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Low turnout has Coons campaign on edge

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Democrat Chris Coons, up 10 points or more in pre-Election Day polls, is expected to easily defeat tea party phenomenon Christine O’Donnell today.

But a noon email alert from the Coons campaign indicates the Delaware Democrat isn’t taking anything for granted.

The campaign reported in the noon email to supporters that turnout New Castle and Kent counties is “lower … than we’re comfortable with.”

Castle is the former county executive of New Castle, and is counting on big numbers in his hometown of Wilmington to offset Republican O’Donnell’s support in the state’s other two less populated, more rural counties.

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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