Tom Ross issues first statement since Tuesday night’s primary victory by Christine O’Donnell. Her fund raising efforts continue.
Tom Ross spent weeks putting down Christine O’Donnell as a viable republican canidate for the U.S. Senate from Delaware. When Mike Castle lost on Tuesday night Ross was silent. All day Wednesday the state Republican committee was asked to comment on where the state party stood on its endorsement of O’Donnell. The silence seemed odd to many political observers in Delaware, especially after the national Senate Republican Committee said it would donate the maximum amoung of money allowed to her campaign, $42,000.
Now Ross has put out his and the state party’s first statement:
“Tuesday night, Delaware Republicans came out in large numbers to nominate candidates across the state to bring prosperity and accountability to Washington and Dover. After a hard fought primary it is time to come together and unite over our shared principles and determination to rescue our economy from the destructive policies advanced by Democrats.”
“The Delaware Republican Party plans on doing what it does every election year – working hard for our candidates. We have reached out to the NRSC, NRCC, and RNC to ensure that our candidates have as much support as possible. The winds of change are blowing hard in Delaware and together we can take our state and country back. I will honor my commitment to our party’s grassroots activists and continue to serve as Chairman of the Republican Party of Delaware.”
That’s all Ross will say on the matter. Meanwhile, Christine O’Donnell’s website has been dedicated to raising money for the fall campaign. She had listed a goal of a $1million, and as of 1pm she had surpassed that.
The Republican primary and the Mike Castle defeat still has our national columnist Dick Polman thinking.