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Moderates See Castle Defeat as Part of Purge

CQ Politics

WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2010 | Kate Thompson ((202)225-3035)
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Rep. Michael N. Castle ’s upset loss in the Delaware Republican Senate primary Tuesday sent another shock wave through the party’s dwindling moderate ranks and had Democrats crowing that the Republican Party’s big tent had collapsed.
Rep. Michael N. Castle ’s upset loss in the Delaware Republican Senate primary Tuesday sent another shock wave through the party’s dwindling moderate ranks and had Democrats crowing that the Republican Party’s big tent had collapsed.

“It’s not enough to be a nice guy like Mike,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said. “I hope the message is to read the bills, be careful about the bills, and be careful about the damage you are doing to our economy before you vote.”