October 6th, 2010
05:05 PM ET
4 years ago

O'Donnell meets with Cornyn in DC

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.


Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • John Cornyn • NRSC
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Sick Of Tea

    I’m really looking forward to November when I hope sanity and common sense will finally prevail, and most of the lunatic fringe will be locked back up in their respective asylums. And here’s hoping they take Palin and Bachmann with them.

    October 6, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  2. Donnatella

    I hope he tells her to just give it up, she will lose big time in November. I know the republican party is not happy about these non functioning tea party candidate but they have to deal with them, it hilarious.

    October 6, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  3. George of the jungle

    Did she fly down on her broom or go comercial?

    October 6, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  4. timz

    "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."

    When will the NRSC realize you have to prioritize your spending? First, the essentials: food, rent, clothes, a car. Second, other important stuff: shoes, cable, "walking around" money, shoes, pizza night, and maybe some shoes. Third, luxury items: television ads for a campaign that's falling farther behind every time I open my mouth. Come to think of it, those TV ads are just a pure waste of good money I could put to a lot better uses. If they want to see TV ads, let them pay for them.

    October 6, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
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