tell us about their "big tent" and then display complete hypocrisy when the voters reject them.Remember Arlen Specter?  He left the Republican Party when it was clear he would lose against his...
  • Moderates (GOP) Successfully Reinforce Image as Untrustworthy Hacks

    09/18/2010 9:36:26 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/17/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Between Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Mike Castle refusing to endorse O’Donnell — a forgivable sentiment the day after a bitter defeat, less so as time goes by — and the rumor that Murkowski is running, the RINO-hunters have a point that the moderates never seem to be willing to compromise or put the party’s interest first. The NRSC will help elect a lot of winning GOP candidates this year, but between Specter, Crist, and Murkowski, they have had an embarrassing cycle . . .
  • Christine O’Donnell Wins Republican Nomination – Now Moves on to Fight the Republicans

    09/16/2010 2:40:44 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    Upon reading the reviews of Christine O’Donnell’s win over Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary, one could be forgiven for conjuring up images of monks (a la Monty Python) walking around in a circle, whacking themselves with boards and chanting “Woe, verily woe!” Ruth Marcus over at the Washington Post is scared and despondent: … I had thought the silver lining of this election year might be to produce a Senate with a more robust cadre of moderate Republicans. […] Now, it’s as plausible to envision a bolstered Jim DeMint caucus, following the disturbingly powerful junior senator from...
  • Japanese Sankei News Prominently Carries Story on TEA PARTY STEAMROLLER IN USA (Synopsis)

    09/16/2010 2:24:57 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies
    Sankei News, Japan ( Original In Japanese) ^ | 17 September 2010 | Yosuke Inuzuka, Reporter
    The major conservative Japanese daily SANKEI SHIMBUN, with a large circulation, is prominently showing that the Tea Party movement (Cha-no-Kai) or alternately (Cha-Kai-To) is racking up victory after victory in the USA, positioning itself for a turnover of the Obama Administration as a sign of widespread discontent over the President and his policies after merely two short years...
  • Karl Rove, You Have Some Answering to Do!

    09/15/2010 5:27:29 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 30 replies
    The Right Angle Blog ^ | 9-15-10 | J. Christopher Pryor
    Last night on Hannity, millions of conservatives witnessed Karl Rove and Dana Perino lose all sense of professionalism in their defense of a the liberal, Mike Castle. Castle had just lost in Delaware against the Tea Party candidate, Christine O'Donnell. This story was picked up by Michelle Malkin, who explained that Rove was actually working behind the scenes and trying to cut a deal between Castle and the Tea Party. The fact that Rove was working for Castle leads to some serious ethical questions...
  • Castle's Defeat Signals End Of Moderate GOP (Gigantic Barf Alert!!!)

    09/15/2010 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2010 | Leftwing lunatic E. J. DIONNE JR
    WILMINGTON, Del. — On the eve of the primary that would end his electoral career, Rep. Mike Castle was in a reflective mood. He seemed calm and confident, yet almost everything he said sounded valedictory as he offered a prescient analysis that explained in advance a defeat that echoes through the nation. A genial and courtly man in the manner of the elder President Bush (who held a fundraiser for him in Kennebunkport), the nine-term congressman was mourning the decline of both the conciliatory style of politics that animated his career and the moderate Republican disposition that the Tea Party...
  • Cowboy Common Sense for the Political Establishment

    09/15/2010 1:44:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2010 | Patrick Dorinson
    The walls of the nation’s political establishment, Republican and Democrat are crumbling. A New CNN poll says that only a quarter of the electorate trusts the government. Sounds high to me. John Dingell, who was first elected to a seat in 1955 before Elvis had his first hit record, is sending out urgent requests for funds to save his seat from a challenger that no one really knows. His family has held this apparently hereditary fiefdom since FDR was first elected in 1933. Mike Castle and his followers who just took a thumpin’ in the Delaware primary are taking their...
  • O’Donnell, conservative bloggers fire back at Rove (with O'Donnell attack video)

    09/15/2010 9:33:35 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 97 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-15-10 | Michael Calderone
    *snip* Ben Domenech, writing Wednesday on the influential conservative blog RedState, summed up Rove's criticism of the insurgent tea party candidate as "an instructive moment about how the old guard is failing to adapt to this new environment." Rove's critique also raised questions about whether he's still serving as a behind-the-scenes political operative for races he analyzes on Fox News. Malkin linked to an item *snip* that alleges Rove tried to strike a deal with Delaware Tea Party activists in December to withhold support for O'Donnell. Thanks to Malkin's reach, Freedomist's claim is already bouncing around the blogosphere. Dan Riehl,...
  • Rove Attack, NRSC Refusal, Will Aid O'Donnell

