In comments at a Virginia Beach Republican breakfast this past Saturday, Allen indicated he isn't optimistic that the majority Party in the Senate will change this November. He seems to allow that the victories of the tea party favorites in Delaware and Nevada have diminished the chance for a Republican majority and may have allowed the Democrats the Senate votes to act during a lame duck session.
Without Castle as the candidate, he expressed Delaware is probably lost. Had Castle been the candidate, he would likely have won and another Republican would have been seated immediately, under Delaware law. The two other seats that will be filled immediately are Illinois and West Virginia.