September 21st, 2010
05:07 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN to broadcast Delaware Senate debate Oct. 13

Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell have accepted an invitation to debate on October 13.
Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell have accepted an invitation to debate on October 13.

(CNN) - Delaware Senate candidates Christine O'Donnell (R) and Chris Coons (D) have accepted an invitation to participate in a debate on October 13.

The 90-minute debate will be anchored by CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer and longtime Delaware public television anchor Nancy Karibjanian.

CNN will televise the debate, which will take place at the University of Delaware.

O'Donnell and Coons are running for the Delaware Senate seat previously held by Vice President Joe Biden.


Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Wolf Blitzer
soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. LINDA

    well for sure christne will not pass the debate she is another sarah paling,knows nothing at all about politics and its meaning-if these republicans get back into office you talking about going back we all will be in an absolute terror-we haven't seen terror yet until them republicans get by-we are really in trouble-don't let them fool you they mean the american people no good at all-another bush attack all over again.

    September 21, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  2. BlastmasterX

    The Tea Party just can't stop fightin the Coons can they?

    September 21, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. cbc

    hhhmmm, O'Donnell is a witch? Maybe somebody will drop a house on her...

    September 21, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. John

    I wouldn't mind voting for a woman,i voted for Hillary Clinton for President,but I'm not voting for a woman or a man that already accused of misused of fund and dabbled in witchcraft.

    September 21, 2010 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  5. Sally

    She may be under indictment for misuse of campaign funds by then..the case looks pretty solid (by a non=partisan group~) This is no witch hunt..this is the normal investigation of a campaign. And barry, please do not put Hillary Clinton in the same breath as these other women. She has a law degree, vast international experience and understanding, and would scare them into a corner were they ever to debate her.

    September 21, 2010 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  6. Albo58

    For the Dimwits that are predicting O"Donnell will back out of this debate, aren't you the same ones that predicted that Al Gore would destroy Bush in their debate? Didn't happen did it, moon-bats?

    September 21, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  7. Loren

    This should be entertaining to watch.

    Can any of you provide a link to your claim that Coons is an "admitted Marxist?" Sounds like BS to me otherwise.

    September 21, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  8. the real ib

    I hope this is done fairly for O'Donnell but I doubt it will be just look at the comments made here about her.

    September 21, 2010 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  9. Andacar

    Bill: The truly shocking thing to me is that you and so many other conservatives can see this country, seething with right wingers has "drifted to the left." These days "left" means anything to the center of the lunatic fringe screaming 9/11 conspiracy theories, the birthers, the Swiftboaters, the survivalists, and all the other nuts. Please tell me where all these radical commie hippie leftists are, because I haven’t seen one in years.

    September 21, 2010 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  10. Joe

    Since when do people care about what goes on in or comes out of Delaware?

    Really?

    Delaware?

    September 21, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  11. IF SHE DOESN'T BACK OUT

    Like Palin she will stumble over her own ignorance, lack of qualificarions, and if she does show up she will be an embarassment to WOMEN. Condoleeza, Hillary are women who are worthy of being in their repective positions, this nobody from the TEABAGGERS organization backed by Palin is a joke!

    September 21, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  12. Audie

    Looking forward to that!

    September 21, 2010 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  13. Former Republican - Now Independent

    Dream on.

    That Tea Party wuss will find some excuse to back out and there will be no debate.

    September 21, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  14. greg in jax

    "marxist" ... another word that the right should learn the true meaning of

    September 21, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  15. Papasan in AZ

    Banning Masturbation, Dabbling in Witchcraft, Promoting Campaign Fraud, Committing Tax Evasion won't solve issues facing America. It does however create a credibility problem...

    September 21, 2010 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  16. CR

    O'Donnell is just the nut who happened to be there when the Republican Party embraced craziness. Her "I was a witch" nuttery is just the tip of the iceberg.

    September 21, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  17. Robert

    I can't wait to see the corrupt witch debate Mr. Coons!

    September 21, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  18. Susan

    beware Coon.
    she will cast a spell on you.

    September 21, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  19. Sally

    Some of the worst attacks on Hillary and Chelsea came from your hero, Rush, barry. He called the intelligent, articulate, never in trouble Chelsea the White House dog. Nice. He had some choice words about the Obama girls as well. Why is the right so threatened by INTELLIGENT, well-spoken Christian women who happen to see the world as a bigger place than Alaska and Delaware? Who truly live a Christian life instead of preaching about it, while breaking nearly every commandment. And from what I read about Chris Coons, he has done a great job in Delaware, and will continue to work hard in the Senate...all the while following the rules.

    September 21, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  20. waggle

    expect Christine to clean the bald marxist clock. She has telegenicity in spades.

    The marxist drained his district of all money almost causing a bankruptcy,

    September 21, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  21. ABM

    I want to debate her. I would trounce her in 1/3 of the time.

    September 21, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  22. AmFem

    Puleese... Coons Marxism paper was written over 20 years ago. So we should just ignore the "witch" admissions due to youthful indiscretions, but still call Coons a Marxist? Oh, and by the way...

    Do all O'Donnell supporters really feel that government is too big... But it's okay for the government to force a young girl to give birth to her rapist/father's baby? You're all nuts.

    September 21, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  23. rich

    At least marxists are REAL.

    September 21, 2010 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  24. larry

    why does CNN do this. I watched Jessica let Coons tell her what he would do different that Obama and he said TARP. Jessica knows Bush started TARP but said nothing. She let this democrat accuse Obama with the same lie the teabaggers are doing. Cnn can you do better than let people get away with lies.

    September 21, 2010 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  25. ChumBucket

    She won't back out, and It will be a debate worth watching, I don't know anything about McDonnel, and most of you don't either, I suggest you watch the debate, and stop taking the democrat talking points as gospel.

    September 21, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
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