(R) Christine O’Donnell


    B.A. Farleigh Dickinson University in English & Communications. (She did not receive a degree due to owing unpaid expenses; the debt was satisfied in 2003)

    Government/Public Service Experience:

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    Worked for Republican National Committee in the 1990s


    O’Donnell was the 2008 Republican nominee for the same Senate seat against Joe Biden.

    Conservative commentator and pundit on cable news network shows such as “The Glenn Beck Show,” The O’Reilly Factor,” and “Hannity & Colmes.” Republican campaign strategist as well.


    “Change the direction of our country”

    Focus on the economy and bringing “family values” back to America.

    Emphasizing that Castle is not a true conservative, a RINO (Republican in Name Only) who has “one of the most liberal voting records in the GOP.” O’Donnell is reaching out to the hard line conservatives, tea-partiers, etc. She is not focused on attacking Coons yet, because she has an uphill battle to defeat Castle first in the September 14 primary.


    Shrink the deficit, lower taxes, create jobs, and spend less. Obama and his administration are spending the country into the ground. Christine also “believes that heaping trillions in debt on the backs of our grandchildren is immoral.”

    National Security and Foreign Policy:

    Bush-like policy towards terrorism, any act of terrorism should be met with the fullest use of force by the American military and intelligence service. Against giving enemy combatants any constitutional rights.


    O’Donnell is focusing her campaign on the economy and jobs so she has said little on her ideas for education.

    Energy and the Environment:

    Wants to pursue energy independence through increases in offshore drilling and promoting green technology. But like education, she is not focusing much of her campaign’s attention on energy and the environment.

    Health Care:

    O’Donnell is vehemently opposed to Obama’s nationalized healthcare plan and rather proposes that free market competition will help to bring the prices of primary care down.

    Video Links:

    – Announcing Senate Bid in March
    Campaign Site:


    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal