WASHINGTON Nov 2 Democrat Christopher Coons
won the U.S. Senate race in Delaware on Tuesday, the NBC and
CNN TV networks projected, beating out Republican and Tea Party
favorite Christine O'Donnell and keeping for Democrats a seat
once held by Vice President Joe Biden.
O'Donnell's loss came after tepid support among Republicans
and questions about her background and campaign tactics, which
included a widely-criticized television advertisement in which
she denied being a witch.
Democrats had worried about losing the seat, particularly
in elections where they expect to lose ground in the Senate and
House of Representatives. Coons was given active campaign
backing by Biden and President Barack Obama.
(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky; Editing by Frances Kerry)