DOVER, Del.— Newly nominated GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says she will plead with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn to devote resources to her race “for the greater good.”
After delivering her acceptance speech Tuesday night to a small — but vibrant — crowd at the Elks Club, the Delaware Republican told The Daily Caller that she plans to tell Cornyn that “the greater good is worth putting all of this behind us. That there is alot of work to be done and together we can win. And as the saying goes, ‘divided we fall.'”
Asked if Cornyn had called to congratulate her yet, she indicated that he hadn’t, saying, “I don’t have my cell phone on me.”
On Tuesday, Cornyn refused to say whether his NRSC would support O’Donnell. Her primary opponent, Rep. Mike Castle, had been supported by the GOP establishment and was largely viewed as the more electable Republican in Delaware.
But O’Donnell says she’s confident the national Republicans will come around. “I sure hope so, but if he doesn’t these are the folks who I’m counting on and these are the folks that helped me win the primary,” she said while surrounded by supporters. “These are the folks that can help me win the general.”
Republican sources now tell Fox News that the NRSC will not help fund O’Donnell’s campaign.