    09/15/2010 12:08:33 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 166 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9-14-10 | Jeffrey Lord
    It was an amazing bit of television. Almost instant(ly) followed by an amazing bit of scoop. *snip* The normally rational and analytical Mr. Rove had vanished. In his place was someone who looked like Karl Rove, sounded like Karl Rove…but spoke like the last guy out of the hoped-for-victory-party of the landslide losing candidate for Register of Deeds in NoPlaceville, Texas. What on earth was Rove thinking? He was bitter, angry, cutting, demeaning, mean-spirited…and those were the nice things he had to say about O'Donnell.
  • [A year ago] Karl Rove (allegedly) secretly tried to help Castle win

    09/14/2010 11:06:10 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 76 replies
    At least according to this guy, Rove secretly called a meeting with the Delaware Tea Party to try and talk them into supporting the Party…or in this case Castle. VIDEO Dan Riehl believes that Fox should suspend Rove: Fox Should Suspend Rove And Investigate, Cornyn Must Resign: Especially given his comments on Fox News tonight, until this is resolved, it seems impossible to trust Rove as an objective analyst. In terms of the conservative movement, we should not simply ignore him, but proactively work to undermine Rove in whatever ways we can, given his obvious willingness to undermine us.
  • Castle will not back O'Donnell

    09/14/2010 10:56:55 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/15/2010
    A Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) campaign source confirmed to The Hill late Tuesday that the longtime congressman will not be endorsing Christine O'Donnell. The Tea Party-backed O'Donnell defeated Castle for Delaware's Republican Senate nomination. After the stunning primary loss, Castle's campaign also said the longtime congressman is not interested in waging a write in bid this November. In Alaska, Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is contemplating an independent write in campaign after she lost to Tea Party backed Joe Miller in the August GOP primary. As to whether the national party would back O'Donnell, a Castle campaign source said the campaign...
  • After Race Called, Rove Continues To Rip O'Donnell

    09/14/2010 8:02:54 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 186 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "This is probably one of the few times we're going to disagree here." -- Sean Hannity to Karl Rove regarding Christine O'Donnell. I'll say. Even after Fox News called the Delaware GOP senatorial primary for Christine O'Donnell tonight, Karl Rove continued to rip the winner, questioning everything from O'Donnell's "rectitude" to her "character." Concluded the pessimistic Rove: "this is not a race we're going to be able to win." Sean defended O'Donnell staunchly, but was met with a litany of Roveian criticism of Christine, including these comments: View video here.
  • Delaware GOP “cautiously confident” that Castle will win

    09/14/2010 3:34:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/14/10 | Allahpundit
    I’m surprised. Not only because it’s insane to think he’s still the favorite — closed primary, polls showing O’Donnell surging, nationally prominent conservatives in full-court press on her behalf — but because it’s poor messaging. If Castle’s chances for victory hinge on centrist Republicans turning out en masse, wouldn’t the GOP want to scare the hell out of those people with predictions of a nailbiter in order to make sure they know their vote’s important? Mystifying. "Republican National Committeewoman Priscilla Rakestraw, who has been working the phones on Castle’s behalf, and who spoke to 300 potential voters at the Academy...
  • LIVE THREAD - DELAWARE PRIMARY ELECTION RETURNS

    09/14/2010 4:22:43 PM PDT · by onyx · 1,287 replies · 2+ views
    State Of Delaware ^ | September 14, 2010 | onyx
    State Of Delaware Department of Elections 2010 Primary Election Polls for the 2010 Primary Election will close on September 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM Please check back after this time for results.
  • "Party politics is not what we stand for" - Amy Kremer, Tea Party Express

    09/14/2010 3:15:07 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | Sept. 14, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Rush Limbaugh based his entire show commentary on it Monday and Tuesday. So did Sean Hannity, and several other talkers. The battle is raging between establishment Republicans and the new vanguard of Tea Party-endorsed conservative candidates. The conventional wisdom going into today's primary race between incumbent and Washington insider Mike Castle and challenger Christine O'Donnell is that the Tea Party-endorsed candidate O'Donnell stands a good chance of unseating Castle for Delaware's US Senate seat. Need proof? Look no further than Alaska, Massachusetts, and Nevada to see recent upsets. Amy Kremer, Director of the Tea Party Express says people have forgotten...
  • Mike Castle on the House Floor in 2007 Opposing Bush's Troop Surge in Iraq (Video)

