Christine Therese O’Donnell (born August 27, 1969) is an American conservative activist in the Tea Party movement best known for her 2010 campaign for the United States Senate seat from Delaware vacated by Joe Biden.
Christine Therese O’Donnell (born August 27, 1969) is an American conservative activist in the Tea Party occupation best known for her 2010 disquiet for the United States Senate chair from Delaware vacated by Joe Biden.
O’Donnell was born in Philadelphia and began her career as a public family and promotion consultant in the in advance 1990s. After attending Fairleigh Dickinson University, O’Donnell was sprightly in Republican organizations and campaigns. She then worked for such organizations as Enough is Enough and Concerned Women for America. Later, O’Donnell received her own consulting firm.
With strong financial maintain from the Tea Party movement, she defeated nine-term U.S. Representative and former governor Michael Castle in Delaware’s September 2010 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, despite Castle’s mammal the favorite to accept the seat back from the Democrats. In pretense so, O’Donnell caused an uproar along with the political establishment. She free in the general election to Democrat Chris Coons by a margin of 57% to 40%.
O’Donnell’s 2010 Senate run was her third attempt for the office in five years. In 2008, she was the Republican nominee, losing to the incumbent (also organization as the Democratic VP nominee), Joe Biden, by 65% to 35%. In 2006, she ran in the Republican primary for Senate, finishing third, then ran as a write-in
in the general election, drawing four percent of the vote. After 2010, O’Donnell provided commentary upon the Fox News Channel and CNN.