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Rep. Michael N. Castle and his wife, Jane, say they are "thinking about the next chapter of our lives" after he leaves Capitol Hill after serving nine terms.

    Castle rejects write-in Senate bid

    Rep. Michael N. Castle, stunned in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware last month by a "tea party"-backed rival, has announced that he will not stay in the race as a write-in candidate.

  • Rep. Michael N. Castle, a Republican candidate for Senate from Delaware, here with his wife, Jane, addresses supporters after his defeat in the primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Wilmington, Del. Mr. Castle lost to "tea-party" favorite Christine O'Donnell. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Castle won't run in Delaware

    Rep. Michael N. Castle said he will not pursue the state's U.S. Senate seat as a write-in candidate.

  • Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell addresses supporters during a Tea Party Express news conference in support of her election bid in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

    BLANKLEY: Sore losers' epitaph

    Entitlement reform has become a leading issue in this year's Republican primaries. I don't mean the kind of entitlement reform associated with Medicare or Social Security. I'm referring to the Republican Party's establishment figures and their exaggerated sense of political entitlement.

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Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell talks with family members in between television interviews Wednesday in Dover. Ms. O'Donnell defeated Rep. Michael N. Castle in Tuesday's primary. Mr. Castle said through a spokeswoman that he does not intend to support Ms. O'Donnell in the general election.

    Reluctant GOP sits down for 'tea party'

    As the electoral fog lifted after this week's primaries, the Republican Party on Wednesday began the awkward task of reaching out to "tea party"-backed winners they previously shunned.

  • Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell chats with voters in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday. Ms. O'Donnell took on nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo)

    'Tea party' favorite O'Donnell storms Castle in Delaware primary

    In one of the most stunning results of the midterm season, marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell, backed with endorsements from tea party activists and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, became the latest "outsider" candidate to knock off an establishment-backed Republican by defeating Rep. Michael N. Castle in Delaware's Senate primary.

  • Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell smiles while addressing supporters after winning the Republican nomination for Senate in Delaware, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, in Dover, Ms. O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

    O'Donnell gets GOP establishment backing

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed Christine O'Donnell's bid for Senate, one day after the "tea party" favorite defeated party establishment candidate Rep. Mike Castle in the GOP primary in Delaware.

  • Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell addresses supporters during a Tea Party Express news conference in support of her election bid in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

    'Tea party' hopes to stay hot

    The "tea party" movement is trying to add to its string of nationwide GOP primary upsets this election year by winning Tuesday in New Hampshire and Delaware, both crucial seats in the fight to control the Senate.

  • Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell addresses supporters during a Tea Party Express news conference in support of her election bid in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

    GOP tries to defeat 'tea party'-backed candidate

    Republican leaders, top strategists and even the Delaware state GOP chairman have taken the unusual step of openly working to defeat 'tea party' favorite Christine O'Donnell and ensure the nomination of their preferred candidate, nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle.

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