    09/14/2010 12:30:00 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    hap ^ | 9/14/10 | HAP
    On the House Floor: Castle: "It is clear to me that an increase in American forces alone cannot resolve this conflict, therefore I will support this resolution because I believe the surge will be unsuccessful without a comprehensive diplomatic strategy"...(Video)
  • GOP Robocall: O'Donnell 'Out to Make a Buck'

    09/14/2010 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Qbert · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/14/2010 | Jessica Yellin
    (CNN) - The Delaware Republican party has launched a new robocall the same day voters head to the polls - attacking one of their own. It features a woman identifying herself as former campaign manager for Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's and saying, "O'Donnell is no conservative" rather she "just wanted to make a buck." In the call, a woman introduces herself as Kristin Murray, saying she managed O'Donnell's 2008 Senate bid and alleges: "I found out she was living on campaign donations – using them for rent and personal expenses, while leaving her workers unpaid and piling up thousands...
  • '08-Pelosi says House Judiciary may hold hearings on Kucinich impeachment resolution (+Castle)

    09/14/2010 10:22:23 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-10-08
    July 10, 2008 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said this morning that the House Judiciary Committee may hold hearings on an impeachment resolution offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). Kucinich is expected to offer a "privileged resolution" this afternoon calling on the House to look at whether President Bush should be removed from office for lying to Congress and the American public when he sought congressional approval back in 2002 for taking military action to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein. Pelosi has said previously that impeachment "was off the table," so her comments this morning were surprising, and clearly signaled...
  • Stem cell research gets new life thanks to Obama, Castle (Castle & Obama, a political gay marriage)

    09/14/2010 10:10:58 AM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies
    The embryonic stem cell research that former President George W. Bush arrogantly sidelined because of pressure from the pro-life factions of the Republican Party is back on track. Since Wednesday the National Institutes of Health have approved 33 new lines of cells as authorized under the Obama administration. ..Mike Castle looking on, last March issued an executive order which called on the Institutes of Health to support and conduct scientifically worthy human ...
  • Castle Favors Proposed Sunscreen Regulations (Mike Castle- Big Brother Gone Wild)

    09/14/2010 10:03:26 AM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies
    Cape Gazette staff Amid bronze -bodies and sun burn broken up by swimsuit straps , Rep, Mike Castle spoke. Tuesday, Aug. on behalf of .proposed federal regulations governing sunscreen...
  • Some Republicans Want Platform to Back Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Mike Castle Liberalism Again)

    09/14/2010 9:54:33 AM PDT · by mnehring · 24 replies
    Life News Archive ^ | August 2004
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Saying it hands John Kerry a political issue to use in the presidential election, some Republicans are looking to add language downplaying President Bush's position against taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. Delaware Congressman Mike Castle released a letter to members of the Republican party's platform committee Thursday urging them to include language in the platform advocating Bush's position to be overturned. Castle, who has sponsored legislation seeking to overturn the policy and allow taxpayer funds to pay for the destruction of human embryos in research, wants the upcoming party platform to reflect his position....
  • House Iraq Resolution Gains Republican Backers (Mike Castle Opposed the Surge in Iraq)

    09/14/2010 9:51:10 AM PDT · by mnehring · 2 replies
    NPR Archive ^ | Feb 2007
    For the second day, the House debated a Democratic-sponsored resolution disapproving of President Bush's plan to send additional soldiers to Iraq. Eleven Republicans gave speeches supporting the measure, joining Democrats in their opposition.... ...Among the moderates was Mike Castle (R-DE), who said he backed the resolution "because I believe that the surge will be unsuccessful without a comprehensive, diplomatic strategy to engage the international community and turn responsibility over to the Iraqi government." Like Castle, several Republicans regretted the Bush administration's refusal to follow diplomatic proposals from the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan panel that issued a report late last...
  • HOUGHTON LEADS REVOLT ON TAX CUT (Mike Castle Opposed Tax Cuts)

