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2:50 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.
Dan Amira / New York Magazine:
GOP's Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O'Donnell Not a Big Fan of Evolution  —  Christine O'Donnell won't have to lie about this Senate race.  She won the Republican nomination for the Senate in Delaware fair and square, against a much more experienced, much more moderate, much more respected opponent …
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.
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
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Rove bashes O'Donnell; O'Donnell supporter at victory party strikes back; NRSC cuts and runs; Soros Republican Castle won't back O'Donnell; Update:NRSC flip flops, Rush Limbaugh weighs in: “Balls to the wall”  —  Scroll for updates...  I just finished watching Karl Rove trashing GOP Senate primary winner Christine O'Donnell.
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Republicans Reap The Whirlwind  —  The conservative movement has spent the last 20 months sowing hysteria about President Obama's agenda.  The most respectable Republicans call the president a socialist, a radical, a threat to freedom.  The less respectable Republicans, many of them highly influential …
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.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Soul-searching time: a GOP torn  —  Christine O'Donnell's surprise victory in the Delaware Senate GOP primary Tuesday left Republicans in conflict, senior party officials openly fretting that the Senate is now out of reach and Democrats overjoyed that the opposition has handed them a late …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
NRSC backs O'Donnell, donates $42,000  —  The NRSC backed Rep. Mike Castle and opposed Christine O'Donnell in the lead-up to Delaware's GOP primary.  —  The Senate Republican campaign arm on Wednesday pledged to support Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party favorite who shocked …
RushLimbaugh.com:
The Limbaugh Rule: Vote for Most Conservative Candidate in Primary  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  Well, the big election in Delaware today is bringing out people on both sides, on the Republican side, on both sides of this.  It is most unfortunate what is going on because in my mind, you know …
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel and Power Line
First Read / msnbc.com:
First thoughts: The purge inside the GOP
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and GOP 12
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Christine O'Donnell upsets Mike Castle in Delaware Senate primary
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Boehner: Angry voters will turn attention to Dems come November
Discussion: CNN, The Note and The Politico
Scott Keyes / Think Progress:
O'Donnell So Fervently Pro-Truth That She Wouldn't Lie To Nazis Asking …
Patrik Jonsson / Christian Science Monitor:
‘Tea party’ is polarizing, but has many ‘closet admirers,’ poll finds
Discussion: Fox News and Politics Daily
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
DE Sen: GOP Deserts Primary Victor O'Donnell, Democrat Coons Takes Big Lead
Discussion: CNN, TalkLeft and Weigel
New York Times:
Paladino Rout of Lazio Jolts New York G.O.P.  —  Carl P. Paladino, a Buffalo multimillionaire who jolted the Republican Party with his bluster and belligerence, rode a wave of disgust with Albany to the nomination for governor of New York on Tuesday, toppling Rick A. Lazio …
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   THE CRAZINESS SPREADS TO NEW YORK'S GOP.... No matter …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Bad day for Andrew Cuomo
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Good Primary Season for the GOP
Discussion: National Review
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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Ezra Klein:
Putting the $3.9 trillion extension of the Bush tax cuts in context
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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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Washington Post:
Vincent Gray wins D.C. mayor's race over Adrian Fenty
Seyward Darby / The New Republic:
What Will Happen to D.C. Schools If Michelle Rhee Leaves?
NY Daily News:
Koran burner Derek Fenton fired from his job at NJ Transit  —  A radical who burned pages from the Koran outside a planned mosque near Ground Zero was fired from his job at NJ Transit, sources and authorities confirmed.  —  Derek Fenton, an 11-year employee at NJ Transit, was fired Monday …
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   Waiting For The ACLU  —  Derek Fenton, a NJ Transit worker …
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 and TPMDC
 
 
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