Tuesday, September 14, 2010

O'Donnell Wins GOP Nomination for Delaware Senate

Stacy McCain called it from O'Donnell headquarters around 9 PM minutes before the AP called the race.

Jim Geraghty strikes the right tone:
1. As much as I may have had many bones to pick, this is a victory for Christine O’Donnell and her supporters to savor. The turnout is set to go well ahead of the expected 45,000, and she’s had no trouble finding the votes on a scale that large. Rep. Mike Castle and those who preferred him threw everything they had at her; she managed to persuade Delaware GOP primary voters that the key issue in the race was Castle’s record and not hers.

2. Delaware Republicans are a much more conservative group that past elections would lead us to think. In retrospect, how did Mike Castle never have a primary challenger in 9 terms?

3. She didn’t just beat Mike Castle’s campaign. She beat the state party.

4. Go beat the heck out of the once-bearded Marxist, ma’am.

The reference to the "once-bearded Marxist refers to this Chris Coons profile at Politico:
An article Democrat Chris Coons wrote for his college newspaper may not go over so well in corporation-friendly Delaware, where he already faces an uphill battle for Vice President Joe Biden’s old Senate seat.

The title? “Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist.”

Heh - Election post of the day goes to Fishersville Mike

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