September 17th, 2010
03:29 PM ET
13 years ago

O’Donnell cancels Sunday show appearances

(CNN) – Surprise GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell has canceled her plans to appear on two national Sunday talk shows.

O’Donnell, the Tea Party-backed candidate who upset the establishment pick in Tuesday’s Delaware primary, had scheduled interviews with Fox News Sunday and CBS’ Face The Nation.

But an O’Donnell campaign spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Saturday that the candidate instead must attend events back in Delaware.

"Tomorrow the priorities are back in Delaware," spokeswoman Diana Banister said. "Those are people who supported her, who were very helpful to her in the campaign, and she feels obligated to be there and thank them."

Banister also told the AP she did not know about O’Donnell’s commitments when she accepted the two networks’ invitations to appear on their shows.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. works for me

    Sarah suggested she shouldn't do them. Katy may be there...

    September 18, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. Bob of Lompoc

    She is in a state of complete panic becasue she knows she has no grasp, NONE, on issues that impact the American People, and she will make a Democrat (donkey!) out of herself.

    September 18, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. dick

    I wonder if she can see Russia from her porch?

    September 18, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. Name jamesnash88

    O'Donnell not being on Sunday morning political chat...she can't run with the big dogs...can the GOP ever be Grand again?...I think this take over will run its course and the common sense, non-hating element will prevail...until then...the Republican Party is basically rubbish

    September 18, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    She's hiding, like Angle and Paul. Saying nothing is as bad as lying. We're not going to vote for a "pig in the poke".


    September 18, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    Sister Sarah already laid down the law that she ONLY talk to FoxNews so the others, who might ask her tough questions or have her say things that might come back to haunt her are out of luck. Isn't this what this Tea Party bunch tough to their own crowd but shy away from everyone else? If she only talks to FoxNews though I'm sure they won't have Karl Rove asking the questions.

    September 18, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Substance

    "Is it the case that in this country you need to be a professional politician to represent the people?!"

    We'd like someone who knows what their talking about with some substance. Sold views and ideas. Would you hire a helpdesk technician to fix a server issue?? Or a nurse to perform heart surgery??? I didnt THINK SO!

    September 18, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  8. Truman

    Remember when politicians were chasing the cameras yelling "look at m, look at me!!" The tea party runs away from the cameras like a crook on Sixty Minutes. "Don't look at me, don't ask me anything!!" I'm surprised they don't also cover their face. The pest they can hope to win this way is a foot race.

    September 18, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. leon pa

    Another teabagger they have nothing to offer

    September 18, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    How can you say you'll represent "the people" when you can't even handle some candid questions from "the people?"

    September 18, 2010 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. walleye46

    Probably had to take some time off to brew up a witches potion.

    September 18, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  12. Roland

    If you can't stand the heat, don't enter the kitchen (of politics), lady.

    September 18, 2010 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
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