September 10th, 2010
09:47 PM ET
11 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. TryThisOverAgain

    More lunatic fringe is just what this country doesn't need. Of course recommended by Grifter Sara the biggest know nothing and the biggest embarrassment to our country.

    September 10, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  2. Ken LeBert

    I would like to hear a candidate, any candidate, tell me that , when it came time to vote on any piece of legislation , he HAD no personal opinion. He ( or she ) would vote the opinion of the majority of voters in his district.

    September 10, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  3. Barb

    Wow, to have so much ammunition behind you. Big game hunter Palin and the National Riffle Association. Sounds like a shot in the dark to me.

    PS: Who's the big wig that oversees The Ticker? I think he's got a crush on Palin.

    September 10, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  4. beth mobley

    another nutjob endorsement....what a surprise...

    September 10, 2010 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  5. Julie C in CA

    Is this the dingbat who think "gay" can be cured? OMG.....what next? These "fringies" seem to be creeping out from every corner. Saw Palin's snarky-assed comment to Arnie about CA. Had to laugh at that too. She boasts about Alaska's "riches" and what crappy shape CA is in. Number one, she's a quitter, so no credit to her for anything Alaska does. Number two, CA is just a bit more complex with a population far exceeding comparison whatsoever. Good thing she lives on moose; we'll keep our produce here. Hey, isn't Alaska a "socialist" state with everyone getting a chunk of oil money?

    September 10, 2010 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  6. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Palin is a damned liar.... now she says she never uttered the dopey remark about seeing Russia from her kitchen window.... LIAR

    September 10, 2010 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  7. Valerie from Raleigh

    And the once-proud Republican Party has another wing-nut running for office. How can this happen? Where are the intelligent, educated candidates that used to represent the Republican Party? Those who debated differences with Democrats without using shameful language. Those who would never yell "You lie" at a sitting President. Gone. All sense of honor and decent behavior have left the Party. Now, we have Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, and Ms. O'Donnell. Ronald Reagan must be spinning in his grave.

    September 10, 2010 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  8. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    Oh, what a tangled web we weave............

    September 10, 2010 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  9. No-sense makes nonsense

    The US Constitution is based on the separation of Church and State. For too long Evangelistic Christians have brought their 'church' into my 'state'. It's time for all elected officials to take an oath that they will uphold The Constitution.

    It's totally unacceptable that people with religious agendas are permitted to bring that into their job of governance in this Country.

    We should be outraged this is happening. People don't want Shariah Law, well fundamental Christianity is as outrageous.

    September 10, 2010 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  10. sharon

    Wow what powerful endorsers the only nut jobs left are Sharon Angle, Governor Brewer, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the American terrorist – Newt Gingrich. Why is that bottom feeder

    September 10, 2010 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  11. sharon

    Karl rove not endorsing you??? Maybe you are even more whacky than Rove can support. You seem to have a problem with responses to confrontations" Guilty dogs bark" and your only response to the accusations is to insult someone's masculinity I guess your role model set that type of response for you with her impotent, limp insult towards a reporter who actually hit the nail on the head about her. Good luck Tuesday not to you but to the people pf Delaware who I am sure are way too smart to elect you in any capacity. Get thee to a nunnery!!!!!!

    September 10, 2010 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  12. Stephen

    Anything endorsed by Circus Clown Sarah Palin has to be seriously cheap, self-serving, and destructive.

    "Run, Sarah, Run.!"

    September 10, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  13. Robert

    CU next Tuesday! (at the polls)

    September 10, 2010 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  14. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Funny that the Taliban will endorse this person with no experience or education....yet will vote no to the last two Supreme Court nominees.

    September 10, 2010 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  15. kitty

    Who cares what that brainless twit has to say! She is a mental midget with nothing to offer.

    September 10, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  16. Scott A

    Well O'Donnell is a Republican due to either greed or bigotry. There's no other reason to be a Republican. Whatever the case, its not a good sign when her bigoted colleagues give her the thumbs up. The less Republican politicians there are, the better our country is.

    September 10, 2010 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  17. ugogirl

    Good luck, we need someone with some common sense in the senate to offset the idiot liberals who are taking us to the poorhouse with their union bailouts and give away programs of waste, fraud and ineffiency.REPEAL Healthcare Now. IT WILL NOT WORK.

    September 11, 2010 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  18. beth

    scum endorsing scum...sorry, delaware will remain just go back to your hating and leave our state alone

    September 11, 2010 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  19. No Mo

    Repeal the idiotic healthcare bill, Do away with the crap and trade bill, extend across the board tax cuts and send pelosi,reid and obama home. This would be the best thing for America.

    September 11, 2010 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  20. Tough Lady

    She has a lot more backbone than the girlyboys that are running things now.If I was in Delaware I'd vote for her.

    September 11, 2010 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  21. philly

    I wish I could vote in Delaware. We need to get out and change the face of Washington.

    September 11, 2010 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  22. Snow

    OH YES, I feel change is in the air and the liberal weenies are not going to like it come mid term election time. OOOOO WHAT A RUSH...

    September 11, 2010 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  23. Jill

    Except the freedom to diddle yourself. Good grief, do we really want such a freaking prude with her hand in our legislation? Well, at least it's not in her pants, right? Ugh!

    September 11, 2010 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  24. p

    Demint is a jerk.

    September 11, 2010 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  25. bobcat1a

    Palin and DeMint would endorse Lucretia Borgia or Sweeney Todd if they claimed to be Tea Partiers.

    September 11, 2010 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
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