Two THREE brewing upsets to report: In the 9th RD Rebecca Walker
could knock off a distracted Dick Cathcart. Cathcart is a beige nothing who made the papers this year only because he messed up and got his employer, DSU, in hot water. Let's face it, if you are the guy who makes DSU seem anti-black you've got problems. Meanwhile, Walker has a resume and work ethic that makes hummingbirds look lazy. Add to that the fact that the 9th went for Kerry over Bush and straight-ticket-voting-north-eastern-liberals like me have been streaming into the district for the past 4 years - this could be a shocker to people who are not paying attention. Eric Levin in the 11th RD
looks poised to upset incumbent Greg Lavell who appears to running scared. The 11th went for Kerry by 54% and Lavell was unopposed. Maybe that explains why he cavalierly okayed a redistricting plan that put even more Dems into his district. Now, Lavell clearly feels the heat and has decided to respond by running the dirtiest campaign of the season. Based entirely on push-polling, Lavell's Rovian campaign has long-time district residents up in arms and is an embarrassment to the Delaware GOP trying to distance itself from its failed national brand. This race was Lavell's to lose and he seems to be losing it.John Feroce in the 14th Senate District
might have a slim chance to knock off Jim Vaughn. Dixiecrat Vaughn's impressive old school machine trounced Mark Scheafer last time out without Vaughn lifting a finger. Some of that outcome might be chalked up to a general dislike of the mayor of crazy-town, but most of it belonged to Vaughn. Now it is not so clear that the antiquated Vaughn machine can make it to the finish line. Feroce is for real and benefits somewhat from the influx of new residents who might favor a more energetic representation. In a photo finish, Allsopp probably spoils this one for the "R's".