September 7th, 2010
08:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Tea Party backs O'Donnell in Delaware Republican Senate primary

 The Tea Party Express is planning a news conference Tuesday in Delaware in support of Christine O'Donnell's bid for the U.S. Senate.
The Tea Party Express is planning a news conference Tuesday in Delaware in support of Christine O'Donnell's bid for the U.S. Senate.

(CNN) - With the momentum of Joe Miller's surprising win over Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican Senate primary, the Tea Party movement is setting its sights on Delaware.

The Tea Party Express on Tuesday announced its support for Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, outlining plans for an aggressive campaign effort in the days leading up to the Sept. 14 Republican primary.

The race pits O'Donnell against moderate U.S. Rep. Mike Castle, a two-term Delaware governor and a Congressman since 1993.

The group outlined plans to hold several events for the candidate over the next week, including a rally on the Delaware Capitol Mall Wednesday, and a radio-thon on WDEL that promises to have "big names" calling in to endorse O'Donnell.

The latest effort comes after the group released a series of TV and radio ads last week that support O'Donnell and rail against Castle as a liberal candidate who "just keeps supporting the failed policies of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid."

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Updated 3:37 p.m.


Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • Tea Party Express
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. ABM

    She is unelectable considering her recent lies to bolster her image. Once again the GOP has no substance to offer.

    September 7, 2010 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  2. Ole Spend It All bama

    Hope to heck she wins, someone needs to stop this idiotic spending spree by the goofs in wash.

    September 7, 2010 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  3. harold

    The T party can get together with the Republicans and repeal Medicare and Soocial Security and the New Health Insurance Law.. and of course they can keep their own Health Insurance....

    September 7, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  4. diridi

    no more Republicans, nor Tea party thugs...already messed...enough...

    September 7, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Another idiot who thinks she's entitled to her own facts.

    September 7, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  6. jeff, alabama

    Ever notice how female conservative candidates
    are always prettier and smarter than liberal female candidates ?

    September 7, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  7. T'SAH from Virginia

    DEMOCRATS better wake up and SMELL the EXTREMIST!!!

    September 7, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  8. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    So let me get this straight:

    This woman makes only $5800 a year; her house is in foreclosure, she is close to bankruptcy ........... and the TPers want her to serve in the Senate?

    How can anyone in their right mind vote for a woman whose own "house" is in disarray?

    In NOvember vote NO for the Party of NO.....and say NO to the TPers.

    September 7, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |