(CNN) - The newly minted Republican Senatorial candidate from Delaware thinks she can win without the support of the Republican Party organization.
Shortly after her victory speech Tuesday night, Christine O'Donnell told CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin that she'll forge ahead without their support.
"They don't have a winning track record," O'Donnell said. "If they're too lazy to put in the effort that we need to win, then, so be it."
O'Donnell also thanked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for her endorsement and for serving as a role model for women in politics.
"She challenged the establishment before it was cool to challenge the establishment," O'Donnell said. "We have to thank her and all the women serving in politics regardless of the party, because it's a man's world."
Although she would like the support of her former opponent, Rep. Mike Castle, she said she can "win with the support of the people."
"What we've seen, this whole election cycle is everyday Americans rising up to take back their country, and that's the energy and momentum that I'm counting on to win the general election."