    09/14/2010 9:47:49 AM PDT · by mnehring · 4 replies
    Rep. Amo Houghton is leading a revolt of Republican moderates against President Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cut -- a move that could doom the centerpiece of the White House domestic program for this year. Houghton, of Corning, and Rep. Mike Castle of Delaware told House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday that the 11 House GOP members -- including Rep. Jack Quinn of Hamburg -- "cannot"support either the tax cut or the fiscal 2004 budget that Republican
  • CHRISTINE O'DONNELL: THE CONSERVATIVES FIRST HOPE (Interview)

    09/13/2010 7:26:30 PM PDT · by U of IL Conservative · 12 replies
    Midwest Regional College Republicans ^ | September 3, 2010 | Scott Schneider
    Like any other conservative running in 2010, Christine O'Donnell hopes that a November 2 victory signals the end of a damaging era in American Politics. For Christine; however, there is an added weight to the occasion. . .she would be the winner of an open race that could throw the Democrat's plans for a lame-duck counteroffensive into a tailspin. Christine is running for Vice President Joe Biden's open Senate seat in Delaware. Because Biden has vacated his term, her reign as Republican Senator would begin immediately on November 3 and the Senate make-up now at 59 Democrats, generally filibuster proof,...
  • What’s At Stake In Delaware

    09/13/2010 4:53:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 168 replies
    Red State ^ | September 13, 2010 | Dan McLaughlin
    The picture, looking at the polls, is predictably grim for O’Donnell; as Neil Stevens has catalogued here and here, polling shows fairly convincingly that O’Donnell isn’t even as popular with Republicans in the general election as Castle, even before you get to independents and Democrats. The PPP poll showing O’Donnell pulling to a within-the-margin-of-error 47-44 lead among likely primary voters may establish that she’s electable in a primary that doesn’t even draw all Republican voters to the polls, but it certainly doesn’t suggest that she’s a strong candidate: GOP voters are pretty sharply divided about O’Donnell as well. 45% have...
  • The DE Senate GOP primary: Castle, Soros & a health advisory

    09/13/2010 4:28:05 PM PDT · by curth · 15 replies
    MichelleMalkin .com ^ | September 13, 2010 12:18 PM | By Michelle Malkin
    On August 20, I endorsed Christine O’Donnell for the Delaware Senate GOP primary race. As I said on Sean Hannity’s TV show last week in repeating that endorsement, she is certainly far from perfect (who is?). But I think nine terms are enough for duck-and-hide, cap-and-tax liberal Republican Mike Castle — and it looks like GOP primary voters in Delaware are coming to the same conclusion as the primary looms tomorrow. I repeat: Entrenched incumbency is not an argument for more entrenched incumbency. Castle’s campaign questions O’Donnell’s trustworthiness. GOP primary voters need to question Castle’s. He was just one of...
  • HOW COULD MIKE CASTLE WIN IN NOVEMBER IF HE CAN'T WIN IN SEPTEMBER?

    09/13/2010 3:44:19 PM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 106 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 13, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2010 CONTACT: Levi Russell at (509) 979-6615 or via email at: Levi@FrontLineStrat.com HOW COULD MIKE CASTLE WIN IN NOVEMBER IF HE CAN'T WIN IN SEPTEMBER? One of the most oft-repeated claims made by Liberal RINO Mike Castle's campaign is that Republicans should look past his pro-Obama/pro-Pelosi voting record because he has the best chance "to win" in November were he to be the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate. But the developments in the GOP primary race between Conservative Republican Christine O'Donnell and Mr. Castle suggest this claim is looking increasingly hollow. "Mike Castle's campaign has...
  • Bachmann backs Delaware's O'Donnell for Republican Senate nomination

    09/13/2010 6:38:36 AM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/13/2010 | Elise Viebeck
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) used Twitter Sunday night to talk up Delaware's Christine O'Donnell, who is running against Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) for the state's Republican Senate nomination. "@ChristineOD," Bachmann tweeted, "is right on all the issues.. pro-job growth, pro-life, anti cap-and-trade and anti-Obama care!  Go Christine!"  O'Donnell replied several hours later.  "@BachmannforMN6 Thanks for your support. It seems that common sense conservative solutions aren't that common anymore. Time to change that," she said.  O'Donnell also received an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) last Thursday. The primary is Tuesday.
  • In Del., GOP comes out swinging vs. 'tea party'

