Delaware candidates push for support, dollars

    The home stretch of Delaware’s high-profile U.S Senate campaign begins with one hopeful asking for more support from her own party – which she admits she has been fighting.

    The home stretch of Delaware’s high-profile U.S Senate campaign begins with one hopeful asking for more support from her own party – which she admits she has been fighting.

    Republican candidate Christine O’Donnell told ABC’s “This Week” program that Delaware Republicans were still not supporting her campaign.  In that interview, she also asked for more support from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

    The state GOP website prominently lists her candidacy and provides a link to make a donation.

    What she sees as a lack of support has not translated into difficulty raising money.

    O’Donnell’s campaign, supported by the tea party, has reported raising about $3.8 million in the past month, with about $2.6 million still unspent.  Much of her support came from outside of the state of Delaware.  She has about twice as much on hand as her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons.

    Coons said  on the ABC program that Congressman Michael Castle, whom O’Donnell upset in the September Republican primary, would have been a more difficult opponent.  However, the New Castle County Executive also said O’Donnell’s victory was “not at all positive for Delaware.  There’s been a huge amount of attention paid to things that aren’t directly connected to what matters to Delaware.”

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