Politics & Policy

Palin Will Campaign for O’Donnell in Delaware

In an interview with Sean Hannity last night, Sarah Palin announced that she intended to go to Delaware to campaign for Republican senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.

“She is the right one for Delaware,” said Palin, later adding that she was “excited about” campaigning for O’Donnell.

Palin endorsed O’Donnell five days before the state primary, boosting O’Donnell’s tea-party credentials at a crucial moment.

Calling the new “I am not a witch …I’m you” TV ad “good” and “very positive,” Palin urged O’Donnell “to explain what the real witchcraft and voodoo politics and economics is — and that’s what’s going on in D.C.”

She also expressed sympathy for O’Donnell. “Look at what her opponents are doing to her,” Palin said. “Look at what some in the establishment have tried to do to her and yet they think they saw the light and they’ve come around, too, realizing we need Christine in D.C.”

It’s not clear whether Palin’s presence on the campaign trail will help or hurt O’Donnell in Delaware. In California, another Democrat-leaning state, a recent poll showed that 58 percent of residents had an unfavorable view of Palin. This could prove problematic for Republican senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who was endorsed by Palin in the primary season.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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