November 1st, 2010
05:09 PM ET
10 years ago

O'Donnell campaign resolves ad dispute

(CNN) - It appears differences have been set aside between Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's campaign and Delaware 28 executive producer Tim Qualls as a 24-minute commercial by the candidate is now running on the station.

A controversy erupted Monday because the station had not run O'Donnell's ad as previously scheduled.

According to a statement from the O'Donnell campaign, the ad aired at 3 p.m. ET Monday and will appear again at 6 and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday and at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Qualls says there was a miscommunication over the ad - but does confirm the matter has been resolved and the ad is airing. He does note the times in the campaign statement are off, stating the ad ran at 3 p.m. ET Monday and is now scheduled to run again at 11:30 pm Monday and on Tuesday at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. ET.

Read the O'Donnell campaign's statement:

"The half-hour long special from the O'Donnell campaign was not aired as scheduled on Sunday night and Monday morning. Delaware 28 Executive Producer Tim Qualls explained to the campaign that he was out of the area for the weekend because of a family illness, and was apparently unaware of the campaign's transaction last Friday between a local third-party buyer and Channel 28 employees.

"Mr. Qualls is being incredibly cooperative now that he finally understands the situation, and we cannot thank him enough for helping us get Christine's message out to the voters of Delaware. We are sincerely sorry for any misunderstanding that has transpired and that may have added stress to his family situation.

"The Christine O'Donnell television ad is expected to air on Delaware 28 tonight at 6 PM and 6:30 PM, and again Tuesday at 10 AM and 3 PM ET. The campaign is also seeking broadcast opportunities into Delaware through Philadelphia and Salisbury, MD television stations."

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Wes B.

    I love Christine O'Donnell!

    November 1, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  2. Frozone

    I don't understand why Christine O'Donnell needs a 30 minute commercial. She already has Fox News puffing her up 24-7 for free.

    November 1, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. Ernie

    Who cares that it's resolved. I'm not tuning it.

    Her drunk hairy beaver needs to find a new profession and a new state to mooch in. You're not welcome here in Delaware.

    November 1, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  4. Darth Vadik, CA

    As even if a 24 hour continuous Fiedel Castro like O'Donnell add would make a difference.
    The only sad thin is that 40% of the people will vote for this woman who is not qualified to even work at a car rental place. That is how low th bar is on Republicans...

    November 1, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Ernie

    I don't care if this was resolved. The countdown is on until you're out of Delaware.

    November 1, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    Rumors that Christine O'Donnell was a witch is a major insult to witches everywhere. It's a good thing that O'Donnell publically proclaimed she is not a witch.

    Honestly, I would rather vote for a witch than O'Donnell. And American already elected a vampire when they voted Dick Cheney into office.

    November 1, 2010 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Just goes to show her nature.

    First reaction was to yell bloody murder and claim that people were playing politically motivated dirty tricks on her. She didn't even consider the fact that it might be simple misunderstand. Nope got to be somebody with a political agenda.

    November 1, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  8. John

    Christine O'Donnell is till UNQUALIFIED to be in the U.S.SENATE. SHE don't even know any about want she base her Campaign is on She a IDIOT. SHE JUST to get a real job,she may learn something.

    November 1, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    All tea party people can't be as dumb as O'Donnell and Palin.

    November 1, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  10. Dan in Chitown

    Just utter incompetence. And this is a candidate for national office. Just horrible.

    November 1, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  11. cf

    You can't just show up with a 30 minute program at 11 PM that you havent paid the air time for, and expect the tv station to run it the next day! They have to have their schedules planned in advance! If you ask me, this was a ploy by the O'Donnell camp to force the station into a position where O'Donnell could then play the "Blame the media" card like a dinner bell to salivating rightwing conspiracy theorists.

    November 1, 2010 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  12. Jacob

    she can't run a campaign, but wants the people to elect her as a senator!?

    November 1, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  13. Kenneth Close

    It is always a miscommunication with the democrats, why doesn't he get fired for not running ad on purpose?

    November 1, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. willard bullock

    I don't understand why biden coons and obama are make trouble blame her on witch
    Im shamed that dems are keep trouble on her so iwant vote for her senate

    November 1, 2010 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  15. anthony

    Stop wasting our time LADY.. you dont discuss the issues, you have too much baggage and youre knowledge of the Constitution is a sham.

    Stop wasting our time MEDIA... you keep reporting everything except the issues, you report tabloid journalism, and there are 2 comedian from Comedy Central that are being truer to reporting then you all.

    November 1, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  16. keeth in cali

    Why is her campaign apologizing again and again for nearly every issue? Seems like this would be a huge red flag for the people of Delaware. O'Donnell's people act first and think later. That's entirely irresponsible.

    November 1, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  17. Anne P

    Honestly, will this make a difference for this pathetic candidate? Why are they wasting this money? Oh, right! It's because they have endless corporate coffers to fund these idiots. Incredible.

    November 1, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |

    Based on her past performance of campaign money management I sure hope he got his money up front!

    November 1, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  19. Fred

    Sorry, Lady, but you and your ad are too little, too late.

    November 1, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  20. S. in California Laughing In Anticipation Of How Well Democrats Turnout At The Polls

    ONLY in America would she be a contender. Everywhere else she would be in a dance hall or waiting tables.

    November 1, 2010 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  21. bailoutsos

    So, is O'Donnell still threatening to sue the other station that video tapped her interview?

    November 1, 2010 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  22. Hot Patata

    I'm 40 years old. I've studied political science and the American political system since junior high. I cannot honestly remember a more poorly-run election campaign in my entire life than the one for Christine O'Donnell right now. And I'm including Dukakis/Bentsen '88 in here.

    November 1, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |