September 14th, 2010
11:23 AM ET
12 years ago

GOP Robocall: O'Donnell 'Out to Make a Buck'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption =" The Delaware Republican Party launched a robocall attacking Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell Tuesday."]
(CNN) - The Delaware Republican party has launched a new robocall the same day voters head to the polls - attacking one of their own.

It features a woman identifying herself as former campaign manager for Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's and saying, "O'Donnell is no conservative" rather she "just wanted to make a buck."

In the call, a woman introduces herself as Kristin Murray, saying she managed O'Donnell's 2008 Senate bid and alleges: "I found out she was living on campaign donations – using them for rent and personal expenses, while leaving her workers unpaid and piling up thousands in debt. She wasn't concerned about conservative causes. O'Donnell just wanted to make a buck."

Murray is backing O'Donnell's opponent, nine-term Rep. Mike Castle.

She goes on to say, "That's why I left, and why I won't trust O'Donnell with my hard-earned tax dollars."

The state GOP says the call began this morning and went out to likely Republican primary voters.

Christine O'Donnell and the state GOP have been at odds. She alleges state and national Republicans are trying to undermine her candidacy because she wants to shake up the status quo. She complained to CNN about "Republican cannabalism" and her most prominent supporter former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have called the attacks on her signs of "desperation".

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • Mike Castle
soundoff (48 Responses)
  1. josephine

    Guess she is just following sister Sarah's advice. Sister Sarah is setting herself up for boatloads of money on the premise that she will be running on 2012. She will get campaign donations from these suckers and tea baggers and she will take the money and "not" run. What a perfect scam, my kudos to his con-woman.

    September 14, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  2. p

    Hey GOP!
    Bring on even more kooks and spooks!
    Sarah Palin for Supreme Court Justice.
    Glen Beck for President!

    September 14, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. anagram_kid

    A 'Palin in training' if there ever was one. I wonder if after she loses she will blame the lame stream media and then have Lynn Vincent ghost write a book for her. Does she have any kids she can parade around so we know who we are supposed to leave alone?

    September 14, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. MSH, Miami, FL

    WHAT? A Republican is just in it "to make a buck"??!??! I'm SHOCKED....shocked, I tell you!

    September 14, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. Anne P

    This freak show is really getting interesting now!

    September 14, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. anagram_kid

    True Conservative wrote: ‘Sorry Dims: You will stay home on November 2nd, when we take over.LOL’

    Huh? You have some of the funniest posts, I will give you that. Name calling and an attempting to sound intimidating as if you have some kind of authority to will the behavior of others is truly humorous.

    September 14, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. Ken in Pisgah Forest

    Isn't that a criminal offense? If she gets elected, will she serve from prison? No one should condone this behavior under any circumstance. Between the politicians and the business leaders acting unethically, it's what is ruining America.

    September 14, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. Jay

    If establishment Republicans are against you, now I really want you to win.

    September 14, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Lucas Breen

    She "wants to make a buck"? So what?

    In my experience that seems to be the motivation of most GOP members of Congress. If you look at them, most have never been able to generate a livable income outside of government.

    September 14, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  10. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    True Conservative: your comment points out one fact that has been obvious about you from the start. You are neither "true" nor "conservative". You rightwing brownshirts are reactionary drama queens - the opposite of what a true conservative is.

    Yes, vote O' my guest. But don't kid yourself that you are voting for true conservative principles. You are voting for people and policies that are part of the rightwing underbelly, sucking on the teats of regression and delusion.

    September 14, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  11. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    All democrats should vote for her in the primary, then we'll be able to wipe the floor with her in November.

    September 14, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |

    What an insult, her message should say" THIS IS EX 1/2 TERM GOV PALIN", I left to make millions of dollars along with my daughter and still can't run anything except my big mouth along with Bachmann. GO TEABAGGER CANDIDATES, GO AND SPLIT THE VOTES WITH THE GOP.

    September 14, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. Dave

    Nice to see that even during the GOP primaries the republicans really stick to the issues. Wow, they sure are a special bunch.

    Well, republicans, you make your bed and now you have to lie in it. You didn't tamp down the radical, right wing, nutty elements of your party and allowed them to hijack your agenda. You allowed Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, etc. to have public forums that shout down any meaningful discourse between democrats and republicans (cooperations is for sissies!). You consistently portray yourself as the party of angry, white men and women who if they don't get elected want to overthrow the country.

    Now the bill is due and you are uncomfortable with the amount. Tough! Hate, fear and bigotry went away in the 60s. Go back there if you want to live. Republicans deserve everything coming to them.

    September 14, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  14. John

    Just think another republican putting money in her own pocket. She must be Saran Palin friend,both crooked.

    September 14, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  15. nini

    Ronald Reagan said you don't attack a Republican.

    This shows how disconnected the Republican establishment has become from the Ronald Reagan republicans.

    September 14, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  16. Mike

    I do not believe a word of it. Last minute scare tactics. What bothers me more is all of this fighting and jabbing at each other on this comment board. Let's all get a life. Sounds like most of us forgot what I mothers taught us. If you can not say anything nice.......................

    September 14, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  17. Lori in St Pete

    george from alaska, that's an insult to lizards and chameleons everywhere!

    September 14, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  18. Mike, Albany

    If you want an end to literacy, rationality, intellectualism, and higher education, O'Donnell is you candidate. After all, Palin backs her, and she lacks all of these things. If, on the other hand, you would like to see America remain a place of scientific innovation, where solutions to the most difficult problems facing us today are solved, then your vote should be down the democratic ticket. Obama has already reduced the Federal Deficit by 8%, and the economy is heading in the right direction, even if it's not entirely there yet. Republican policies brought us to the brink of a severe depression. Democratic policies pulled us back from it. Democratic policies require some of us to sacrifice a little for the good of the nation (remember the Republican campaign slogan, "Country First"?). If you feel that you should not have to make a small sacrifice so that we all can benefit, then you should reexamine your morals and your values.

    September 14, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  19. The Other Michael in Houston

    Uh True Conservative, I think that was what all you Republican Jihadist said in 2008 "Sorry Dims (you meant Dems right?) You stay home on 11/02". You still believe they hype that the Republican Jihadist will be allowed to detroy the country again? Hmm probably the same people who use to call themselves "PUMA's". True Conservative, I think I will be at the polls on 11/02 making sure you and you idiot friends dont get a chance to ruin my country again.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    September 14, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. Connie in Tennessee

    I just love it when Repugs turn on themselves!

    September 14, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  21. KK

    She's just out to make a buck? No wounder Palin supports her. Birds of a feather.

    September 14, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  22. Nando

    She will win in the end !!! the Tea Baggers are clueless uneducated white trash living in a Trailer down by the river !!!!

    September 14, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  23. D. Bunker

    Out to make a buck?!? Well DUH! Snowflake Snooki has been all about the $$$$ after quitting her day job. Beck and Limbaugh lie for the big bucks their corporate masters pay them. Right now, though, the more "discreet" righties are upset that their scam on the average American is being revealed too obviously. Good luck digging yourself out this hole, GOBP!

    September 14, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
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