Two very interesting developments out of Delaware. First, the National Rifle Association has jumped on board the Tea Party Express, endorsing Christine O'Donnell's surging campaign against Rep. Mike Castle:
NRA backs Tea Party candidate in Delaware
The National Rifle Association endorsed conservative commentator Christine O'Donnell Friday in Delaware's Republican Senate primary. The Tea Party-backed O'Donnell is looking to upset Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) on Tuesday...
...“Christine O’Donnell will be a strong voice in fighting ongoing efforts by anti-gun politicians to dismantle the Second Amendment,” chairman of the NRA's Political Victory Fund Chris Cox said in a statement. “We ask all Delaware gun-owners and hunters to vote for Christine O’Donnell in the U.S. Senate Republican primary on September 14th.”
The NRA's endorsement made no mention of Castle, but the longtime congressman earns an "F" from the gun lobby for his voting record.
Meanwhile, although Castle insists he will win the Republican nomination, he playing his cards close on whether he'd run as a third-party candidate if he loses the primary:
"If I were to lose in a Primary circumstance, I'm not sure I'd want to move forward. I'd have to give it thought. But, that's not what my plans or interests are."
Okay Congressman, I responded... Didn't you leave a little bit of wiggle-room?
Castle: "The wiggle-room is in that I just really haven't approached it. I'm confident in our polls. I'm confident in what the outcome of this will be."
We'll know the outcome soon enough: the primary is on Tuesday.