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Castle slams Biden in run for Senate seat, sez early poll

May 19, 2009

NINE-TERM INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN REP. MIKE CASTLE would win election to the junior Senate seat over Democratic Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, according to an April 30 poll. Susquehanna Polling and Research is a Harrisburg-based public opinion firm that conducted the poll.

The poll, which has a 4 percent margin of error, indicates Castle would trounce Biden, 55 to 34 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Castle, who attended a Friday, May 8, volunteer awards recognition banquet, said he was undecided if he will run for the 2010 Senate seat held by Sen. Ted Kaufman, who has agreed with Democratic Party officials to hold the seat.

“I’m not giving you the run-around, I’m just not sure yet,” said Castle.

Castle, 70, is a popular Republican who has historically won by large margins, garnering 72 percent of the vote in 2002.

In 2006, Castle suffered a minor stroke and still was reelected to the at-large seat when he ran against Democrat Dennis Spivak, winning 57-39 percent.

In April, former Lt. Gov. John Carney, who lost the Democratic primary to Gov. Jack Markell, filed to run for the junior Senate seat.