Editor's note: Look for regular Trail Running field updates from CNN's anchors, correspondents and producers spread out across the country covering politics on the campaign trail. As always, the CNN Political Ticker is your source for up-to-the-minute political news– now even more so.
7:30 p.m. – Christine O'Donnell is already making herself at home at her primary night headquarters, in an Elks Lodge in Dover. She is doing a round of live interviews – an hour before the polls close. And her aides say we can expect to see a lot of her mingling with the crowd gathered and not just holed up in a private room –as many candidates do– while they await election results.
She says she is exhilarated but knows the result is mostly out of her hands. "We aren't popping any champagne corks yet," and "we are still biting our nails."
If she wins, she says she hopes for support from the national Republican Party apparatus but knows it is not guaranteed.
As for the campaign's event set up, it is on the simple side –a stage adorned with an American and Delaware state flags.
Already a few dozen supporters have gathered, waiting. Some of them are wearing Team Christine shirts from the campaign.