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Politicalwire Quickies….Coons, Dem support on Bush Tax, Hoffman loses again, Malloy, and Fenty, DC’s Mayor is out…

Yesterday was a BIG Primary story……

But Life goes on….

Here’s some bouncing around from Politicalwire….

Coons Begins With Big Lead in Delaware

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Delaware shows Chris Coons (D) begins with a solid lead over Christine O’Donnell (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 50% to 34%.

If Rep. Mike Castle (R) were the GOP nominee, he would have led Coons by a 45% to 35% margin.

Voters Support Democrats on Tax Cuts

A new Democracy Corps survey shows Democrats holding the popular position, 55% to 38%, in the debate on extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone earning less than $250,000 but letting them lapse for the wealthiest Americans.

While the GOP edge in the generic congressional ballot is seven points in the survey, the lead is cut to just five points after those surveyed understand the Republican position on tax cuts.

Hoffman Trails in NY-23 Primary

Political newcomer Matt Doheny (R) “clung to a narrow lead this morning of more than 600 votes over Doug Hoffman (R) in a tightly-contested Republican primary for the 23rd Congressional District seat,” the Syracuse Post-Standard reports.

No matter what happens, Hoffman will still have the Conservative Party line in the November election. If Doheny wins, it would set up another three-way race for the 23rd District seat, now held by Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY).

Malloy Leads in Connecticut

A new Quinnipiac poll in Connecticut finds Dan Malloy (D) leads Tom Foley (R) among likely voters in the race for governor, 50% to 41%.

Fenty Loses Big in Washington, D.C.

After being elected Washington, D.C. mayor four years ago, Adrian Fenty lost his primary decisively to Vincent Gray last night.

Washington Post: “How Fenty came to squander that success and the goodwill that catapulted him to office is the story of a mayor who misread an electorate he was sure he knew better than anyone, who ignored advisers’ early warnings that key constituencies were abandoning him, who shut out confidantes who told him what he did not want to hear and who began to listen only when the race was all but lost.”

Merlin on the Deleware Senate race……

Hello Dog!

I just received BREAKING NEWS out of Delaware. The Blog “Delaware Liberal” reports that New Castle County Executive Christopher A. Coons (D-DE) will be running for U.S. Senate against Republican Michael N. Castle (R-DE)

Coons announced at a “State of the Union” Watch Party this week.

My guess is that a formal Announcement will be coming the upcoming week.