Delaware Republican Christine O Donnell says prayer could be boosting support for her Senate campaign. In an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network that aired online Monday, O Donnell also said that God is the reason she is running for Senate.
A new Rasmussen poll has Christine O'Donnell trailing Chris Coons by a 51-40 margin. This represents a significant improvement over polls that, prior to the O'Donnell-Coons debates, had O'Donnell behind by 16 to 21 points. However, Rasmussen's previous poll, taken three weeks ago, showed O'Donnell behind by 9 points.
Delaware Republican Mike Castle, who was upset by Christine O Donnell in the GOP Senate primary, won t be endorsing anyone in the race. Castle, a popular politician in his state, told CNN that because his primary fight was so "nasty" he does not want to get involved further in the race to win Vice President Joe Biden's old seat.
I watched most of tonight's Delaware Senate debate between Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell. Coons was articulate and polished, but O'Donnell was also articulate, and she was much sharper on the issues. In my view, she won the debate handily.
Republican Senate nominee Christine O Donnell of Delaware said in a 2006 debate that China was plotting to take over America and claimed to have classified information about the country that she couldn t divulge.
By the numbers alone, Delaware is a tough state for GOP candidates. Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 100,000 in a state with only 620,000 voters. The last time the state went for the Republican presidential candidate was 1988, and it hasn t sent a Republican senator to Washington since 1994.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said on Wednesday that insurgent Delaware candidate Christine O Donnell had the full backing of the RNC despite the GOP s best attempts to prevent her victory.
The NRSC, through Sen. Cornyn, has congratulated Christine O'Donnell and told her she will receive $42,000, the maximum allowable donation. This is a good decision for several reasons. First, O'Donnell is the Republican party's nominee for the Senate and, as such, deserves a showing of support. Second, it would be foolish to alienate the Tea Party movement by withholding a contribution of this modest magnitude.