O’Donnell: Coons’s Senate votes could bring family billions

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, in a new campaign ad, said the family of her Democratic rival stands to gain “billions” from votes he would cast in the Senate.

Using a line of attack that has helped other Republicans in this campaign, Tea Party favorite O’Donnell accuses her opponent, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons, of blindly following the policies of President Obama.

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“She’ll stand for her principles against anyone,” the ad says. “But Chris Coons falls in line, ready to rubberstamp even the massive new energy tax that will cost every Delaware family thousands and could bring Coons’s family billions.”

The new ad shows a photo of Coons with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, smiling and shaking hands. Coons was general counsel to W.L. Gore and Associates, which makes Gore-Tex, but is not involved in day-to-day operations. The Democrat holds stock in the company, which his stepfather owns.