Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 9:29pm
O'Donnell pulls off upset, beats Castle for GOP Senate nod
Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell has upset Congressman Castle to win the Republican US Senate Primary.
|GOP US Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell|
O'Donnell, making her third Senate bid, outpolled Castle, a popular longtime US House
member and former Governor, 53 to 47 percent after a campaign that included personal
attacks on both sides and Castle's refusal to debate O'Donnell.
The Tea Party Express PAC made a push to get out the vote for O'Donnell, who as
recently as two months ago wasn't thought to have a chance to beat Castle, who had the
state Republican Party's endorsement.
O'Donnell will now face Democrat Chris Coons, who's currently New Castle County
Executive, for the US Senate seat now held by Ted Kaufman but held for 36 years before
that by Vice President Biden.
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