Christine O’Donnell gets book deal, files campaign spending report

Christine O’Donnell, the tea party-supported Republican candidate for US Senate, has received a book deal.  Meanwhile, her campaign reports that it spent $6.1 million.

O’Donnell scored one of the nation’s biggest political upsets in September when she defeated Republican Representative Michael Castle in the primary.  She reported raising more than $7 million, nearly all of it in less than two months.  She had nearly $1 million left over as of November 22nd, but a spokesman for her campaign says she is still paying off election-related expenses.  The full report is now on file with the Federal Election Commission.

O’Donnell lost the November 2nd election to Democrat Chris Coons.  The former New Castle County Executive was sworn in November 15th to fill the unexpired four-year term of current Vice-President Joe Biden.

Also, O’Donnell has received a deal from St. Martin’s Press to write a book in which she will talk about the experience of campaigning.  The book will likely be published next August.

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