Washington (CNN) - In the days leading up to what looked like an upset win in Delaware's Republican Senate primary, Christine O'Donnell found out the perils of being in the national political spotlight.
"I've put my name on the line," O'Donnell said at a recent candidates forum in Delaware. "And I've taken a lot of hits ... a lot of character assassination."
The Tea Party-backed candidate has been repeatedly mocked by pundits for not only her lack of experience but for her past.
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