O’Donnell hosts rally for other Delaware Republicans

    The Republican Senate candidate rallied with fellow GOP candidates at a party unity event celebrating the opening of her new headquarters.

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate met with volunteers and other candidates on the GOP ticket at her new headquarters in North Wilmington Friday afternoon.  The event was designed to show unity of Republican candidates, something the party  struggled with immediately after O’Donnell’s upset win over longtime Congressman Mike Castle.

    O’Donnell endorsed some of the other candidates on the ticket, including Glen Urquhart who is running for Castle’s seat in the U.S. House, O’Donnell also wrote some checks to help those campaigns.  But perhaps the best sign of the state Republican party uniting behind O’Donnell’s Senate run was an appearance at the event by Delaware GOP chairman Tom Ross.  Ross had been highly critical of O’Donnell’s credentials as a candidate during her Republican primary race against Castle.  Ross did not share the stage with O’Donnell and her supporters.  However, he did echo the republican message that voters did not the way the Obama administration and the Congress were handling the current economic crisis.

    In addition to endorsing other candidates, O’Donnel went on the offensive against her Democratic opponent Chris Coons, saying that while he may have balanced the New Castle County budget while serving as county executive, he did it by raising taxes instead of cutting spending.

    The event also served as the grand opening celebration for her new headquarters.  The spacious office space in a corporate complex off Silverside Road is a big improvement over the tight quarters at the campaign’s primary race headquarters which were housed in a small condominium.

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