Mike Castle Considering A Write-In Bid For Delaware Senate Race


As if the Delaware Senate race wasn’t crazy enough already, the Wilmington News Journal reports that Rep. Mike Castle, who lost the Republican primary last week in a stunning upset against conservative activist Christine O’Donnell, is not ruling out the possibility of mounting a write-in bid.

Castle, was previously a seeming Senator-in-waiting, with a strong lead in the polls against Democratic nominee Chris Coons – a lead he still has, while O’Donnell seriously trails Coons. So is a Lisa Murkowski-style write-in bid in his future?

Castle told the paper that he “probably” would not run, but isn’t ruling it out “simply because it’s there, simply because I’ve had a number of people who’ve asked that I do that.” If Castle were to run, he has until next Thursday, September 30, to declare his candidacy at the state Election Office. “I will consider it right up until the final moment but I’m not headed in that direction right now.”

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