Who Is Christine O'Donnell?
The Tea Party backed Delaware Senate candidate talks to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
2:55 PM, Sep 2, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Is O'Donnell suggesting that Castle supporters vandalized her office in 2008, when she was running for Senate against Joe Biden? “I’m not sure who did it, but I know for a fact that Mike Castle and [Delaware GOP chairman] Tom Ross were campaigning against me,” O’Donnell says. “They’ve been sabotaging my candidacy since 2008. So who knows who did it back then.” O'Donnell says there are no police reports of the 2008 break-in because she didn't want to make an issue of it at the time. She claims to have pictures of vandalized signs.
Asked by a conservative Delaware talk show host this morning about outstanding campaign debts from her 2008 campaign against Joe Biden, O'Donnell said she is still paying them off. And though it took her 12 years to pay off outstanding debts, O'Donnell says she did receive her diploma from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Asked about a financial disclosure showing that O'Donnell only had $5,800 of earned income last year, O'Donnell told me that she actually made more but didn't have to and wouldn't disclose how much. "The only thing they can use against me is that I’m not a multi-millionaire," said O'Donnell.
There haven't been any recent public polls on the Castle v. O'Donnell primary, though an August 5 Rasmussen poll showed Castle leading Chris Coons, the Democrat, 49 percent to 37 percent, while O'Donnell was trailing Coons 36 percent to 46 percent.
O'Donnell's campaign manager Matt Moran thinks that this poll isn't accurate, calling it "more of a push poll."
"Scott Rasmussen has to pay his bills," says Moran. "We understand that the RNC and NRSC have long tentacles."