Ruh-Roh… Coons Camp Blasts Out Midday Email Expressing Turnout Worries
Ruh-Roh…. This wasn’t supposed to happen. Chris Coons shot out an email to supporters today begging them to get out to the polls.
Most polls have predicted that the closely watched Delaware Senate race between Democrat Chris Coons and Republican tea-party favorite Christine O’Donnell was going to be anything but close. One poll last week had Mr. Coons up by 10 points, while all the others gave him a far more comfortable margin.
But Democrats in Delaware remain skittish.
In a noon email alert to supporters, Coons campaign manager Christy Gleason said close monitoring of voter turnout in the state’s 41 representative districts showed “lower turnout in New Castle and Kent counties than we’re comfortable with.”
To win, Mr. Coons will have to get heavy support from Democrats and independents in New Castle, the state’s most populous county. In the primary, Ms. O’Donnell drew heavy support from the state’s other two counties, Kent and Sussex, which skew more to the right.
Oh brother… Delaware democrats are whining about intimidation by O’Donnell supporters.