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Christine O’Donnell blasts Republicans in fundraising letter for new PAC

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It’s Christine O’Donnell versus the world.

Defeated 2010 Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell sent out the first letter to raise money for her new political action committee Tuesday, slamming Democrats, Republicans, and vowing to “investigate…billionaire leftist George Soros.”

Called “ChristinePAC,” the group is raising money to fund congressional candidates, advocate for conservative causes and apparently settle scores left unresolved after her run for Senate against now-Sen. Chris Coons last year.

“You’ve probably heard about the latest smear on me.  The establishment is going to keep attacking and keep trying to destroy those they think might be a threat,” the letter reads. “A strong ChristinePAC will enable me to counter the liberal-controlled GOP establishment.”

O’Donnell blasted the Republican Party on the campaign trail last year for what she said was a lack of support for her candidacy. The National Republican Senatorial Committee donated the maximum amount to her campaign but it wasn’t enough to heal the wounds from the election in which O’Donnell regularly complained that she did not have enough support from Washington Republicans.*

For O’Donnell, the battle against Republicans is just the half of it.

Democrats widely criticized O’Donnell during the campaign for once saying that she “dabbled in witchcraft” and for leading a national group in the 1990s devoted to discouraging masturbation. She famously said later that she was “not a witch” or “any of the things you’ve heard” and that her views “have matured.” In the letter, O’Donnell promises to “investigate and counter attack leftwing groups” who keep “after me because they consider strong, Republican women a danger to their status quo.”

According to the e-mail, the PAC will also pay for O’Donnell, who has had financial problems in the past, to continue to travel and do political work for the Tea Party movement.

“Your donation also enables me to speak out in many venues from Coast to Coast, thereby helping support a nationwide effort. This is a way that will help me counter attack our opponents and bring the battle to them,” the letter reads.

“I pray you will send your immediate and generous donation as you have done before.”

*This article originally reported that NRSC Chairman Sen. John Cornyn did not immediately support O’Donnell when she was elected. Cornyn released a statement the day of the election in support of O’Donnell, but would not say before the election if he would support her if she were nominated.

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  • laphil

    It’s one thing to be a tea-party conservative, which is fine by me, but it’s another thing to out to lunch mentally, as Christine O’Donnell truly appears to be in a lot of ways. Notice the other tea-party candidates who were over the top, namely Sharon Angle and Carl Palladino also lost in the November election. It’s time we conservatives stopped thinking we have to march in lockstep and started being a little more discerning.

  • bheld

    If she uses the PAC to defeat the Repub Establishment (RINOs), I’ll be glad to donate.

    This gal is being treated just like Sarah Palin.

    • GeniousIQ

      You’re right. Idiots tend to be mocked publicly, and they should be.

      • The_anniebanannie

        Must be why everyone here laughs at you.

    • samac

      Combat George Soros? He is probably funding this embarassment. Proven track-record: the more she speaks, the fewer votes go to Republicans in 2012.

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