October 28th, 2010
06:09 PM ET
12 years ago

GOP leader to campaign for O'Donnell

(CNN) - Lamar Alexander, the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, will make a campaign appearance Friday in Delaware with GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, CNN has learned.

The Tennessee senator is the first member of the Senate Republican leadership to appear with O'Donnell, according to an Alexander aide.

O'Donnell stunned and disappointed the GOP establishment when she beat Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican primary. Castle was considered a sure winner in the general election, but O'Donnell now trails her Democratic opponent Chris Coons by double digits.

So why campaign for her now?

Alexander "is known in the caucus for getting along with people from the right and left and he's always working to get everyone on the same page," said the Alexander aide.

"Christine O'Donnell's election will help provide a badly needed check and balance on a runaway federal government that has given us too much spending, too many taxes, too much debt, and too many Washington takeovers," Alexander said in a statement posted in the endorsements section of O'Donnell's campaign web site.

At the 9am event at Buckley's Restaurant in Centerville, Alexander will thank O'Donnell's volunteers and supporters and he will hold a press conference.

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • Lamar Alexander
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. xpat

    Lamar, how can you with your background support O'Donnell ? I would only guess that the GOP are in grave problem to find these unpolished individuals running for office. We should not downgrade USA infornt of the worls.

    This poor runaway O'Donnell!!!!
    Does she realize that she is not educated enough to run for a seat in the government?
    You need to have some kind of education before you run for office, being a moron only collect morons like her to support her.
    Palin really can support her they are in the same category Low IQ / Idiots / Bimbo, they are only good to collect money for their own benefit.
    Meanwhile, considering on the other hand we should realize they are not really idiots but they are taking most of their followers for uneducated to have them believe in them and pay while they go to the bank and laugh at us.
    Watch Palin’s home in Alaska on ET Show in the next few days showing off.
    People these are your money paying for her home. O’Donnell is the same way following Palin;s foot steps.
    Is this written in the constitution?
    Then again we should ask the question you need be qualified to read the constitution, and do not lie that you are an expert.

    October 28, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  2. Seattle Sue

    One crazy rooting for another crazy.

    October 28, 2010 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  3. Reynardine Greencastle

    Could old Lamar be hoping for a horizontal midnight picnic this Halloween?

    October 28, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Please give it up. The Wicked Witch of the West (or the North as in AK) can't save this idiot.

    October 28, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  5. b. o. stinks

    looks like the right lost this one but there are other wars to be fought and won

    October 28, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  6. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    Someone tell Lamar Alexander that rats are supposed to get off a sinking ship, not get on board.

    October 28, 2010 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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