October 6th, 2009
09:55 AM ET
10 years ago

Castle to announce next move

(CNN) - Rep. Michael Castle of Delaware is expected to end speculation Tuesday on whether he'll run for the Senate next year.

The nine term Republican congressman is scheduled to hold a news conference at 12 p.m. ET in Wilmington where he may announce whether he'll run for public office again.

Castle, a former two-term governor of Delaware, said earlier this year that he was leaning against seeking a tenth term in the House and instead was considering a bid for Senate, or possible retirement.

Joe Biden stepped down from the Senate late last year after his election as vice president. Ted Kaufman was appointed to replace Biden, but has said he won't run for election next year, leaving the seat open.

If Castle, 70, does run for the Senate, he could face off against Biden's son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who last month returned from a military deployment in Iraq.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Go Beau, Go!!!

    October 6, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  2. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    Sounds like another dynasty in the making in Delaware.

    October 6, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. JP

    I don't know anything about Castle I do know that Biden and his son are in the pockets of the trial bar, research it on the web. One way to pick who you should vote for is to see who the ambulance chasers support and then vote for the other person.

    October 6, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. fellow from chicago

    Best chance for the Republicans to take this Senate seat, but the man is too old. It's a shame because he would have made a good one.

    October 6, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  5. rr

    Since the democrats took over congress in 2006, this country has gone downhill very fast. Never before has the country sunk so far so fast in just 3 years of democrat rule in congress.

    PLEASE, NO MORE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS! The more there are, the worse the country becomes!

    October 6, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  6. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Castle is the spokesman for the chemical giants in his state,Dupont and Monsanto,helping to pollute your air and water.

    October 6, 2009 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. Pee Wee

    With his hand out like that, it looks like he's getting ready to reach into your pocket. They're all the same!

    What would really help this country is a new class of politician. Ones more interested in the good of the country than radical agendas.

    Do yourselves a favor and vote all of the incumbents out.

    October 6, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. moses

    Forget it Mike, the Biden dynasty is about to rear its head. Can you say Kennedy clones?

    October 6, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  9. Hugo

    Ah yes, Beau Biden, another liberal lawyer to carry on the legacy of his father. Maybe Beau should change his last name to Kennedy and be guaranteed a shoe in. How will we ever rid our Nation of these career political parasites if we continue this nepotistic, cronyism of the established political machine!

    Ed the Electrician for Senate! Teresa the school teacher for Representative! Evan the Engineer for President!

    October 6, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  10. Tom in Delaware

    Please Mike, for the State of Delaware's sake, help put an end to the Biden Regency that has plagued us for 36 years.

    Please run for the Senate.

    October 6, 2009 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  11. deb

    So, shouldn't all of the Republican'ts who love to scream "term limits!" about Democrats start screaming "term limits!" when it's a Republican deciding on whether or not to run for his 10th term?? C'mon guys . . . .don't be hypocritical now.

    October 6, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |