September 16th, 2010
01:54 PM ET
12 years ago

Delaware GOP Chair promises support, without mentioning O'Donnell by name

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The chairman of the Delaware Republican Party is promising hard work for Christine O'Donnell's Senate campaign, only his statement never mentioned her by name."]

Washington (CNN) - The chairman of the Delaware Republican Party is promising hard work for Christine O'Donnell's Senate campaign, only his statement never mentioned her by name.

Tom Ross was a harsh and frequent critic of O'Donnell's tea party-backed campaign in the Republican primary, going so far as to say she "could not be elected dogcatcher" who couldn't win in November.

But after O'Donnell's upset win, Ross put out a carefully worded statement Thursday morning say he has assured the national party leaders all candidates will "have as much support as possible'.

"The Delaware Republican Party plans on doing what it does every election year – working hard for our candidate," he said.

The statement mentions he reached out to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which means support for O'Donnell's campaign. But her name did not appear anywhere in the 134-word statement.

Ross, amid speculation he would step down from his job after O'Donnell's win over Rep. Mike Castle said, "I will honor my commitment to our party's grassroots activists and continue to serve as Chairman of the Republican Party in Delaware.

He wrote, "After a hard fought primary it is time to come together and unite over our shared principles and determination to rescue our economy from the destructive policies advanced by Democrats."

Noting the large numbers of Republican voters in the primary, Ross said, "the winds of change are blowing hard in Delaware and together we can take our state and country back."

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. T'SAH from Virginia

    I thought I would NEVER say this but – Karl Rove is the only HONEST RepubliCAN'T out there!!!! rotflmao

    DEMOCRAT politicians – handle this one with care because you are working against a BUNCH of WOMEN and they will pull the FEMINIST act!! You don't have to worry much about the Republi-MAN because they share your same VIEWS!!!

    O'Donnell is NOT electable – PERIOD!! She 'does not' share all of the views of a WOMAN and her, along with the PA'IN, try to make it seem that way!!

    DELAWARE DEMOCRATS – STATE the CASE – UNITE the BASE and let's WIN that RACE in November 2010!!

    September 16, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. Ed L

    So what's the deal with this O'Donnell broad and some sort of weird god/sex group she ran for "pure" sex?

    Can you spell WEIRD?

    September 16, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. oracle

    O'Donnell has already raised over a million dollars from donors all over the country since yesterday!!! Eat it libs.

    September 16, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  4. dont care what you Demoncrates say

    GOP, mention the name or loose support

    September 16, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  5. Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Are Americans becoming more stupid? Is there something in the food and water that is severely depressing intelligence levels?

    There has to be some kind of logical explanation why anyone would ever vote for pickle-brained individuals like O'Donnell, Palin, Angle, Rand and Bush. There's no way intelligent people with working brains would even want to be in the same room as these right-wing-nut-jobs.

    September 16, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  6. quite1

    Republicans can't always get their way either with the Tea or Not... Besides don't begin to jump on the Tea Parties band Wagon just to make a name for yourself and "TRY" to win a seat in Congress.. (OBAMA) 2012 He has Vision and Ideas (I still haven't heard any ideas from the Republicans nor the Tea Party) but We're going to take over congress and bring back America (HELLO AMERICA NEVER WENT ANYWHERE) but DOWN UNDER BUSH and OBAMA inherited a bunch of Crap he left over terrible economy which he helped saved and the health care come now... The same people that are complaining about the Health Care Bill (Lose Your Job and Depend on Cobra) Yeah Exactly.... !!!!

    September 16, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  7. barry

    Good because O'Donnell and Angle will both win. They like Palin and Hillary are attacked by the Media because they are women.

    September 16, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  8. Ron in Califonia

    Delaware GOP are "weezels". It is what it is get behind your candidate an beat the Dems. idiots.

    September 16, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  9. gg

    If he supports her, their shared principles include a theocratic neo-fascist agenda aimed at establishing a Taliban-like regime, imposing new Nuremberg laws and destroying the American middle class. They will lead us down a path of complete devastation. Wake up America, the threat is real.

    September 16, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. Whatever

    Oh I see just pretend that she is not there!!! It might work... lol

    September 16, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. GAR

    Of course he doesn't mention her by name. She is a complete disgrace, a fraud and a liar. I think she's the moron Palin's twin sister.

    September 16, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. Cindy

    Victory at any cost? GOP, because of all this obstruction; look at what you've done to yourselves... you've made yourselves obsolete.

    September 16, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  13. Kathleen

    GOP-full of lies and tricks. Why NOT mention O'Donnell's name!!!
    Another deception to the American voters by the GOP. Are they ashamed of this O'Donnell Tea Party character. THEY ought to be!

    September 16, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they're already into this experiment."

    -Christine O'Donnell, November 16, 2007 on The O'Reilly Factor (episode about stem cell research and cloning)

    You want this delusional twit making decisions about your future just because she can do a good job and look cute while regurgitating poll-tested talking points and rhetoric fed to her by her handlers and the people collecting her campaign donation checks?


    September 16, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  15. Snow

    I guess Christine O'Donnell has proven Tom Ross to be a an idiot and a lackey for Representative Casey.

    September 16, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. diridi

    I told you these all GOPs are thugs...tea party GOP thus too...

    September 16, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. anagram_kid

    Party before country.

    September 16, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  18. Whatever

    It is funny how high flying they are when just a little over 52,000 votes were cast in the Republician primary. Does not sound like the Repubs in DE were the excited. I am so looking forward to November to see if she gets the same 30,000 votes or the entire 52,000 since that would be only Repubs voting for her and all other votes would go to her opponent.

    All senators/congressmen(women) should be up for election as the same time as the President. Do away with mid term elections and put some term limits in like 2 or 3 terms only.

    September 16, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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