Reid: Coons, ‘my pet,’ will win
By J. Taylor Rushing|The Hill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday predicted to The Hill that Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons will safely win the Nov. 2 general election against GOP nominee Christine O’Donnell.
Reid talked up the New Castle County executive following a memorial ceremony on the Capitol’s east steps to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. O’Donnell on Tuesday night won the GOP nomination to face Coons in November — a result that has split the national Republican Party.
But Reid said Coons would have won even if Rep. Mike Castle (R) had prevailed over O’Donnell.
“I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said.