    09/13/2010 12:46:22 AM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/13/10 | Amy Gardner
    WILMINGTON, DEL. - It's the "tea party" vs. the Republican Party in Tuesday's Senate primary in Delaware, where a popular moderate is suddenly under siege from a little-known conservative who in any other year might have been relegated to the footnotes of 2010's election records. That's not an entirely unfamiliar narrative in a year in which tea party organizations have ousted two incumbent senators. But Christine O'Donnell's battle with Rep. Mike Castle perhaps embodies the movement's greatest test, because unlike in other races in which the GOP has offered the tea party an awkward embrace, the Republican Party is fighting...
  • The mother of all Tea Party triumphs? (Claims O'Donnell primary win gives seat to Dems)

    09/13/2010 12:31:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | September 13, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Two realities have increasingly become clear as this year's midterm Senate campaigns have taken shape. One is that enough seats are in play to give Republicans, who didn't even have the numbers to mount a filibuster on their own a year ago, a Senate majority. The other is that the Tea Party movement -- which essentially represents the disgruntled base of the GOP -- has forced enough fringe candidates on the party in enough marginal races to jeopardize the GOP's chances of fully capitalizing on what is a very favorable political climate. And now, the Republican establishment's Tea Party-induced headaches...
  • Delaware Senate contest will hinge on turnout

    09/12/2010 8:47:19 PM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/2010 | Shane D'Aprile
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- For supporters of Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.), all eyes will be on Delaware's New Castle County Tuesday where the level of turnout in the state's contested GOP Senate primary could make or break the longtime congressman. New Castle County houses the urban population centers of Delaware. It contains Newark and Wilmington, the state's largest city.  The Castle campaign is hoping for solid turnout Tuesday in and around Wilmington to help the centrist congressman offset more conservative primary-goers in the southern part of the state who may be backing Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell.  O'Donnell is banking on...
  • DELAWARE GOP CHAIRMAN MUST RESIGN OR BE FIRED WITHIN 24 HOURS

    09/12/2010 4:11:32 PM PDT · by MarkLevinFan · 76 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | September 12, 2010 | Levi Russell
    <p>"Tom Ross must resign within the next 24 hours or face immediate termination," declared Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express.</p> <p>"As Mike Castle's chief advocate, Mr. Ross has trashed Republican candidates, beliefs and principles, and shown a complete lack of character or integrity. He is a walking disaster who has brought irreparable harm to the Republican Party.</p>
  • O’Donnell and the Battle of Delaware - Will the state’s GOP take a chance on her?

    09/11/2010 3:54:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 9, 2010 4:00 A.M. | Robert Costa
    O'Donnell and the Battle of DelawareWill the state's GOP take a chance on her? If this were simply a battle of ideas, then, perhaps, the conservative insurgent would be galloping ahead, with the washed-out moderate left choking on tea-party dust. Delaware’s Republican Senate primary, however, has devolved into anything but an ideological scrap. Instead, strange gaffes and party infighting have turned the race into a must-watch mud-fest. Christine O’Donnell, a former GOP operative, is the tea party’s crusader du jour. With her easy charm and big-dollar backing from the Tea Party Express, O’Donnell presents real trouble for Rep. Mike Castle,...
  • Jim DeMint endorses Christine O’Donnell over Mike Castle (Following Sarah Palin's Lead)

    09/10/2010 8:28:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2010 | Allahpundit
    I wondered yesterday whether Palin’s endorsement would pave the way for other prominent righties to weigh in. Here’s the answer, just across on Twitter: I’m proud to endorse Christine O’Donnell for US Senate in Delaware. She will stand strong for the principles of freedom. Did he hold off because he wasn’t convinced until today that O’Donnell can win, or was he under pressure from grassroots conservatives to jump in because Palin had taken a stand? Either way, DeMint has made his feelings about races like this crystal clear in the past. If O’Donnell wins the general election, great; one more...
  • Castle Refuses Levin; Palin on Hannity for O'Donnell

    09/10/2010 11:06:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/10/2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    As this Ruling Class versus Country Class battle picks up speed, two interesting developments in the Castle-O'Donnell Delaware donnybrook, written about nearby. Yesterday, the Country Class Sarah Palin went on the Country Class Sean Hannity Show to endorse the Country Class Christine O' Donnell over the Ruling Class Mike Castle in the Delaware U.S. Senate primary. And thus far, the Ruling Class Castle has refused to accept an invitation from the Country Class Mark Levin Show to discuss his Senate race. Both moments are clues to the status of different players in the increasingly vehement rebellion that every poll in...