September 21st, 2010
05:07 PM ET
12 years ago

CNN to broadcast Delaware Senate debate Oct. 13

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell have accepted an invitation to debate on October 13."]

(CNN) - Delaware Senate candidates Christine O'Donnell (R) and Chris Coons (D) have accepted an invitation to participate in a debate on October 13.

The 90-minute debate will be anchored by CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer and longtime Delaware public television anchor Nancy Karibjanian.

CNN will televise the debate, which will take place at the University of Delaware.

O'Donnell and Coons are running for the Delaware Senate seat previously held by Vice President Joe Biden.

Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Wolf Blitzer
soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. Omegaraiel

    She'll back out the day before so it doesnt matter. It's in the best tea party interest to not debate and keep riding the tide of ignorance. twitter #omegaraiel

    September 21, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  2. barry

    I am sure you will cover it with a more favorable view of Coons who admits he is a Marxist. It is unreal how the liberal media considers wicken as a 17 year old worse than a Marxist. It is becoming very clear that the Media goes after women daring to break the glass ceiling that liberals want kept in place. It happened to Hillary, who should be President right now, then it was Palin, Haley, Bauchman, and now it's O'Donnell. It is amazing that it's 2010 we have a black male President but women are still discriminated against. It's time to stop the hate and attacks of women by liberals and the media.

    September 21, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  3. js007

    Ha ha, I'll watch, as they say, it's hard to look away from a train wreck.

    September 21, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. Matt

    Coons is crazy and hopefully the debate will show it. O'Donnell isn't perfect, but compared to Coons, she's awesome.

    September 21, 2010 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. Moosehead

    Barry,... you're a moron... get your head out of your butt. We have a Black President,.. because he is qualified, sane and intelligent. Of all the women you mentioned,.. only Hillary rates,... the others are nut jobs, that have no place in public office.

    September 21, 2010 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  6. Vote republicans out

    She will lose the election who want a witch to be in the office

    September 21, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    She is the best gift the Dems got this year; bless her pointy, little head!

    September 21, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  8. wake up

    COONS IS AN ADMITTED MARXIST, and O'Donnell is the nut??

    What is the wrong with the left wing media??? I don't want a marxist in the senate!!!

    Coons called himself a "bearded marxist"

    September 21, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  9. carlos

    this barry and riley and snow and willy brown and four and the door and the rest of the garbage

    September 21, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  10. Sgt. USMC

    "barry"... what eveidence do you have to support your claim that Coons has admitted to being a marxist?... also, maybe you should try watching that other news channel if you have a real problem with bias media. If you are looking for bias and un-balanced media, you came to the wrong place to make a case. Oh and don't use Hillary's name to try to validate your stance as if you are so concerned with how women are being treated in the media. You need not look further than the garbage they spread on that other news network, you know, where they get these attractive women with short skirts, flashing their panties, to sit up and there and tell lies. Also, palin is not a really good example of a smart woman... she's definitely a woman but lacks in intellegence. I'm no Einstein myself but I'm not in the public eye trying to tell people how to live their lives. And keep on supporting that witch!

    September 21, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  11. carlos

    not married?????...against masturbation?????....and a witch?????.....icing on the broom

    September 21, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. jan

    @ barry – This has nothing to do with females breaking the glass ceiling, this woman is crazy so are all the people following her like Palin and Bauchman. These people are insiting hate in their campaign, how can you say we need to reload and take your political opponent out. She used the campaign money to pay her rent, is that allowed anywhere. The fact that I don't agree with you on issues don't give you the authority to spread hate. You people needs to wake up from your power drunk bed

    September 21, 2010 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  13. Meg from Iowa

    She'll find an excuse to back out at the last minute. She has already used church and picnic as excuses...can't wait to see what she comes with next.

    September 21, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  14. Bill

    I wonder if CNN will ask O'Donnell if she's a witch. Better yet, if they will ask Coons (the loon) if he's still a Marxist. If I didn't know better, I'd think we're in Russia or some other socialist country and not America. It goes to show how far left our country have become.

    September 21, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  15. carlos

    living on campaign donations??????....hey, it sounds like the rubio guy in florida, and defrauding the government scott.........the other corrupt ones are not even worth mentioning

    September 21, 2010 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  16. Kenneth

    Liberal media? Lord, when will that tired ol' mantra go away?
    I had a bunch of smart aleck remarks about O'Donnell's chances of getting through a real debate, but after reading Barry's and matt's and "wake ups" comments, I realize they would just be wasted...

    September 21, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  17. cg

    Now that should be a fun time for sure!

    September 21, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  18. steveshuster

    Can't wait to see the Palin clone being interviewed by a real news agency not FIX NEWS

    September 21, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  19. PacificView

    CNN must be expecting some entertainement value out of this event. I didn't know the whole world really cared about election politics in Deleware. Sounds like a snoozer to me.

    September 21, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  20. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin and O'Donnell represents the dumbing down of American women and the bar is going to be raised so high for women until we won't be able to get a job. These women are undereducated while those who are highly educated are going to have to be specialized before anybody will hire them.

    September 21, 2010 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  21. Wilt

    Bill if she was a wittch half the Democratic party would vote for her. Most of God Haters we see on the Ticker are liberal Dems as oppsoed to Independents, GOP, or Tea Party.

    September 21, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  22. MikeB59

    I hope the panel will address the important issue of American scientists cloning humans to create mice with fully functioning human brains.

    September 21, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  23. Ryan

    Now that is must see TV!!!!

    September 21, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  24. Patrick from Minnesota

    Thank you Republican voters in Delaware! Now your chances of re-taking the Senate just went from slim to impossible! Keep up the good work Tea Baggers!

    September 21, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  25. Mike, Albany

    I wonder if they'll ask O'Donnell if she weighs the same as a duck. If she weighs the same as a duck, she's made of wood and, therefore,... a witch!

    But seriously, I'm surprised she didn't "refudiate" this broadcast, and this will only "exasperate" her negative portrayal in the lame-stream media.

    Why is it that the most visible people in America are the ones who continually embarrass us by their inability to speak English properly? Oh, I remember... because poor education and anti-intellectualism are characteristics that Republicans and Tea Party members truly cherish. The dumber the better, right?

    September 21, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
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