November 2nd, 2010
05:39 PM ET
12 years ago

Delaware Senate candidates make their final push

Dover, Delaware (CNN) - "Can I ask for your vote today? I want to fight to keep your taxes low," Christine O'Donnell told voters as they arrived to cast their ballots at Dover High School. O'Donnell the Republican nominee for the US Senate has been traversing the state today in an RV.

She began the morning casting her own vote in Wilmington before heading south. Three miles away Chris Coons the Democratic nominee walked into the voting booth with his young son to cast his vote. And at a third polling place a stone's throw away, Vice President Joe Biden returned to his home town to cast his vote before a throng of reporters.

At Dover High School, whose mascot is the Senators, some voters hugged O'Donnell and others politely told her, "No," when she asked for their vote. It did not seem like there were many undecided voters here. "I'm feeling very excited. A lot of people were for me and those who were quiet I'm assuming that meant they were against me. But a lot of excitement, a lot of momentum. I think things are neck and neck. I think it's going to come down to turn out," O'Donnell told the Ticker.

She said her campaign doesn't have a number of votes in mind that they need to win tonight against Democrat Chris Coons, who is leading in the polls. "Everything about this election cycle is unpredictable. We had a projected number of turn out for the primary and for the primary we had double our record turn out. We had about 60,000 for an off year Senate primary. We had some numbers and so vote goals district by district but who knows what's going to happen," she said.

O'Donnell said she has been encouraged meeting voters today at polling sites. "Not that they're scientific or anything but the majority of the people we've talked to said you've got my support you've got my vote, you've got my families vote, we're calling for you, and a handful saying a polite no, some negative no's," she said with her trademark giggle.

They are heading south in RV for some last minute campaigning in the southern most part of the state before returning to Dover tonight to watch the returns come in. Unlike other campaigns where candidates wait in the back until the results come out, O'Donnell says she will be mixing it up on the floor enjoying her party.

Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Vote GOP - Greed Over People

    " she said with her trademark giggle"

    I have always wanted a Senator that had a "trademark giggle" to represent me in the Senate.

    You folks in Delaware are ssssoooooo lucky!

    November 2, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    If she was wearing red I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a younger (by not much) version of the quitter or this woman.

    November 2, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. cisco4

    Ms. Odonnell.. says it sure seems logical.. that if you have NO job.. to vote for her.. because she and Sharon Angle are against un-em ployment Insurance..or any other socialist Medicare... That she will hand you a copy of her Constitution to console you and you your family....Good luck with the Republicans.. they have not changed since the Great Depression.. still most of them the same..way they were bacck in 1929..You'll find out if they take control of the USA Congress..

    November 2, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    How many ways can you say No, no, no, no to O'Donnell, she's a fruitcake.

    November 2, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  5. pw

    I guess her real job is running for office.

    November 2, 2010 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  6. Jill

    I thought that you couldn't heckle voters at the polls.

    November 2, 2010 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |