[William Roth] also collapsed this month off-camera at a public event that was attended by a number of Delaware politicians. According to Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., a Delaware Democrat who was on hand, Roth had to be stretched out until he regained consciousness. That collapse received little news coverage, but the senator's latest swoon in the posh hotel was seen on local TV and reported in the state's newspapers.
A number of prominent Democrats, ranging from the Senate minority leader, Tom Daschle of South Dakota, to the colorful former governor of Texas, Ann Richards, have paraded through the state to lend [Tom Carper] support. The national party is trying to maximize the turnout for Carper even as some black Democrats in Delaware are expressing little enthusiasm for the candidate because of their perception that Carper's centrist policies have done little for the state's underclass.
Although Roth started the campaign with a 2-to-1 spending advantage, Carper husbanded his resources and went into the final month with more than $1 million in the bank. It gives Carper the ability to match Roth commercial for commercial in the closing days, Carper's aides say.