September 15th, 2010
01:33 PM ET
8 years ago

Steele pledges to help O'Donnell

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told CNN Wednesday that he has instructed his staff to devote resources and money to help Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.

Specifically, Steele said that he has emphasized to the RNC's finance staff the need to help set up fundraisers to help stock O'Donnell's campaign war chest. O'Donnell, with the help of Tea Party activists, defeated establishment favorite Mike Castle Tuesday in the Republican Senate primary.

Steele has reached out to O'Donnell, and as of early Wednesday afternoon had not yet connected with her.

Steele began a 48 state bus tour Wednesday heading into the November elections.

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Michael Steele
soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Ron in Califonia

    Wake up Repubs...You need to do everything you can to makw sure Republicans win.

    September 15, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. rdepontb

    Yep. Steele, Cornyn, Romney...what does that do for Rove and other Republicans who'd wanted to keep the Party going? I think this is excellent payback for their awful game-playing ways since the nation duly elected a black man as President of the United States of America. They just hated seeing they can watch from the outside, or join the nut-wagon itself.

    September 15, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. Angela Savage Austin

    The Smoking Gun....Ready To Reload !!!! Sarah Palin.....Teapartiers are the bullets aimed at more than the government, they are masked as independents but really are radical Republicans...and possibly something worse. I can't erase the images of President Obama being displayed as less than human, during their rallies, which errily created flashbacks of the 60's in my mind. I believe than both the GOP and Tea Baggers are working in alignment to further divide and confuse Americans. Sure it may be infiltrated with decent Americans with legitimate concerns which must be addressed, but the granite that they stand on is pus filled racism, awaiting its rebirth. They call themselves "born again" conservatives in the name of Christianity, but there is nothing "Christ-like" about their platform, views or fears. It is said , "If A Child Forgets It's Past, It Remains A Child"....Racism is still in its infancy here in America and only the clothes of deception has changed, not the hearts or minds of these extrememists. I pray that America opens theirs eyes to this deception before we all become vulnerable to collapse from within as a people united. If we examine "From Whence We Come:...history teaches us that all great empires fell from within. It would be great that out of the ashes of Racism...Love, Peace, and Harmony would prosper instead of hate, fear, greed and corruption. GOD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL!!!

    September 15, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  4. homealone

    I'd like my money back from the RNC. He hasnt even spoken to her but he decides to spend money and time on someone he knows nothing about? REFUND!

    September 15, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    You guys are 'pathetic' and all over the place- WHAT else are you going to say? Why are all of the MEN now taking her side – you know why – because O'Donnell will use the FEMINIST card on ya'll and you definitely don't want that to happen!!!!

    The problem is RepubliCAN-MANs – she will still lose in November!!

    Democrats are now FIRED UP and READY to GO and we will STATE the CASE and UNITE our BASE and we will WIN this RACE in November!!!

    This is T'SAH and I approve this message!!! (Actually, I have not seen the impersonator lately that insists on using my name to spew his right-wing HATE)!!

    September 15, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. Tj

    Like that's going to help.........wild Steele is backing her........what a joke

    September 15, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  7. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Good luck. The only true NANNY STATE is the Puritan-Fundamentalist Lunatic agenda, where candidates like O'Donnell even mandate our personal sex life. Glenn Beck, Mitt Romney are Mormons not real Christians and our Founding Fathers did NOT want Puritan-Fundamentalists to rewrite our Constitution to serve their fruit loop agenda.

    September 15, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Patricia Dickson

    hi Mr steel you dont have a choice, what choice do you have left now, none you are just another prawn for the Gop party because they dont like black i wish you could see that you little you know what.

    September 15, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. David in Dallas

    Do you think that O'Donnell will speak to a black man? Seems like most of the tea-baggers prefer white racial purity.

    September 15, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  10. keith

    I think O'Donnell would do better without the help of Michael Steele. It seems everything he touches falls apart.

    September 15, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  11. BeverlyNC

    I doubt ANY Republicans or tea baggers want the endorsement of the corrupt and scandal – ridden Steele. He has been a HUGE liability to the Republicans but they couldn't fire him because he is is the only black person in the their Party and it would make them look even more racist.

    September 15, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. ronalde

    please do help her mike you will also be helping the democrats.

    September 15, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Billy Bob

    go for it Steele... help her all you can.... it is the best thing that could happen for Dems.

    September 15, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. need new government

    Steele to help O-Donnell...the blind leading the blind.
    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

    September 15, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  15. Rick McDaniel

    Wiser heads are now prevailing.

    September 15, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. Former Republican - Now Independent

    Enjoy the trip Mr. Steele, I seriously doubt that the Tea Party will keep you on after they take over.

    September 15, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  17. ConstitutionalPatriot

    Good it's time the GOP heard we the people calling it back to it's roots! The GOP must reclaim it's heritage as a fiscally responsible, anti war, proponent of a non interventionist foreign policy, and party that protects the Constitution! Stop acting like democrats and work with us libertarians and independents to restore a Constitutional republic and avoid the looming bankruptcy and fall of this once great nation. To the democrats wake up! Your party is screwed up and will have to put itself in order soon.

    September 15, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  18. Sweet Ga. Brown

    LOL, Steele is the kiss of death! I doubt the RNC has 2 nickles to rub together.

    September 15, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  19. rdepontb

    Michael, you are so post-everything that you just are not relevant. Not to the Establishment and certainly not to the Tea Party. Accept it.

    I hope you are looking for employment opportunities-you will need to examine those very closely, very soon.

    September 15, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  20. GaryB

    According to her own campaign manager, O'Donnell (who can't seem to hold a job) needed campaign donations to keep her house from going into foreclosure. But I suppose dumping GOP funds into her campaign is less controversial than sending them to a strip club.

    September 15, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  21. kayla

    you are being used and the sad part you know it. how pathetic.

    September 15, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  22. JonDie

    One lunatic deserve another lunatic.

    September 15, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. Whatever

    Steele left enough money for the final leg of the mid terms?! WOW shocker!!! LOL

    September 15, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  24. Vic of New York

    Yes, Micheal – make sure you spend ALL the money the RNC has on making O'Donnell "electable". She's THE ONE. ...after Sarah Palin, that is.

    BTW Delaware, better get ready to make masturbation into a criminal offense after O'Donnell wins!!

    Yea! No sex for non-married people and jail-time for pleasuring yourself. You go Christine!

    September 15, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  25. larry

    Mikey Steely Dummy has always identified himself as a white honky. Now he wants to identify himself as a member of "The White Annoying Teabagger" party.

    September 15, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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