(CNN) - Add another prominent Republican to the list of conservatives and conservative organizations who have endorsed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint announced Friday night his endorsement of the Tea Party-endorsed candidate. His backing follows similar announcements in recent days from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Tea Party Express and the National Rifle Association.
"I’m proud to endorse Christine O’Donnell for U.S. Senate in Delaware," DeMint wrote Friday on his Twitter page. "She will stand strong for the principles of freedom."
DeMint, a conservative senator whose name has been floated as a possible 2012 contender, has unveiled a number of endorsements in recent months that have pitted him against either the GOP establishment or former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
O'Donnell is locked in a battle for Delaware's GOP nomination with centrist Rep. Mike Castle, who has the party establishment’s backing.
The GOP primary in Delaware will be held on Tuesday.
Just because her personal professional and financial history is a complete disaster doesn't mean she'll be a terrible US senator. And even if she is, there are lots of people who are as goofy as she is. It's about time they were represented too.
With endorsements from DeMint, Pallin, and the NRA, this woman is being groomed to chair the insane politicians' convention.
Wow the monster has left the lab . The senators endorsement of a shamefully inept candidate is a clear example of the hijacking of repub. Party by the extreme right fringe and their cheerleaders.