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Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-Del.)

(Defeated for other office)

District: At Large
Political Highlights: Del. House, 1967-69; Del. Senate, 1969-77; lieutenant governor, 1981-85; governor, 1985-93; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2011
Born: July 2, 1939; Wilmington, Del.
Residence: Wilmington
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Jane Castle
Education: Hamilton College, B.A. 1961; Georgetown U., LL.B. 1964
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (9th term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education - Ranking Member; Higher Education & Workforce Training); Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Domestic Monetary Policy & Technology - Deputy Ranking Member; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)

Election History
2008generalMichael Castle (R) 235,43761.1
Karen Hartley-Nagle (D) 146,43438.0
Mark Parks (LIBERT) 3,5860.9
2006generalMichael Castle (R) 143,89757.2
Denni Spivack (D) 97,56538.8
Karen Hartley-Nagle (I) 5,7692.3
Michael Berg (GREEN) 4,4631.8
2004generalMichael Castle (R) 245,97869.1
Paul Donnelly (D) 105,71629.7
Maurice Barros (I) 2,3370.7
William Morris (LIBERT) 2,0140.6
2002generalMichael Castle (R) 164,60572.1
Micheal Miller (D) 61,01126.7
Brad Thomas (LIBERT) 2,7891.2
2000generalMichael Castle (R) 211,79767.6
Micheal Miller (D) 96,48830.8
James Webster (CNSTP) 2,4900.8
Brad Thomas (LIBERT) 2,3510.8
1998generalMichael Castle (R) 119,81166.4
Dennis Williams (D) 57,44631.8
James Webster (USTAX) 2,4111.3
Ben Bemis (NL) 8590.5
1996generalMichael Castle (R) 185,57669.5
Dennis Williams (D) 73,25327.5
George Jurgensen (LIBERT) 4,0001.5
Felicia Johnson (P) 3,0091.1
Robert Mattson (NL) 9870.4
1994generalMichael Castle (R) 137,96070.7
Carol DeSantis (D) 51,80326.6
Danny Beaver (LIBERT) 3,8692.0
Donald Hockmuth (ADEP) 1,4050.7
1992generalMichael Castle (R) 153,03755.4
S.B. Woo (D) 117,42642.5
Peggy Schmitt (LIBERT) 5,6612.1
Roll Call Vitals


Delaware is 27th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.