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From Daniel G……Delaware Senate: After announcing Coons narrows Race with Castle but still trails by 21 Points…..

Morning Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Vice-President’s Home State of Delaware shows Democrat Christopher A. “Chris” Coons (D-DE) has narrowed the gap with longtime Rep. Michael N. “Mike” Castle (R-DE) after announcing his bid for Senate. Coons however still trails Castle by 21 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

Delaware Senate 2010

[ Castle and Coons ]
U. S. Rep. Michael N. “Mike” Castle (R)  52 %
New Castle County Executive Christopher A. “Chris” Coons (D)  31 %
Others  8 %
Undecided  8 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  51 %
Disapprove  48 %

Governor Jack Markell (D)

Approve  61 %
Disapprove  37 %

I think the Race will now remain static at least until September. Castle has tremendous Crossover Appeal which helps him big time.

Daniel G.

The Dog see’s the numbers (Castle’s lead is impressive now) and because It’s eight months out….. will wait and see what happens ……fully expecting that this race will tighten……

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February 25, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 2 Comments

Vice President Joe Biden on the Deleware Senate seat……..

From Politico…….

Biden predicts a Coons surprise
By: Alexander Burns
February 2, 2010 03:04 PM EST
Vice President Joe Biden predicted Tuesday that New Castle County Executive Chris Coons will “surprise the devil out of” election watchers in the contest for Biden’s old Senate seat in Delaware.

Coons has emerged as the Democrats’ top recruit for the race since Biden’s son, Beau, decided not to run against Rep. Mike Castle, who has declared his candidacy on the Republican side.

Asked on MSNBC whether Beau had bowed out of a Senate campaign because the political terrain was just too unfavorable for Democrats, the vice president said that’s not how things went down: “He basically made that decision at Thanksgiving. It’s a question of how it got rolled out.”

I hope he’s right…….The Democrats need that seat……

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Merlin on the Deleware Senate race……

Hello Dog!

There are some good News for Democrats but these a rare.

At least they catched a break in Delaware as New Castle County Executive Christopher A. “Chris” Coons (D-DE) made his Senate Bid OFFICIAL against Republican Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-DE)

Full Statement:

I’m running for Senate because it’s time for new leaders to assume responsibility in Washington.

In these challenging economic times, I believe we need leaders who will fight for our families and stand up for what is right, even when it’s not easy or popular. That means putting the needs of Main Street first by fighting for better jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a new energy future.

Delaware deserves better. It’s time for a change.

Official Campaign Website:

http://www.chriscoons.com

Merlin

February 3, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Merlin on the Deleware Senate race……

Hello Dog!

I just received BREAKING NEWS out of Delaware. The Blog “Delaware Liberal” reports that New Castle County Executive Christopher A. Coons (D-DE) will be running for U.S. Senate against Republican Michael N. Castle (R-DE)

Coons announced at a “State of the Union” Watch Party this week.

My guess is that a formal Announcement will be coming the upcoming week.

http://www.delawareliberal.net/2010/01/28/coons-is-running-for-senate/

Merlin

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Updates | , , | 3 Comments

Merlin advises…..As expected……The Deleware Senate seat now polls for the Republicans…..

Hello Dog and good morning!

In the aftermath as expected Beau Biden’s Departure in Delaware Senate Race hurts Democrats big.

Likely Republican Candidate Michael N. Castle leads possible Democratic Candidate by 29 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

Delaware Senate 2010

Rep. Michael N. Castle (R)  56 %
New Castle County Executive Christopher A. “Chris” Coons (D)  27 %
Others  5 %
Undecided  13 %

Job Approvals

President Obama

Approve  50 %
Disapprove  49 %

Governor Jack Markell (D)

Approve  57 %
Disapprove  36 %

Merlin’s Thoughts:

It is somewhat surprising is the Job Approval of the President is only at 50 % in a deep blue State. As expected, the likely Democratic Candidate is trailing big. Now keep in mind, Coons is the County Executive of the most populated County in Delaware, New Castle County. As time goes by this year this gap will narrow somewhat, still…… Castle is the overwhelming Favourite to win this Seat. My guess the Final margin on Election Day could be between 10-15 Points.

Merlin

Update:…..This from CQPolitics…..

Democrats in Delaware, left high and dry by Beau Biden’s decision not to go after his dad’s old Senate seat, may end up running a county-level official against Republican Michael N. Castle.

The Wilmington, Del. News Journal reports that New Castle County Executive Chris Coons is leaning toward carrying his party’s flag in the U.S. Senate race.

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 7 Comments

Merlin gets it right…..Beau Biden will not run for his fathers senate seat……

Hi Dog!Well, you can’t argue with me now. I saw it coming. Major breakthrough for Senate Republicans.

BREAKING NEWS out of Delaware.
Beau Biden announces that he is officially is OUT of the Senate Race 2010.

Statement from Beau Biden:

As many of you know, since returning home from Iraq, I have been giving serious consideration to running for the United States Senate. I have received strong encouragement both here in Delaware and all across the country to undertake this effort – and this outpouring of support has truly been humbling.

