By Bryan Russo
In Maryland's District 38, Democrat Jim Mathias is trying to continue his climb up the political ladder and win a state Senate seat.
If he wins his primary today as expected, the former Ocean City mayor and current state delegate will face off against the same opponent he narrowly defeated in the 2006 delegate race: Republican Michael James.
Meanwhile in Delaware, all eyes are watching the battle to be the Republican contender for the U.S. Senate seat that Vice President Joe Biden vacated. Christine O'Donnell -- the self-proclaimed Sarah Palin of Delaware who has tea party backing -- is trying to beat the states longest tenured congressman and two time former governor, Mike Castle.