September 10th, 2010
09:47 PM ET
13 years ago

O'Donnell picks up another big endorsement

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell picked up the endorsement of Sen. Jim DeMint on Friday."](CNN) - Add another prominent Republican to the list of conservatives and conservative organizations who have endorsed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint announced Friday night his endorsement of the Tea Party-endorsed candidate. His backing follows similar announcements in recent days from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Tea Party Express and the National Rifle Association.

"I’m proud to endorse Christine O’Donnell for U.S. Senate in Delaware," DeMint wrote Friday on his Twitter page. "She will stand strong for the principles of freedom."

DeMint, a conservative senator whose name has been floated as a possible 2012 contender, has unveiled a number of endorsements in recent months that have pitted him against either the GOP establishment or former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

O'Donnell is locked in a battle for Delaware's GOP nomination with centrist Rep. Mike Castle, who has the party establishment’s backing.

The GOP primary in Delaware will be held on Tuesday.

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • Jim DeMint
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Chloe in Chatsworth, CA

    Just because her personal professional and financial history is a complete disaster doesn't mean she'll be a terrible US senator. And even if she is, there are lots of people who are as goofy as she is. It's about time they were represented too.

    September 11, 2010 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  2. Aaron

    With endorsements from DeMint, Pallin, and the NRA, this woman is being groomed to chair the insane politicians' convention.

    September 11, 2010 01:58 am at 1:58 am |
  3. Jaumbo

    Wow the monster has left the lab . The senators endorsement of a shamefully inept candidate is a clear example of the hijacking of repub. Party by the extreme right fringe and their cheerleaders.

    September 11, 2010 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
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