I understand why people care so deeply about this election. The challenges we’re facing as a country are extraordinarily difficult. The economy. Jobs. Health care. Energy.  Education. Climate change. Financial regulation. Foreign policy. These are not only the issues of the moment – they’re the issues that will determine our children’s future.  And as someone who has had the privilege of serving with the bravest men and women on this planet, I care deeply about how we treat our returning veterans and how we resolve our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I feel strongly about these issues. However, my first responsibilities are here in Delaware. I have a duty to fulfill as Attorney General – and the immediate need to focus on a case of great consequence. And that is what I must do. Therefore I cannot and will not run for the United States Senate in 2010. I will run for reelection as Attorney General.

One of the primary reasons I ran for Attorney General was to protect the most vulnerable among us: children. As the father of two young children, I can think of no worse crime than those committed by child predators. It is why one of my first actions and top priorities as Attorney General was the creation of the Child Predator Task Force.

The idea that any child can be a victim of abuse is horrific. The fact that it has engulfed an entire community is unspeakable. The pain and trauma suffered by the children, their parents, and the families, can’t be measured. But justice can be done. And I am determined to see that it is.

I have a job to finish. And that’s what I must do.

Thank you for all your support,

Beau Biden

I called it Dog and you staunchly wouldn’t believe me. It’s getting ugly for your Party.

Merlin

The Dog gives Merlin props….he called it…..
The seat is now up for grabs…..Castle could certaimnly be the front runner there…..Ted Kaufman ‘s chances are?….anyways…we’ll see how things shake out…..but this is certainly good news for the Republicans…no doubt…..
Update:……Kaufman ( The caretaker of VP Biden’s senate seat ) is sticking to his Retirement Plans….

http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2010/01/kaufman-sticking-to-retirement.html

Update #2 ( Merlin )……..In place of Kaufman…….Carney and Denn, but I doubt either will run. I think Coons might run.

Here’s is the Wiki Page of Coons:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Coons

Update#3.…….Lt. Governor Matt Denn (R) will not run.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/77825-denn-wont-take-beaus-place

January 25, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , | 13 Comments

Merlin on Deleware's Senate seat……and Beau Biden…

Hi Dog!

Republicans potentially have catched a MAJOR Break in the Vice-Presidents Home State of Delaware. VP Joe Biden confirms to the Delaware Online.com that his Son doesn’t want to be a Candidate for his old U.S. Senate Seat. An official Announcement could possibly made in the next week.

Conversation with VP Joe Biden:

Spontaneously, he turned to the possible Delaware senatorial campaign of his son Beau.

Biden: “If you run into Beau, talk him into running; he respects you.”

Me: “I don’t think he wants to run, though.”

Biden: “I don’t think he does either. I know he doesn’t want to. … I’m so proud of the job he’s done [as attorney general].”

Me: “Would you campaign for him [against Republican Mike Castle]?”

Biden: “Hell, yes. I told him I’d give him my sixth-born grandchild.”

I doubt Beau Biden “respects” me, but it was quite startling to hear the vice president confirm what many Democrats fear — that Beau does not want to be the candidate.

Merlin

The Dog and Merlin have gone back and forth about this one…….Merlin predicting that The Vice President’s son might not run….The Dog thinking that he would…….The Dog, with the reasoning that the seat would be his, for the taking…..But there has been no news forthcoming from Beau Biden, the state’s Attorney General, and Army Reserve JAG officer……Merlin now reports the above…..and you can feel the disappointment from Joe Biden……His son’s life is his own…..with a family and the memory of his father’s own political life….the prosepect of the Senate seat may just not be there…..who know’s?…..

If he does not run…this one moves to the lean GOP column with Castle right now…..Things could change in the future……

Merlin seems to be right again on this one…..

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 6 Comments

Merlin on Deleware’s Senate seat……and Beau Biden…

Hi Dog!

Republicans potentially have catched a MAJOR Break in the Vice-Presidents Home State of Delaware. VP Joe Biden confirms to the Delaware Online.com that his Son doesn’t want to be a Candidate for his old U.S. Senate Seat. An official Announcement could possibly made in the next week.

Conversation with VP Joe Biden:

Spontaneously, he turned to the possible Delaware senatorial campaign of his son Beau.

Biden: “If you run into Beau, talk him into running; he respects you.”

Me: “I don’t think he wants to run, though.”

Biden: “I don’t think he does either. I know he doesn’t want to. … I’m so proud of the job he’s done [as attorney general].”

Me: “Would you campaign for him [against Republican Mike Castle]?”

Biden: “Hell, yes. I told him I’d give him my sixth-born grandchild.”

I doubt Beau Biden “respects” me, but it was quite startling to hear the vice president confirm what many Democrats fear — that Beau does not want to be the candidate.

Merlin

The Dog and Merlin have gone back and forth about this one…….Merlin predicting that The Vice President’s son might not run….The Dog thinking that he would…….The Dog, with the reasoning that the seat would be his, for the taking…..But there has been no news forthcoming from Beau Biden, the state’s Attorney General, and Army Reserve JAG officer……Merlin now reports the above…..and you can feel the disappointment from Joe Biden……His son’s life is his own…..with a family and the memory of his father’s own political life….the prosepect of the Senate seat may just not be there…..who know’s?…..

If he does not run…this one moves to the lean GOP column with Castle right now…..Things could change in the future……

Merlin seems to be right again on this one…..

January 24, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 6 Comments