Representative Scott Rigell knows he’s a talker. He owns auto dealerships, where a knack for storytelling comes in handy. So when the Virginia Republican takes the floor at an Aug. 22 breakfast with constituents in Norfolk, he sets a timer to keep his inner salesman from carrying on too long.
Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Delaware, becoming the latest insurgent candidate to overcome opposition from party officials who expressed doubt about her chances of winning the seat in November.
Tea Party-backed Christine O’Donnell defeated a veteran lawmaker for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Delaware, an upset analysts said would increase Democrats’ chances of holding the seat and retaining control of the chamber in November.
By now, you’ve probably heard of Americans Elect, the political-reform group funded by a collection of Wall Street executives (some of whom remain anonymous) who hope to field a bipartisan presidential ticket in 2012.
It’s one thing for a political movement to nominate someone unconventional. It’s quite another to elect someone whom senior Republicans called “delusional,” a bit “nutty” and unelectable even as “ dog catcher .”
Michael Castle , a former U.S. congressman from Delaware who lost a Senate primary to Tea Party advocate Christine O’Donnell , joined law firm DLA Piper LLP ’s government affairs practice as a partner.