October 6th, 2009
11:38 AM ET
11 years ago

GOP gets lift in bid for Biden's seat

Castle will make a run for Senate.

Castle will make a run for Senate.

(CNN) – Rep. Mike Castle, R-Delaware, will announce at noon Tuesday that he will seek the Senate seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden, two sources tell CNN.

Castle is a former governor who was elected to the House in 1992. His entry into the race triggered the non-partisan Rothenberg Political Report to characterize the contest late Tuesday morning as a "Lean Takeover" in its 2010 race ratings.

Democrats are now waiting to see if Vice President Biden's son, Beau, declares his candidacy for the seat. Beau Biden is the Delaware attorney general. He recently returned home after spending a year with his Army National Guard unit in Iraq.

- CNN's Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Burns NH

    I belive we all have had our belly full of family dinesty's in our America!
    A notion that any families should create this sort of aura in a free
    society is not what our founding fathers had in mind.

    October 6, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. Steve (the real one)

    Is Congress going to post the final health care reform legislation on line for everyone to read for 72 hours prior to a vote.
    That is a campaign promise! Let's review how the liberals are doing with promises, shall we?
    1. No lobbyists-promise broken, former lobbyists scattered throughout this administration
    2. Ethical Congress- promise broken (Rangel STILL has his Job)
    3. 72 hour review of bills BEFORE signing-promise broken, Remember TARP 2, the reinvestment act? That was rushed through we had no 72 hour review period!
    4. No taxes on those making $250K or less- in danger of being broken, Congress is considering a Value Added Tax (comsumption tax), there is talk of new taxes to fund health care!

    To answer your question about a 72 hour health care bill review period! DON"THOLD YOUR BREATH! I didn't even chat about "transparency" That was too easy! to debunk!

    October 6, 2009 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Dave

    Say goodbye Democrats.
    The Republicans had control of the House and Senate for a long time before power and corruption took over and they lost it.
    The Democrats aren't even going to last more than a year. The far left are the most corupt politicians in this country.
    They will lose the House next fall and lose some Senate seats as well.
    Hopefully to TRUE fiscal, acountable conservatives who will put a stop to Obama's raping of the country and our future.

    October 6, 2009 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. TH - ATL

    A democratic congress is destrouing America. What they havn' done already they Obama will complete. We need to dump the dems. Republicans will take over America again. Hopefully it won't be so ruined by the dems that it is beyond repair.

    October 6, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  5. Open Your 3rd Eye

    Dear Republicans:

    You can not win without the youth vote & minority vote.

    Good luck with that.

    Bye Now 🙂

    October 6, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  6. Simmy

    How's the air in la la land?.....Funny how Republicans laud the fact that they got their man......Someone please remind them that he still has to win.....I hope Beau Biden mops the floor with him......Peace....

    October 6, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  7. Adelita

    If the people of Delaware elect Beau Biden then it doesn't qualify as nepotism!

    October 6, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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