The Source For News On Capitol Hill Since 1955

Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

Sorry, you are using an old browser that can't display this interactive. Install the free Google Chrome Frame plug-in for Internet Explorer, or use a modern browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or a mobile device, such as an iPad, to view this page.

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


Biography
District: At Large
Political Highlights: Del. House, 1967-69; Del. Senate, 1969-77; lieutenant governor, 1981-85; governor, 1985-93; U.S. House, 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)
Committee Assignments: Education & Labor (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education - Ranking Member; Higher Education, Lifelong Learning & Competitiveness); Financial Services (Capital Markets, Insurance & GSEs; Domestic Monetary Policy & Technology - Deputy Ranking Member; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
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

27th

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

Rep. Michael N. Castle has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











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.