Michael Newbold "Mike" Castle ( born July 2, 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Republican Party, is recognized as a leading figure in the liberal wing.
Castle attended the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, where he made his degree in 1957. In 1961, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hamilton College in Clinton (New York), 1964, the LL.B. at the Law School of Georgetown University in Washington. He then worked as a private lawyer before he General of Delaware held his first public office as Deputy Attorney 1965-1966.
From 1967 to 1977 Castle was then a member of the State Parliament of Delaware ( Delaware General Assembly), first from 1967 to 1973 as an elected representative in the House of Representatives, then from 1973 to 1977 which he of a member of the Senate, in the wake of his office as Lieutenant Governor 1981 to 1985 presided as President of the Senate.
Castle from 1985 to 1992 on two-term governor of the state, but resigned at the end of 1992 back to run for the House of Representatives of the United States. He sat down with 56 percent of the vote against Democrat Janet C. Rzewnicki through and pulled on 3 January 1993, in the Congress, where he has since been the single seat in parliament Delaware holds; subsequently he was always re-elected with a clear majority. Castle was committee member of the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives.
Prior to the 2010 Senate elections Castle announced his candidacy for the seat of not re antretenden Democrats Ted Kaufman. He has long been regarded both as a favorite for the Republican nomination as well as on the actual election victory against the Democratic candidate Chris Coons. However, in the final weeks before the primary, he lost his party against the much more conservative and supported by the Tea Party movement Christine O'Donnell on the floor and this ultimately defeated with 47:53 percent of the vote, which his first defeat for a candidate meant for political office. To his mandate be applied for the former Democratic Lieutenant Governor of Delaware, John C. Carney, and for the Republicans the businessman Glen Urquhart. Carney defeated Al and followed on January 3, 2011 Castle.