O'Donnell's Tea Party Win Stuns Delaware GOP, Thrills Democrats

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GOP support for O'Donnell is doubtful not only because of questions about her appeal to the general electorate and her finances, but because of the harsh words leveled at Castle during the primary.

Besides casting him as a liberal, O'Donnell, 41, and her supporters suggested that the 71-year-old Castle is so frail that he might die before finishing his Senate term, that he might switch parties and become a Democrat, and that he was cheating on his wife with a man.

"This has not been at all pleasant, this particular campaign," Castle said.

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