October 6, 2009

50 in '10:

Race Rating Change: Castle’s Senate Bid Sets Up Key Race (Greg Giroux, 10/06/09, CQ-Roll Call)

Delaware Rep. Michael N. Castle , a prominent Republican centrist, announced Tuesday that he is running for the Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. The decision by Castle, a longtime fixture in Delaware politics, was a victory for Republican strategists in a Democratic-leaning state.

Castle’s 2010 candidacy, widely seen as crucial to Republicans’ hopes of competing for the seat, has prompted CQPolitics to change its rating on the race to Leans Republican.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 6, 2009 2:40 PM
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