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Saturday, September 23, 2006


Castle Hospitalized

Congressman Mike Castle hospitalized

Patrick Jackson, The News Journal

Posted Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 4:39 pm
Rep. Mike Castle was taken to the hospital this morning after officials working for him said he fell ill at his beach house in Rehoboth.

“He was taken ill at his beach house this morning and went to Beebee Medical Center to get checked,” said Elizabeth Wenk, Castle’s spokesperson. “From Beebe he was transferred to Christiana [Hospital] where he is undergoing tests.”

No other information was available at the time.

Castle, 67, is seeking an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a former state legislator, lieutenant governor and governor of Delaware.

The 67-year-old Republican was first elected to the house in 1992 and is currently in a 4-way race for re-election.

Contact Patrick Jackson at 678-4274 or

Posted: Sept. 23, 2006


By Celia Cohen
Grapevine Political Writer

U.S. Rep. Michael N. Castle was undergoing medical tests Saturday evening at Christiana Hospital near Stanton after feeling sick in the morning, his deputy chief of staff said.

Castle, a Republican up for election this year, was at his beach house in Dewey Beach with his wife Jane. He first went to Beebe Medical Center in Lewes and then was helicoptered upstate.

His office was releasing little information beyond a one-sentence statement shortly after 4 p.m. from Elizabeth B. Wenk, the deputy chief of staff. It said: "Rep. Castle woke up feeling ill, was taken to Beebe Medical Center and transferred to Christiana Care, where he remains under observation."

Castle had put in a full week, beginning last Saturday when he held a fund raiser at the DuPont Country Club in Rockland with House Majority Leader John A. Boehner and then was in Washington for the congressional session.

Castle, 67, of Wilmington, has held statewide office for 25 years as a one-term lieutenant governor, two-term governor and seven-term congressman. He is being challenged by Democrat Dennis Spivack and two minor-party candidates.

huh, reminding me of the Roth fall - straight backward to the floor and a lost election.

Hope he didn't get the queasies by reading too much of Jason Scott before bedtime.
FSP has updated that it is reportedly a stroke for Castle. My prayers are with him and his family for a swift and complete recovery.
No stroke. Bad info. He's fine.
Jason hasn't updated, but I just checked DE online at 8:26, they had posted a story at 8:13 that Castle did indeed have a small stroke. I'm happy that he will most likely recover completely, but I think it might be time for him to retire--the article says that he can return to full campaign mode, but I have a close friend who is an OT who works with Stroke patients every day and he says it's not ideal and leaves him at risk for another, much larger, stroke (especially in the area the stroke was in...)

But it is good news that he's going to recover.
My dad suffered from that syndrome of increasingly more debilitating strokes with the smaller TAs accumulating in between.
Castle should probably retire.
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