September 14th, 2010
09:28 PM ET
10 years ago

Menendez reacts to O'Donnell's victory in Delaware

(CNN) - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman Sen. Robert Menendez issued a statement Tuesday night following Christine O'Donnell's victory in Delaware's GOP Senate primary.

“Tonight Mike Castle became the eighth Republican establishment candidate to be upset by a party in complete turmoil. Instead, Delaware Republicans chose an ultra-right wing extremist who is out of step with Delaware values," Menendez said. "Christine O'Donnell cares more about imposing an extreme social doctrine than addressing the challenges facing working people. Even the Delaware Republican Party Chairman has said O’Donnell is 'not a viable candidate for any office in the state of Delaware,' and 'could not be elected dog catcher.'"

“Tomorrow begins the general election, and Chris Coons is focused like a laser on growing Delaware's middle class. As New Castle County Executive, Chris Coons reformed local government and created jobs. As a United States Senator, he'll do the same in Washington," Menendez added.

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • DSCC
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. all of America

    Dosen't matter ,the people have already made up their minds to remove the democrats in november ! So go ahead and waste your campaign money.The only way the dems could possibly win, is to rig the elections again!

    September 14, 2010 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  2. jen

    Say what you will but numbers speak louder!!

    September 14, 2010 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  3. scott

    America is returning to it"s Conservative roots and there is nothing the Socialist, give me more free stuff, this Country owes me something, I'm going to get mine Liberal crowd can do about it. Work for it like most do and stop lokking for Government to solve all of your problems!

    September 14, 2010 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  4. jim

    The dems are turning negative very early on in the campaign for the Nov. elections because they have nothing else to offer but continue support of Obama's agenda to create "a socialist utopia" Fortunately, unemployment got in the way and Americans want jobs not more handouts by our government.The voters will speak loudly at the voting booth.Sen. Menendez doesn't have a clue !!!!

    September 14, 2010 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  5. john

    The Republicans seem to have thrown away an easy victory. This primary, like the special election in New York State last fall, is a sign of much more bloodletting to come in that party.

    September 14, 2010 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  6. malabar

    Does that mean Coons is such a lock that dems wont have to campaign or spend cash in DE? no worries right?

    September 14, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  7. Albo58

    Menedez is a pro-Amnesty hypocrit that will find that the American MAJORITY doesn't like him, his far left-dominated party, nor his puppet candidate in New Hampshire! He may have missed it, but he needs to know that the taxpayers are coming in November and all hell is coming with them!

    September 14, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  8. 8 Years of having a drunken driver at the wheel put America in the ditch, why would working Americans return the keys to the crowd drinking at the same bar?

    "'could not be elected dog catcher.'"

    And these are the people who are supposed to like you now.

    You won with the blessing of Bailin' Palin.

    Meaning one bipedal vacuous vagina had a 15 minute monologue with another bipedal vacuous vagina.

    September 14, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. Gene in Jersey

    "Chris Coons is focused like a laser on growing Delaware's middle class." Bwahahaha!! Yeah! Meaning if you've managed to secure any wealth in your lifetime, he'll make sure to strip you of it and return you to the middle class.

    September 14, 2010 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  10. King

    Americans are known to be one of the most scariest people in the world which makes them easy to be manipulated. They would be a dream people to hittler. Fox news, tea baggers and repugs knows this and used it night and day. They say any crap out of their mouth then put a touch of fare to it and they dont have to worry about mentioning the facts no more. They will even go against their own self interest. They might have all thd technical skills in the world but put some emotion in the mix and theyre dum as a box of rocks.

    September 14, 2010 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  11. Snow

    The Republican Party is not in turmoil. A RINO named castle just got sent home for voting with the demorats. There will be more sent home in 2012 along with nobama.

    September 14, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    So far the only losers in the primary season are the Republicans and their incumbants.
    I can't wait for November to see how many moderate Republicans, Independents and Democracts actually vote for these Tea Party lackies.
    Thier candidates are looud, talk off the top of their heads and will accomplish nothing if elected.
    Thank you Tea Party for helping the Democrats maintain their majority

    September 15, 2010 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  13. Jon, MI

    It's a good thing the statement was via e-mail. If it was on paper you wouldn't be able to read it through all the spilled champagne. Not that he needed to prattle on. A simple "Woo-hoo!" would have sufficed.

    September 15, 2010 01:24 am at 1:24 am |