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4:15 p.m. – Just interviewed Delaware Senate candidate Christine ODonnell. She tells me that she'd love to land Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's endorsement saying "I admire Hillary Clinton" and adds "When I saw her Presidential ads I said: 'You go girl.'" She also says former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has inspired her because she "can relate to the politics of personal destruction and she survived them and they didn't get her down". She believes some of the attacks on Palin are the kind of "backlash" that happens "whenever a strong pioneering woman emerges onto the scene."
O'Donnell worries about "cannibalism in the Republican party" and accuses "the party" of trying to hold onto power, at the expense of principle. And what about the fact the conservative, non-profit organization FreedomWorks won't endorse her? She says they're "choosing to take the easy way out" and calls it a "shame" insisting "no one even thought we could get this far."