September 15th, 2010
04:29 PM ET
12 years ago

Chris Coons: Delaware's surprise favorite

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Delaware Senate candidate Chris Coons is now well-positioned to win the Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden."](CNN) - Chris Coons may turn out to be the luckiest politician in America this year.

The man suddenly favored to win Joe Biden's U.S. Senate seat wasn't even supposed to be in the race, if most pundits are to be believed. State Democrats were lining up behind the vice president's son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.

But Biden unexpectedly decided not to run. And other Democrats took a pass on what was thought to be, at best, an uphill general election climb against veteran GOP Rep. Mike Castle.

Now, with Castle defeated in the primary, Coons suddenly finds himself the favorite against arch-conservative upstart Christine O'Donnell.

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Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Delaware
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  1. carlos

    gt.....just look in the mirror and you will throw up in your own face

    September 15, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Hammerer

    No need to have a vote in DE, the experts have decided that Coons is a landslide winner. You know they have never been wrong. Add to that that CNN says no way Coons can lose.
    Talk about the kiss of death!

    September 15, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  3. Donnatella

    Well this little tea party idiot is already saying she doesn't want him to say anything bad about her. What are people suppose to vote for somebody and not know their policies. That may work for tea baggers but for the rest of us, you are not that impressive, you don't even know how to pay your bills properly how are you going to represent a state.

    September 15, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  4. jim

    Mr Coons supports cap and trade legislation and that is reason enough to vote against him.That legislation will lead to more job losses and we don't need that in these tough economic times.

    September 15, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  5. Hey Coons........

    don't count your chickens.....

    September 15, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  6. Precious

    Well this is another rich man, who will always have a job, while the poverty rate goes up, and the unemployed stayed unemployed. I say why not!

    September 15, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  7. GuyinVA

    Yeah, Chris Coons should just rest easy and wait to be elected. A reliable democrat state. A safe seat, vacated by a long term senator, just waiting to be filled by the latest liberal-in-waiting. No problem. Mr. Coons should call Martha Coakley and ask the best way to give a confidant yet humble acceptance speech.

    September 15, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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