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Latest Christine O'Donnell Items
Tea Party challengers like Christine O'Donnell winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Delaware over moderate Michael Castle and Carl Paladino winning the Republican primary for governor over moderate Rick Lazio in New York could mean one of two things.
The surprise winner of Tuesday's U.S. Republican Senate primary drew cheers and applause from the evangelical Christians who made up most of the audience at the annual Values Voters Summit Friday.
There's nothing quite like a slap across the face to get a man's undivided attention. Sometimes, one slap is not enough. The Tea Party seems ready with more slaps, if necessary.
The nominee who stunned her party makes her Washington debut at the annual Values Voters Summit, telling social and religious conservatives that no one is trying to take over the party or take over the country. She says — and these are her words — "we have always been in charge."
President Obama's glittering campaign for the White House two years ago is a hard act to follow.
Few political analysts thought Christine O'Donnell, political neophyte and perennial outsider candidate, would defeat heavyweight, nine-time Rep. Michael N. Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s former Senate seat. Against what initially seemed like insurmountable odds, Miss O'Donnell soundly beat Mr. Castle 53 percent to 47 percent.
In one of the most stunning results of the midterm season, marketing consultant Christine O'Donnell, backed with endorsements from tea party activists and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, became the latest "outsider" candidate to knock off an establishment-backed Republican by defeating Rep. Michael N. Castle in Delaware's Senate primary.
As the electoral fog lifted after this week's primaries, the Republican Party on Wednesday began the awkward task of reaching out to "tea party"-backed winners they previously shunned.
Whatever the fate of the slate of "tea party" candidates running in November, conservatives say this year's primary season already has changed the Republican Party for the better.