October 5th, 2010
09:12 PM ET
12 years ago

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - Search for Christine O'Donnell turns up short


Where is Christine O'Donnell?

Some local reporters that I've spoke to here in Delaware claim that the Republican Senate nominee has largely avoided the local media. O'Donnell has publicly stated she would avoid contact with the national press.

So we set out to find the candidate. Or, at least, information on her public campaign schedule.

My producer, cameraman and I drove to Delaware. This after sending numerous e-mails to campaign staffers and calling them repeatedly over the past eight days – each time getting scant response.

We arrived at O'Donnell's new campaign headquarters in Wilmington, greeted by an empty receptionist's chair. In the corner of the small room was a locked door, with sounds of voices heard on the other side.

We knocked until someone answered.

Two men emerged and asked for our credentials, but refused to identify themselves – at least initially. They later told us their names: Campaign Manager Matt Moran and Chris Merola.

They explained that O'Donnell is standing by her pledge to avoid the national press. But both men were emphatic that O'Donnell is not avoiding local media. They rattled off a list of local reporters and news outlets the candidate has spoken to since winning the Republican Senate primary three weeks ago.

Both men explained how the campaign is ramping up a staff that was small for the primary but needs to be much larger for the general election.

As for their initial suspicions about who we were, they explained that not everyone in the press is appropriately neutral -so they're often leery of reporters.

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • Trail Running
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Marry

    …not everyone in the press is appropriately neutral –
    Sorry, who would vote for someone that is so unsure of her work and or plans that they would not want to inform the public and the voters? But, that seems to be the way of most of the TP candidates. They open their mouth only to put their foot in it! They have such terrible simplistic, hurtful, unworkable ideas of how to take it from the poor and middleclass only to push it into the direction of the rich! Please, vote informed, responsible, and smart. Please, do not let them fool you again as the GOP did for so many times, bringing the country to its knees!

    October 6, 2010 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  2. Eddie

    O'donnell is a certified wack job

    October 6, 2010 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  3. vs101

    She has no need to talk to media. In fact, doing so can only be to her detriment. Her supporters don't really care if she is a complete moron. They would vote for her if she said that she was a "Witch" on national TV..

    October 6, 2010 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  4. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Ms. Travis, whenever anyone demands identification from me, I will generally ask who they are and what authorizes them to ask for my ID!

    October 6, 2010 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
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