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DE: Castle Running For US Senate

Multiple GOP sources are saying that Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) will be running for U.S. Senate in Delaware and will make his announcement this afternoon.

In addition, Attorney General Beau Biden is expected to soon announce he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for his father’s old seat.

Politico: “His decision is poised to set up a marquee matchup between two of the biggest names in Delaware politics. The moderate congressman and former Delaware governor has never lost a political race since elected to the Delaware state House in 1966.”

The announcement leaves his House seat open and already Fmr Lt Gov Carney is running.  The Republicans will now have to find a candidate for this race and it will be difficult to hold.

A good recruitment day for NRSC; no doubt Castle was the only one who had shot of winning this race and a recent Rassmussen poll indicated he is leading Biden 47% to 42%.