Politics & Policy

Castle Won’t Run as Write-In Candidate

Last night, Rep. Mike Castle announced that he would not be running as a write-in senate candidate. “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,” he said in his statement according to Politico.

Although there had been speculation that a Castle write-in candidacy could split the vote three ways, a Rasmussen poll released Monday showed Castle winning only 5 percent of the vote — and drawing voters  primarily from Democratic senate candidate Chris Coons.

In his statement, Castle did not endorse Republican senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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