October 18, 2009

YOU'D THINK THE DEAN HAD BEEN AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW...:

Delaware's Battle: A Big Political Test in a Small State (David S. Broder, October 18, 2009, Washington Post)

A year from now, when we are in the final weeks of the midterm election campaigns, voters across the country will probably be focused on a state that has rarely drawn attention from any but its own residents. Delaware, noted only for its gentlemanly politics, will probably be the site of one of the most hard-fought and headline-grabbing Senate races in America.

Republican Rep. Mike Castle, who has never lost in 12 trips to the statewide general election ballot, is expected to face Democratic Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Biden, the longtime Delaware senator.

As Democrats from Connecticut to Colorado struggle to hold on to their filibuster-proof 60-seat margin, no state -- not even Barack Obama's Illinois -- will have higher priority for the White House than Delaware.


...seats like this will already be written off by then. It will be the "safe" ones--where even the GOP didn't think their own nominee had a chance--that Democrats are scrambling to save.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 18, 2009 6:32 AM
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