September 15, 2010 |
The insurgent "tea party" movement vanquished the Republican Party establishment Tuesday as an underdog candidate for U.S. Senate in Delaware won a primary that had become a national proxy war for the heart of the GOP. Conservative activist Christine O'Donnell, a perennial candidate with no experience in elective office, defeated longtime Rep. Michael N. Castle — a dramatic finale to a primary season dominated by the small-government movement's...
November 2, 2010 |
After a campaign that became a political spectacle, Chris Coons has defeated "tea party" favorite Christine O'Donnell, retaining for Democrats the Delaware Senate seat once held for more than 36 years by Vice President Joe Biden. Christine O'Donnell's 15 minutes of political fame actually lasted roughly 50 days. It was seven weeks ago that she shocked the political world by defeating nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle, also the state's former governor, in the Republican primary. That race was influenced, like several others this year, by outside groups such as the Tea Party Express and a late endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
October 15, 2010 |
Campaigning in his vice president's home state, President Obama today said that of all the tough decisions he's made in the past two years, "the single best" was tapping Joe Biden as his running mate. "Joe has been an extraordinary vice president, a great friend, a fighter -- someone who knows what our core mission is," Obama said. "I know that me taking him out of Delaware for a while was frustrating. But I assure you it was worth it, at least for me. " The comment may have simply been a case of the president currying favor with his audience, as he campaigned with Biden in Wilmington for the man seeking to fill Biden's former Senate seat, Democrat Chris Coons.
October 14, 2010 |
"Tea party"-backed Republican Christine O'Donnell went on the offensive Wednesday in Delaware's first Senate debate, accusing rival Chris Coons of being a "rubber stamp" for Democrats, as he tried to stick to points of policy. The campaign so far has largely focused on O'Donnell, who became an instant national figure after her surprise primary triumph over a moderate and disclosures about her conservative religious views that some have painted as extreme. Her debut campaign ad sought to address her past statements that she had dabbled in the black arts in high school.
September 17, 2010 |
Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the Republican candidate running for his old Senate seat in Delaware would take Congress back to an era of GOP control "on steroids," telling Democratic volunteers that the race is not a slam dunk for their candidate and to campaign "as serious as you possibly can. " Without naming upstart "tea party" candidate Christine O'Donnell directly, Biden told volunteers in his home state to expect a rough-and-tumble final...
November 2, 2010 |
Marco Rubio, a "tea party" movement favorite, was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, easily winning a three-way race that included Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party. The victory means a conservative will take over the Senate seat now held by a more moderate Republican. The Senate's division between the major parties won't change, but the GOP will continue its move to the right. Democrat Kendrick Meek, who ran third, waged what has been a traditional Democratic campaign in this midterm cycle, backing the Obama administration's efforts on economic stimulus, healthcare insurance overhaul and Wall Street regulation.
January 11, 1989
Eric Ekdahl, the state's leading scorer last season at Mission Viejo High School, heads the list of selections for the Orange County chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame scholar-athletes. Ekdahl scored 25 touchdowns, kicked 7 field goals and was successful on 41 conversion kicks to total 212 points. He came within 28 points of matching Mickey Cureton's Southern Section mark of 240 points set in 1966 at Centennial.
September 15, 2010 |
After initially expressing concerns about the strength of her candidacy, national Republicans offered symbolic support to Christine O'Donnell the morning after her surprising victory in the Delaware Republican Senate primary. "Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee's chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O'Donnell in Delaware," Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said in a statement Wednesday morning.
November 12, 1988 |
Estancia High School closed out Sea View League play Friday night with a 13-10 victory over Saddleback before a crowd of 1,400 at Orange Coast College. The playoff-bound Eagles finished the season with a 7-2-1 overall record and a 2-2-1 mark in league play. Saddleback, also headed to the Division VI playoffs, ended at 3-6-1 and 2-2-1 . A pass interception with 5:04 left by defensive back Oliver Wright on his team's 42-yard line clinched the win for Estancia.
November 30, 1988
Linebacker John Katosvich of Corona del Mar High School was named the Sea View League's defensive player of the year in a vote of the league's coaches. Katosvich led the Sea Kings' defensive, which had four shutouts during the regular season. Corona del Mar won the league title. Running back/kicker Jim Roberson of University was named the offensive player of the year and Dain Mangnall of Newport Harbor was named the lineman of the year.