Reid: ‘My Pet’ Chris Coons Will Win Delaware Senate Race

Bill Clark

The Hill reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has offered his rather interesting perspective on Delaware Senate nominee Chris Coons, whose stock has gone up considerably as a result of Christine O’Donnell’s win in the Republican primary.

“I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said.

Reid said that even if Rep. Mike Castle had won the Republican primary, his “pet” would have still carried the race.

“Let me tell you about him: A graduate of Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School. A two-time national debate champion. He represents two-thirds of the state now, in an elected capacity. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen him or heard him speak, but he is a dynamic speaker. I don’t mean loud or long; he’s a communicator. So that’s how I feel about Delaware. I’ve always thought Chris Coons is going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I’m glad he’s running. I just think the world of him. He’s my pet.”