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7:30 PM ET, September 15, 2010

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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Coons up big  —  Republicans more than likely cost themselves a Senate seat last night.  Chris Coons begins the general election in Delaware with a 50-34 lead over Christine O'Donnell.  Mike Castle would have led Coons by a 45-35 margin.  —  While O'Donnell may have ingratiated herself …
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Jillian Rayfield / TPMDC:
Christine O'Donnell's 1996 Anti-Masturbation Campaign On MTV's ‘Sex In The 90s’ (VIDEO)  —  Christine O'Donnell won the Republican nomination for senator in Delaware tonight, and Rachel Maddow wasted no time showing the footage she obtained of O'Donnell's 1996 appearance on MTV's “Sex In The 90s” TV show.
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Reid: Coons, ‘my pet,’ will win  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday predicted to The Hill that Democratic senatorial candidate Chris Coons will safely win the Nov. 2 general election against GOP nominee Christine O'Donnell.  —  Reid talked up the New Castle County …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney backs O'Donnell  —  Support for Christine O'Donnell appears to have emerged this morning as a kind of grassroots litmus test, and the Establishment is scrambling to pass it.  —  Mitt Romney just endorsed her, saying, “Now is the time for Republicans to rally behind their nominee, Christine O'Donnell.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Shane D'Aprile / Ballot Box:
Castle will not back O'Donnell  —  A Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) campaign source confirmed to The Hill late Tuesday that the longtime congressman will not be endorsing Christine O'Donnell.  —  The Tea Party-backed O'Donnell defeated Castle for Delaware's Republican Senate nomination.
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Christine O'Donnell on Rove's ‘Un-factual’ Remarks and ‘Republican Cannibalism’  —  The Republican nominee for the Delaware Senate seat fired back at Karl Rove today for what she called “un-factual” accusations about her record.  —  “Everything that he is saying is un-factual.
CNN:
TRENDING: Palin says Karl Rove should ‘buck up’  —  (CNN) - Sarah Palin has a message for former top Bush aide Karl Rove: “Buck up.”  —  Palin sent her message to Rove Wednesday on Fox News, after he expressed the doubt that Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell does not …
Discussion: The Politico
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Rachel Maddow Sexualizes Christine O'Donnell  —  Christine O'Donnell won the Delaware primary last night, and within minutes (literally) über liberal Rachel Maddow started running video and commentary on MSNBC about O'Donnell's views on masturbation.  —  The pretext for sexualizing O'Donnell …
Ryan J. Reilly / TPMMuckraker:
Christine O'Donnell: AIDS Gets Too Much Gov't Money, Condoms Wouldn't Stop It (VIDEO)  —  Long before Tea Party backed candidate Christine O'Donnell won the Republican primary in Delaware and became the GOP Senate nominee, the conservative firebrand was arguing that the government was spending …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Cornyn embraces O'Donnell  —  In a clear sign of the grassroots pressure on Republican leaders, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn just put out a statement embracing Christine O'Donnell — a dramatic contrast with his group's curt response last night — and writing her a big check.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Can We Calm Down About Delaware's Tea Party Already?
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Soul-searching time: a GOP torn
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
DeMint on GOP: 'I don't want the majority back if we don't believe anything'
RushLimbaugh.com:
The Limbaugh Rule: Vote for Most Conservative Candidate in Primary
Matt Welch / Hit & Run:
So What Did Christine O'Donnell Run On?
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Weigel and Ballot Box
Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Rove: O'Donnell 'believes she's going to win,' but must answer ‘troubling questions’
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and TPMDC
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:   Does she still believe masturbation is a sin?
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Exclusive: President Obama to This Week Name Elizabeth Warren to Special Advisory Role to White House/Treasury Dept to Form New Consumer Agency  —  President Obama will announce this week that Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law School professor who first proposed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau …
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Tea Party Republican has big lead in Florida  —  (Reuters) - Republican candidate Marco Rubio has opened a clear lead in a Florida Senate race, becoming the latest Tea Party favorite to benefit from voter anger at Washington, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Wednesday.
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Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Why Mike Castle Lost  —  Mike Castle might have been a wonderful general election candidate in the Delaware Senate race.  But he ran a terrible campaign in the Republican primary, which is why he lost to Christine O'Donnell, a Tea Party favorite.  —  Castle, Delaware's lone congressman, came up short in four separate ways.
First Read / msnbc.com:
First thoughts: The purge inside the GOP
Discussion: GOP 12 and Outside the Beltway
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Senate Republicans unveil a plan to make Bush tax cuts permanent  —  Even as they hammer Democrats for running up record budget deficits, Senate Republicans are rolling out a plan to permanently extend an array of expiring tax breaks that would deprive the Treasury of more than $4 trillion …
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Chris Good / The Atlantic Online:
Democratic Party Steals Logo From the Pizza Place Where I Used to Work  —  The Democratic Party unveiled a new logo this morning, and, seeing the new insignia for the first time today on the party's revamped website, I thought it looked familiar.  —  Not without reason.
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
An Epic End to the Primaries: What It Means
Mark D. Fefer / Seattle Weekly:
On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View  —  Her work won't be in Seattle Weekly anymore, or anywhere else.  —  You may have noticed that Molly Norris' comic is not in the paper this week.  That's because there is no more Molly.  —  The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Mediaite
John Distaso / UnionLeader.com:
Ayotte defeats Lamontagne in U.S. Senate primary  —  CONCORD - 1:18 p.m. The Secretary of State's office has just announced that Kelly Ayotte has won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate with 53,044 votes.  Ovide Lamontagne received 51,377 votes.  More to follow.  —  __
Discussion: Weekly Standard
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John Distaso / UnionLeader.com:
Ayotte defeats Lamontagne in U.S. Senate primary
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The War On The Right - And Obama  —  My thesis that the core rationale for the Obama presidency was a post-boomer pragmatism has been assailed lately as unrealistic, and responsible for Obama's apparent woes.  I can see how Maureen's critique does indeed make some psychological sense …
Washington Post:
How Adrian Fenty lost his reelection bid for D.C. mayor  —  One afternoon in late June, D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's political advisers invited their boss to a downtown conference room to report an unsettling development: Focus groups commissioned by the campaign were saying that Fenty's leadership style …
 
 
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