September 14th, 2010
10:28 AM ET

Internal warfare among Delaware GOP

Jessica Yellin
CNN National Political Correspondent

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Mike Castle, a nine-term Republican, finds himself in a tight primary race with TV commentator and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday.

In the closing days of the primary campaign, O'Donnell has gotten a boost with an endorsement by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and more than $150,000 in late spending from the Tea Party Express. All these developments have the GOP establishment worried that O'Donnell could take down the Republican they believe is most likely to win in November.

O'Donnell has positioned herself as a conservative gate-crasher.

"We're breaking up the backroom deals," she told CNN. "We're restoring the political process back to the hands of the people." She refers to Castle as the "anointed one."

In an interview certainly free of the usual talking points, O'Donnell told CNN:

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  1. texan

    It is time for these lifetime politicians to be voted out. Republicans and democrats. Wake up america.

    September 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  2. Jambo86

    The upshot of the likes of O'Donnell, Palin, the tea-baggers from Nevada, Alaska and other states is a testimony to the fact that the educational system in the US has really fallen behind. This seems to be part of the plan of big corporations. People get their indoctrination from FOX news and other organs of the corporate establishment. Then the uneducated masses who have never learned to think clearly find that the simplistic, fearful, angry, hate-filled arguments thrust at them by people who are "just like them" are very appealing. It is quite possible that the tea-bagger approach may become a dominant force in US politics. It would be another down-turn but it can happen. It is interesting to see that, like many third-world countries, the uneducated electorate of the US can be convinced to vote against its own best interest by those who would profit from the ignorance of the majority rather than find ways to educate and raise people up. What a world!!

    September 14, 2010 at 11:10 am |