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September 15, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
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...
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NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
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.
NEWS
October 15, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
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.
NATIONAL
October 14, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
"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.
NEWS
September 17, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
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...
NEWS
May 9, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly on Monday announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, wagering that an internal fight among Republicans gives Democrats a prime pick-up opportunity. The seat is held by Richard Lugar, the Senate's most senior Republican. He has regularly won reelection with ease, but is facing a strong threat in the GOP primary from state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Publicly, Donnelly will say he is running without regard to the ultimate Republican nominee.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
September 15, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
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.
NEWS
September 21, 2010 | Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Days after canceling appearances on two Sunday talk shows, Christine O'Donnell will sit down with Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity, the network announced Tuesday. The appearance comes exactly a week after she defeated Rep. Mike Castle to claim the Republican nomination for Senate in Delaware — one of the biggest electoral upsets of the year. But her campaign is facing renewed scrutiny over her past, a televised attack from national Democrats, and discouraging poll numbers.
SPORTS
November 12, 1988 | VINCE AGUL
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.
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