In light of the still-developing Murkowski/Miller Alaskan stunner, the Beltway media has begun highlighting another Senate primary pitting an established moderate Republican against an insurgent conservative who has little perceived chance of winning.
In Delaware, nine-term Republican Congressman and former Governor Mike Castle is expected to win the GOP primary on September 14 and cruise to victory over Democrat Chris Coons in November. But conservative challenger Christine O'Donnell stands in his path. O'Donnell has attracted some national attention, making the rounds at grassroots events like AFP's Right Online and earning endorsements from prominent movement figures like Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin and Erick Erickson.
O'Donnell's support is hardly unanimous on the Right. Other conservative bloggers, such as Fred Bauer, express alarm at the prospect of an O'Donnell upset, arguing that Delaware's electorate wouldn't be as accommodating to a farther right Republican nominee as Alaskans appear to be:
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