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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Wilmington-area developer Joseph M. Capano, whose family was embroiled in the notorious killing of a governor's secretary by his brother Thomas, has died.

Brother-in-law Lee Ramunno said Capano died of an apparent heart attack at his home Monday. He was 62.

Capano was one of four sons of the late developer Louis Capano.

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Christine O’Donnell will not be running for U.S. Senate in 2014.

She sent her announcement out to supporters in an email.

The Tea Party favor upset congressman Mike Castles bid for Delaware’s senate seat vacated by Vice President Joe Biden in the republican primary only to lose to Democrat Chris Coons in the general election of 2010.

WBOC reports that neither the Democratic state party nor Coons’ campaign would comment on “a non-announcement.”

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With speculation rising about another match up with Senator Chris Coons Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell sought to tamp down speculation that she will make another bid next year.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that O’Donnell tweeted, “To be clear a 2014 Senate run isn’t even on my radar!”

At a special Republican Party Convention last Saturday O’Donnell said she did not know when she might make a decision about a campaign next year.

In September she did say that she owed it to her supporters to consider another run.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Former governor and congressman Mike Castle is joining the Delaware State University board of trustees.

Gov. Jack Markell appointed Castle to the board on Thursday.

Castle will serve a six-year term on the board. He succeeds Dr. Calvin Wilson, whose term expired last August.

During 40 years in public office, Castle served a number of elected positions. He served two terms as governor and nine as congressman.

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Is the Republican Party moving away from its more traditional conservative roots? Former Delaware Congressman Mike Castle, who lost a senate primary to Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell, is considered a moderate in his party. When Delmarva Public Radio caught up with him at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, he clearly indicated that he had disagreements with some of the new policy shifts within the GOP.

Failed Senate Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell won her legal battle against a former political aide.

Jonathon Moseley had claimed she owed him $20-thousand for work on her campaign and political action committee in 2008 and 2010.

But the Court of Common Pleas Judge Andrea Rocanelli ruled that the invoices submitted by Moseley were unreliable.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that O’Donnell immediately lashed out at – what she called – her political enemies who sought to punish her with false claims because – in her words – she shattered the status quo.