I am hearing from a credible source that Castle’s odds of mounting a write-in campaign are as high as 50-50. They believe they can win, and lots of anecdotal evidence that I can share tells me this: most independents and even many Democrats are very unhappy with the choice between O’Donnell and Coons.Under the plan being considered, Castle would announce his decision to run as a write-in candidate, and promise to caucus with Senate Republicans if elected. Senate Republicans, however, don't seem too keen on Castle's plan:
"I'm against it," said John Cornyn (R-Texas) when asked if he would support Castle as a write-in. "We're supporting the nominee.""Write-ins are long-shots," Cornyn told the Huffington Post at the Capitol Thursday, "As a chairman of a party committee it's our responsibility to support the nominee -- the choice of the primary voters -- and that's what we're going to do."Cornyn, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, was not the only Republican leader to denounce the idea."Well the position of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee is that when voters of the state have nominated a Republican nominee that's the person we support," said Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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