September 29th, 2010
10:43 PM ET
11 years ago

BREAKING: Castle won't launch write-in bid

(CNN) - Rep. Mike Castle who lost the Republican Senate nomination in Delaware has decided not to launch a write-in bid for the seat.

"While I would have been honored to represent Delaware in the U.S. Senate, I do not believe that seeking office in this manner is in the best interest of all Delawareans," Castle said in a statement released Wednesday night.

In the statement Castle declined to endorse either candidate now running.

Castle had until tonight to decide if he would launch a write-in bid.

The GOP nominee Christine O'Donnell will face Democratic nominee Chris Coons in the general election in November. O'Donnell and Coons will face off in a CNN debate at the University of Delaware on October 13th.

Filed under: 2010 • Delaware • Mike Castle
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Clwyd

    This should tell you something when Castle won't endorse the candidate from his own repulsive party. That is because she is a fruit cake like so many of the republicans now running for office. It will be a sad commentary on America and on Americans should any of them win!

    September 29, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  2. Edd

    Did the Republican Party tell him to back off or did this come as his own thought?
    I would think the party told him to stop.

    September 29, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  3. John

    Miss O'Donnell she ride around on a Broom Stick ,she lies about her school and how much. And she don't want too talk too the media,you think she may have other thing to hide. I know about the people of Delaware but you can't be dumb enough to make this woman a U.S. Senate,she already was been proven to be a liar.

    September 29, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  4. palmflood

    Not only is Limbaugh evil. So is his pal James Carville. Don't enlist his commentary anymore.

    September 29, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  5. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Do the people of Delaware really want to go back to the stone age?

    September 29, 2010 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  6. roro

    I can't wait for the debate, and I hope it will be televised nationally. Perhaps they could bring in some monkeys and we could all watch them evolve right before our eyes.

    September 29, 2010 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  7. rdepontb

    Poor Mike is still so frustrated at his too-little, too-late actions to O'Donnell and especially to the out-of-state monies in her support. He has put in decades of stalwart, important public service, scandal-free and in fact ringed with bi-partisan accomplishment. Jim DeMint and Palin, thank you very much for coming around here and not knowing your business. and ruining our day.

    September 30, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  8. Teresita Minor

    We are not done with Economic...President Obama is doing a good JOB...we all need to learn how to suffer...stop complaining every=one needs to feel how to work hard in all nation...Educated people are suffering right now. they are all humble enough to do any job just to show to all pessimist people that optimistknows how to love and to do some charity. I apologize but we all need to be educated in school in order to understand what is hard julia roberts

    September 30, 2010 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  9. Jen

    Thank you Christine O'Donnell and the tea party. Your desire to oust Castle practically handed this seat over to the Democrats. Bravo!

    September 30, 2010 04:12 am at 4:12 am |
  10. Vote Democrats or bend over for Tea Party!

    Why? would any upstanding mainstream American want to be connected to a fringe group the GOPTea party. After the dust settles, no more just yelling. It's time to lead and when Americans see their ' Pledge to America" they will come running back in the loving arms of the Democrats.

    September 30, 2010 04:21 am at 4:21 am |
  11. Not fooled

    Way to get back at the Republicans who deserted you after all your years of service. Good luck in your private life.

    September 30, 2010 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  12. Willy Brown

    Castle and the other RINO’s have been outed. Go home soreloserman.

    September 30, 2010 05:24 am at 5:24 am |
  13. Tam

    Let her dig herself even deeper. There must be a separate planet for her and others like her.

    September 30, 2010 05:49 am at 5:49 am |
  14. Freedom

    Thank you, Rep. Castle. You showed a lot of courage and honor to accept defeat graciously. Now I ask all the people of Delaware to VOTE O'DONNELL!!!

    September 30, 2010 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  15. elidude

    Sweet! It's just the Dem. against the wing nut. Come on Del., you can't figure this out!

    September 30, 2010 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  16. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    If O'Donnell is in the best interests of Delaware, then I feel sorry for Delaware. It's in worse shape than anyone thought.

    September 30, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  17. tamarac

    then Chris Coons should win the seat.Hopefully this means the Dems will keep the senate.

    September 30, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |