Sen. Mitch McConnell:
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will support and donate money to the Senate campaign of Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party-backed surprise winner of Delaware's Republican primary.
"I'll be supporting the Republican nominee and we wish her the best," McConnell said Wednesday morning.
McConnell's support comes despite concerns in the Republican Party that it will be difficult for O'Donnell to win the general election.
Asked if he would donate to her from his political action committee, McConnell replied, "sure."
McConnell didn't respond to a question about whether he thinks O'Donnell's victory will lead to a Democrat winning the seat and jeopardizing a possible GOP takeover of the Senate. However, when he was asked if he thinks she will win the race, he responded, "I'm going to be supporting the nominee and we'll hope for the best. We'd like to win the seat."
Rep. Mike Pence:
Third ranking House Republican Mike Pence said "I categorically reject that Christine O'Donnell cannot win in Delaware."
He said the Republican party should support O'Donnell's campaign financially, telling reporters outside the weekly Republican press conference, "she's the Republican nominee. Absolutely."
- Dana Bash, Ted Barrett and Deidre Walsh all contributed to this report.