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  Rep. Castle: Murkowski warned me to 'be careful' after primary
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Sep 12, 2010 05:30pm
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AuthorShane D'Aprile
News DateSunday, September 12, 2010 05:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWILMINGTON, Del. -- If there was a lesson to be learned in the wake of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Rep. Mike Castle's (R-Del.) campaign appears to have learned it.

Campaigning in Wilmington ahead of Tuesday's primary where Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell is riding some last-minute momentum courtesy of endorsements from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), the longtime congressman told The Hill he's taking nothing for granted.

Castle said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) phoned him after her stunning primary loss at the hands of Tea Party-backed Joe Miller with a warning.

"She told me to be careful, because [The Tea Party Express] will come at me with everything they've got," Castle recounted. "They're certainly not above misrepresentation."

Castle said while he took Murkowski's warning to heart, he was already taking the primary challenge from O'Donnell seriously.
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