Where is Christine O'Donnell?
Some local reporters that I've spoke to here in Delaware claim that the Republican Senate nominee has largely avoided the local media. O'Donnell has publicly stated she would avoid contact with the national press.
So we set out to find the candidate. Or, at least, information on her public campaign schedule.
My producer, cameraman and I drove to Delaware. This after sending numerous e-mails to campaign staffers and calling them repeatedly over the past eight days – each time getting scant response.
We arrived at O'Donnell's new campaign headquarters in Wilmington, greeted by an empty receptionist's chair. In the corner of the small room was a locked door, with sounds of voices heard on the other side.
We knocked until someone answered.
Two men emerged and asked for our credentials, but refused to identify themselves – at least initially. They later told us their names: Campaign Manager Matt Moran and Chris Merola.
They explained that O'Donnell is standing by her pledge to avoid the national press. But both men were emphatic that O'Donnell is not avoiding local media. They rattled off a list of local reporters and news outlets the candidate has spoken to since winning the Republican Senate primary three weeks ago.
Both men explained how the campaign is ramping up a staff that was small for the primary but needs to be much larger for the general election.
As for their initial suspicions about who we were, they explained that not everyone in the press is appropriately neutral -so they're often leery of reporters.