Washington (CNN) - CNN has learned that Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell came to Washington on Wednesday to meet with National Republican Senatorial Chairman John Cornyn. It was their first face-to-face meeting since her upset victory 22 days ago.
A senior NRSC official told CNN that O'Donnell met with Cornyn at NRSC headquarters, and agreed that a top NRSC aide would go to Delaware on Thursday to sit down with her campaign advisers to help with budgetary and other items.
It is no secret that Cornyn and other GOP leaders were not happy that O'Donnell beat Rep. Mike Castle, whom they considered much more likely to take the seat out of Democratic hands.
The NRSC has only given O'Donnell a minimal amount of money, and senior officials there have been critical of the fact that she waited so long to use money she raised elsewhere to run television ads. O'Donnell is also between 16-19 points behind her Democratic opponent, according to recent polls, which makes an infusion of national party money less likely.
O'Donnell had been set to meet with Cornyn shortly after she won her Sept. 14 primary, but she cancelled the meeting, saying she had a scheduling conflict and had to return to Delaware.