September 21st, 2010
10:19 AM ET

O'Donnell sidesteps specifics on funds, says 'no truth' to allegations

Brian Todd, Gary Tuchman and Kevin Bohn

Middletown, Delaware (CNN) - Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell, in comments exclusive to CNN, refused to answer specific questions Monday night about allegations she misused funds from her previous campaign and tried to downplay their significance.

On the allegations she said there's "no truth to it."

She spoke to CNN after a candidates' forum. She asked, "Why are you listening to a liberal organization in the first place?" - referring to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonpartisan campaign watchdog group that filed a complaint Monday against the O'Donnell campaign.

Seeking to change the subject, she said "the momentum surrounding this campaign is obvious."

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  1. Joe Kent Island, MD

    The real question is not "why are you listening to a liberal organization", it's why is she ducking the question? Nothing like a politicians duck and divert answer. Maybe we all should look at her Tea bag connection to the Koch brothers or special coverage on Rupert Murdocks Fox candidate maker.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  2. Scott

    OK, while I believe if Mrs. O'Donnell has broken the law then she will have to pay the price. But, I find it strange that Mr. Cooper has spent so much time on the subject. Could there be a hidden bias in his reporting? Look at all of his live blog entries on the subject. Mrs. O'Donnell is a candidate, not an elected official yet. We have how many black caucus representatives who ARE elected officials currently serving who have broken the law. He has spoken about it but to what extent? Why doesn't he spend as much time on elected officials who have been caught breaking the law vs. a candidates accusations. Could it be one group are Democrats and the other person is a Republican, Just mentioning it and make a half hearted attempt to cover the story doesn't give Mr. Cooper the cover of being fair and balanced. Could he be trying to use his position to influence an election? Be honest in your intentions, if you say you don't think a Republican should be elected at least your being honest and forthright and I could respect that, I might not agree but at least I could respect your opinion. I challenge Mr. Cooper to tally up the minutes applied to the Democrats and then the hours devoted to Mrs. O'Donnell and explain that. Mr. Cooper does anything but report fairly and his bias is blatant. Could this be why CNN's ratings are so low. At least on Fox their shows are honest, they tell you what they think but on their actual news shows there covered fairly. P.S. to the CNN followers, don't use Hannity, Beck or OReily as an example, those are not news shows, those are opinion shows and they express their opinion openly, they don't hide like Mr. Cooper.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm |

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