The Tea Party is an awesome force that could yield a Republican majority in the House and major gains in the Senate, but on Tuesday it may have shown its destructive side, possibly killing the GOP's chances in Delaware.
Democrats are now likely to hold onto Joe Biden's old Senate seat because Republican voters nominated insurgent candidate Christine O'Donnell over Rep. Mike Castle, the pro-choice, pro-bailout liberal Republican who was the pick of the GOP establishment. Read More
Slate’s headline is “Nightmare in Delaware,” and Dave Weigel (a First State native) writes that there’s no way, no way, newly-minted Republican senatorial nominee Christine O’Donnell can win in Delaware. Read More
A last-minute surge by a Tea Party candidate has threatened to upend Delaware’s GOP Senate primary Tuesday, adding to the concerns of a fractured Republican Party as it seeks to win congressional seats in November.
The latest poll shows Republican establishment candidate Mike Castle, a nine-term House moderate, statistically tied with conservative Christine O’Donnell, who has support and financial backing of the Tea Party movement. Read More
There's been a lot of talk about what Democrats will do if they lose seats in the House and Senate this November. Many Republicans believe Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will make a last-ditch, lame-duck effort to pass the remaining parts of their agenda, like tax increases, card check, and a climate change bill. And that's why Christine O'Donnell says the Senate race in Delaware is so important. Read More