August 17, 2011 |
Christine O'Donnell is promoting her new book, "Troublemaker," whose title is from a Time magazine reference to the former Delaware Senate candidate and "tea party" favorite. In the book, and in recent interviews, O'Donnell has made no secret of one of her big regrets — and her feeling of betrayal at the hands of Bill Maher, a man she had considered a friend. On "Real Time With Bill Maher," the HBO host featured a bit of 1999 video from "Politically Correct" with O'Donnell. In her new book, she says the clip showed a "nothing comment" about a boy she'd known in high school who dabbled in the occult and it started a "modern-day witch hunt – with me cast as … well, as the witch.
December 31, 2010 |
Christine O'Donnell, who was backed by the conservative "tea party" movement in her unsuccessful bid for a Senate seat from Delaware, denied Thursday that she had misused campaign funds, and she criticized opponents for pursuing a federal investigation into her spending. "There's been no impermissible use of campaign funds whatsoever," O'Donnell said on ABC's "Good Morning America. " "You have to look at this whole thug-politic tactic for what it is. " Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, O'Donnell was more explicit, castigating mainstream Republicans and Democrats.
November 2, 2010 |
Christine O’Donnell, the Senate candidate who questioned whether separation of church and state was explicitly in the Constitution, said on Tuesday that she prays that her supporters will turn out and snatch victory from what polls say is a likely defeat. “I’m feeling very excited,” O’Donnell said after voting and dropping off a box of doughnuts, one of America’s favorite comfort foods. “It’s neck and neck and I’m praying that everybody turns out.” O’Donnell, who upset the GOP establishment to win the Senate nomination, and her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, voted Tuesday morning in Wilmington, Del. They are fighting for the seat held for more than 30 years by Vice President Joe Biden.
November 2, 2010 |
After a campaign that became a political spectacle, Chris Coons has defeated "tea party" favorite Christine O'Donnell, retaining for Democrats the Delaware Senate seat once held for more than 36 years by Vice President Joe Biden. Christine O'Donnell's 15 minutes of political fame actually lasted roughly 50 days. It was seven weeks ago that she shocked the political world by defeating nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle, also the state's former governor, in the Republican primary. That race was influenced, like several others this year, by outside groups such as the Tea Party Express and a late endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
October 19, 2010 |
Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, a "tea party" movement favorite who has become a political pincushion for Democrats, found herself precariously perched on a new limb Tuesday when she seemed unsure whether the Constitution guaranteed that church and state be kept separate. O’Donnell, who wrested the GOP nomination from Delaware’s Republican establishment, met her Democratic opponent Chris Coons in their third debate for the Senate seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden.
October 15, 2010 |
Campaigning in his vice president's home state, President Obama today said that of all the tough decisions he's made in the past two years, "the single best" was tapping Joe Biden as his running mate. "Joe has been an extraordinary vice president, a great friend, a fighter -- someone who knows what our core mission is," Obama said. "I know that me taking him out of Delaware for a while was frustrating. But I assure you it was worth it, at least for me. " The comment may have simply been a case of the president currying favor with his audience, as he campaigned with Biden in Wilmington for the man seeking to fill Biden's former Senate seat, Democrat Chris Coons.