September 14th, 2010
11:23 AM ET
13 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. True Conservative

    Vote O'Donnell. So what if she uses campaign expenses to live. Sarah does and she's A-OK.

    Sorry Dims: You will stay home on November 2nd, when we take over.LOL

    September 14, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. Grundoon

    I want her to win, because then her extrmeist behind will lose in November.

    September 14, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  3. jackson

    And when you found this out, did you report her? Apparently not, since she has never been investigated for ethics violations.

    So, why didn't you report this?

    Smells fishy to me.

    September 14, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  4. Anonymous

    Like the article about Pelosi's opponent, this robo ad is tasteless and out of line.
    If the woman had proof of these alligations, why diidn't she go to the ethics committee?
    This is politics at its worst. Oh -and agian it's a Republican doing it!
    Why can't they run on ideas and thier records?

    September 14, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. Just Say No

    If he has been in there for nine terms, thats too long. Term limits for congress, now. Hope she wins. I'd trust her more than him and surely more than the idiot democrats in control now. They have proven they can't manage my money, except to give it away to their pals, the unions and welfare frauds.

    September 14, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  6. water bearer

    It just makes my heart sing to hear the TeaPublican party destroying itself!

    September 14, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  7. Louisiana Man

    This statement could blanket all Republicans. Why pick on O'Donnell.

    Our beloved Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal- the make believe, substitute governor of LA-just wants to be president-
    constantly absent from the governing job he was elected to do-
    gallivanting, endorsing and fund raising in high profile states and campaigning for the camera while ignoring the needs of his own poverty stricken state.

    Meanwhile, he cant balance the budget in the small state of LA-how would he could he EVER govern our beloved country.

    They are all self serving-the name 'politician' says it all.

    September 14, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. once upon a horse

    is there anything more entertaining than Republicans going after each other? This is why I hope Sarah Palin runs for president in 2012, it'll great seeing the GOPers saying the same thing against her that the left and other Dems have been saying for months.

    September 14, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  9. bennie new york

    Tea Party Republicans are nothing but cheap opportunitists? No... I never would have guessed!

    September 14, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  10. yarrrr

    I support Castle over O'Donnell, but no matter who wins the state GOP there needs to be reformed. They're acting like a mafia.

    September 14, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  11. Jess C

    Actually, I hope O'Donnell wins; more power to the Dems! GOP eating their it!

    September 14, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  12. dont care what you Demoncrates say

    more democrate lies from you know who, the obama care liers

    September 14, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  13. save america, vote out republicans

    She is just crazy enough to get a show on Fox republican news.

    September 14, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  14. Tom in Delaware

    All right...a new twist on an old smear....this oughta help the Castle campaign a whole lot.

    Tea Party is about to purge the Delaware GOP.

    Hope you had fun ....this is your last day in power.

    September 14, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  15. AV1

    The rebubs and dems are in for a rude awakenin. Thier alienating americans for their on gains is coming to a swift end. Vote them all out

    September 14, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  16. Steven A.

    They will not only eat their young but their old as well

    September 14, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. george from alaska

    ...of course she is just out to make a buck. just like her "hero" adolphina palin. they are both lizards... chameleons that change their colors to fit any surrounding. when palin wanted to get elected she turned a communist (according to alaska's republican party leaders) shade and passed out little dabs of oil money to buy her election. now she has colored herself as far right wing adolphina the savior of "right thinking" america. here is a glimpse into her true self. alaska has a governor's picnic each year. simply because she was angry at alaska leaders for forcing her nasty butt out she took her anger out on the citizens of juneau and cancelled their picnic. she backstabs her way into getting what she wants and believe me she'll turn on you too. o'donnell is a clone of that same crap.

    September 14, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  18. george from alaska

    the tea party is simply a republican scam...a way to "re-brand" the party so they can be more marketable. it's all about the bucks. democrat, republican, whatever...they are all the same beast with different packaging. don't be a fool and buy into this bull. when you vote, write in mickey mouse for everything!

    September 14, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  19. Kenneth Close

    Again another example of where are the issues wake up people same old congress all looking for jobs not public service.

    September 14, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  20. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Now this is getting REALLY funny. Maybe the GOP will robo-call a claim that O'Donnell is pregnant with a black child...and then O'Donnell's camp can respond witha robo-call that Castle has a gay lover. I mean, once you start to fall for [R] stupidity, why not go ALL the way?

    September 14, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  21. Republicans is smart in the head area

    I love Christine O'Donnell like I love Rand Paul and Sharon Angle. They are all bat guano crazy and will derail the Tea Bagger Express. How you likin' your astroturf movement now GOP?

    September 14, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  22. Michael from Ventura

    I love sitting back and watching all that gop HATE! It's not only for us Dems- they "eat their own".

    September 14, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  23. Clwyd

    Just like all the repulsicans when they got their money from Big Oil, Big Business, and Big Wall Street as well as the rich, they now have to run these nut case teabugger types. Like Sarah, O'Donnell just wants to make a buck and the heck with the American people. She would bleed us dry for the profits she could get!

    September 14, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  24. SAY WHAT...

    she is to give her that...but cuteness is not what we want right now...

    September 14, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  25. TM

    Using campaign money for personal perks? Well, that explains Palin's endorsement. She's a kindred spirit.

    September 14, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
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