(CNN) - Shortly after Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell had been projected as the winner over establishment candidate Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary, the National Republican Senatorial Committee issued this statement:
"We congratulate Christine O'Donnell for her nomination this evening after a hard-fought primary campaign in Delaware." – Rob Jesmer, NRSC executive director
"Usually, there's a second sentence in statements like these," said CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby, in which the committee promises to campaign for the party's candidate.
"The NRSC statement appears as tepid as the Republican Governors Association's initial statement following Rick Scott's victory in Florida," said CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser.
Outsider Scott defeated party favorite Bill McCollum in August in Florida's gubernatorial primary.