September 14th, 2010
09:51 PM ET
4 years ago

O'Donnell unlikely to get national party money

Christine O'Donnell won the Delaware GOP Senate primary Tuesday.
Christine O'Donnell won the Delaware GOP Senate primary Tuesday.

(CNN) – Do not expect national Republicans to rally around Christine O'Donnell and infuse much needed campaign cash into her campaign for Delaware's open Senate seat. The Tea Party favorite upset establishment backed Rep. Mike Castle Tuesday evening, and GOP officials are concerned that O'Donnell has no chance of winning the seat – once held by Vice President Biden for 26 years – in November.

"Until she demonstrates some viability in the polls we are not going to have any money for her," a top Republican official told CNN. "It is now incumbent on Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express to help support her. They got her here. Now make it happen."


Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (85 Responses)
  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    "It is now incumbent on Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express to help support her. They got her here. Now make it happen."

    WOW and OMG – talking about kicking someone to the CURB!!!

    DELAWARE DEMOCRATS – STATE the CASE – UNITE the BASE and WIN that RACE in November – Yes YOU Can!!!

    September 14, 2010 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Just another sign that mainstream politicians need to go. Dem or Repubs, doesn't matter... if they're the incumbent, VOTE THEM OUT!

    September 14, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  3. Jefferson

    "WE THE PEOPLE" will pick the candidates. Not the RNSC, RNC, DNC or DNSC, but "WE THE PEOPLE". The Conservative 42% and growing versus the Liberal 21% and shrinking. And this is our pick. And the poll that she can't beat the Democrat or won't get Party money is crap. Same was said of Sharon Angle in Nevada a month ago and she's well ahead! And Christine will be too. Wake up and smell the TEA CNN.

    September 14, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  4. dwduncan

    No problem, the Koch brothers with contribute. DE campaign would be less than a drop in the bucket for them.

    September 14, 2010 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  5. USN

    Blah Blah ... keep talking she's doin great thanks in part you libs, Remember ..she couldn't win against castle LOL

    September 14, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  6. 8 Years of having a drunken driver at the wheel put America in the ditch, why would working Americans return the keys to the crowd drinking at the same bar?

    "It is now incumbent on Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express to help support her."

    As if the grifter grizzly sow is going to part with any of HER greenbacks earned while lap dancing at the fund raiser on 9/11!

    She worked too hard on 9/11 to earn them by politicizing the deaths of 3,000 innocent Americans.

    Missy's morals can be had by anyone willing to pay her price.

    September 14, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  7. Barry

    They will give her money and she will win. This really is a referendum on the Democrats and the Obama Socialist policies they passed. Hope and change is coming in November.

    September 14, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  8. Bassman

    Delaware rejects the politics of personal destruction.

    September 14, 2010 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  9. RPhillips111

    The National Republican Party is continuing the Bush administration's policy of trying to name candidates on the Republican ticket. When the voters rebel and choose someone else, the Bushes–and now the NRP–work to defeat them and allow democrats to win just to get even.

    The Bush White House and Tallahassee Governor's Mansion did this to Katherine Harris in 2006. Republicans, you're gonna lose this election with this attitude.

    September 14, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  10. James

    "Until she demonstrates some viability in the polls we are not going to have any money for her," a top Republican official told CNN. "It is now incumbent on Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint and the Tea Party Express to help support her. They got her here. Now make it happen."

    Yep, and the RNC gets NO MORE MONEY FROM ME until they demonstrate some viability in the polls...

    September 14, 2010 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  11. Marvin

    To the old Republicans:

    Either lead, follow or get out of the way!!!!

    September 14, 2010 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  12. Andrew

    After November the Tea Party movement will finally get steamed .. haha lol.. a litte joke. I hope these fools learn .. not even the GOP members will support the far right loons.

    September 14, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  13. chris

    so that means less money to pay back with pork. guess that's not a bad thing

    September 14, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  14. carolyn

    I see you didn't mind supporting or funding Iman, the very stuff that makes voters stop supporting the old school republicans....if she made it this far we will take her all the way.....people are tired of others flaunting their money around we want action! And new blood!

    September 14, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    iT LOOKS LIKE SOUR GRAPES IS THE MAIN DRIVER BEHIND THE RNC. If she wins without their help, the Tea Party members in the new Congress should kick the fat politicians on the RNC out into the street.

    September 14, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  16. DICKOBAMA

    That is why the republicans are not getting any money from me.

    September 14, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  17. terryg

    Oh surely she can develop a brain in six weeks??? But wait, what was I thinking, that's not a prerequisite.

    September 14, 2010 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  18. Ken

    The Republican's just gave a gift to the Democrats! Thank you southern Delaware for supporting a Sara Palin wannabe. Now she can make some money giving speeches and write a book.
    We are watching the implosion of the Republican party. It may take a few years but it is happening.

    Again, thanks for the gift!!!

    September 14, 2010 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  19. dave

    And this is why the tea party movement is not necessarily in bed with the Republican party. In fact were in the process of taking them over in a hostilebid

    September 14, 2010 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  20. NoN Partisan

    She can have some of mine, I welcome anyone who isnt a career politician. People want change but dont want to change out these old politicians cant have it both ways.

    New blood is needed, sure she may not get as much money for her state as someone that has been there for decades, but that may be a good thing.

    All I hope is she will serve and move on after a few years.

    September 14, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  21. NYT:"during this election cycle big oil has paid 12.8 million in contributions, 71% to Republicans"!

    She is little chunky, and the rack is not as big, as what's her name, but maybe she can still get those old white male "polls" up!

    September 14, 2010 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  22. Dan J

    Congratulations, Tea Party, you wrecked it for the normal republicans, and you served the democrats with a great gift.

    September 14, 2010 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  23. John from NH

    Wow, what a jerk this un-named official is. Talk about sore loser. This is the person chosen by the state of Delaware for their Republican candidate. Get over it.

    September 14, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  24. jules sand-perkins

    This strongly conservative yell from America is the reaction to Obama's ramming communism down its throat.
    Now all his supporters need to remember their taunt, "we won, get over it!"
    Yes, you and the con man won.
    NOT FOR LONG!

    September 14, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  25. Copper

    If the Republican party doesn't support Ms, O'Donnell shame on them. It's no wonder the people are throwing out the incumbents. Oh and the so called experts, are these the same people who said Hurrican Earl was going to be "monster"?

    September 14, 2010 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
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