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More on Delaware (and did I mention Chris Coons is a liar?)

Witchcraft and masturbation notwithstanding, the 2010 Senate race in Delaware is about much more important things.

Take it away, Stacy McCain:

[T]he issues in Delaware are even more starkly defined between Chris Coons and O’Donnell than they were in the GOP primary. A vote for Coons is emphatically an endorsement of the policies of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. A vote for O’Donnell is a rejection of those policies.

Every indicator of electoral sentiment currently suggests that voters are prepared to deliver one of the loudest “no” votes in American political history. Therefore, it behooves Democrats to make the mid-term election a vote about something — anything — other than the Democratic Party’s policies.

Indeed.

And then there’s this–Coons is a tax and spend liberal.  That is to say, he loves raising taxes:

Coons, 47, is the top executive of New Castle County, home to a majority of Delaware’s population. From a Republican perspective, there’s one really important thing to know about his time in office: In 2004, when Coons first ran for the job, he promised not to raise taxes. Since then he has raised taxes not once, not twice, but three times.

Coons inherited a surplus. Celebrating victory on election night in 2004, he said his “top priority would be to continue balancing the budget without increasing property taxes,” according to an account in the local News Journal. Yet in 2006, he pushed through a 5 percent increase in property taxes. In 2007, he raised property taxes 17.5 percent. In 2009, he raised them another 25 percent.

Coons wanted to raise other taxes, too. He proposed a hotel tax, a tax on paramedic services, even a tax on people who call 911 from cell phones.

So there you have it.  This is a race between conservatism and liberalism.  Plain and simple.  And since the ruinous policies of liberalism have clearly been on display since January 20, 2009 2007, voters in Delaware (and throughout the country) have a clear choice.

And have I mentioned that Chris Coons is a liar?

UPDATE. Via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, this:

Since upsetting party-backed Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in Delaware’s GOP Senate primary Tuesday, Christine O’Donnell has raised nearly $2 million online.

A source with knowledge of the campaign’s online fundraising operation said that not only is the money is coming in as fast as it did for Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) ahead of his special election, but that O’Donnell’s raising money online at a pace that’s two to three times faster than Sharron Angle in Nevada after her win in the primary.

A week before his special election with Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, Brown raised $1.3 million online in a single day with some 16,000 individual donors.

Being that O’Donnell is the true anti-establishment candidate in Delaware and, given that she’s raised a boatload of cash over the past week and, that Coons is a tax and spend liberal, how long before the O’Donnell campaign switches to offense and make this campaign NOT about masturbation and witchcraft?

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