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O’Donnell Outpaces Coons in Fund-raising (2 to 1)
The Wall Street Journal/Washington Wire ^ | October 15, 2010 | Brody Mullins

Posted on 10/15/2010 5:38:23 PM PDT by Delacon

Christine O’Donnell, Delaware’s Republican Senate candidate, surprised her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, by raising more than twice as much money in the three months ending Sept. 30, according to the campaigns.

O’Donnell also has twice as much money in the bank for the final stretch of the campaign.

O’Donnell’s campaign and Federal Election Commission records show that the Republican raised $3.9 million in July, August and September; Coons reported raising $1.5 million.

She also ended the quarter with a bigger bank balance — $2.6 million – compared with Coons’s $1.3 million, fund-raising reports show. O’Donnell was the upset winner of a Republican primary in August, beating Republican Rep. Michael Castle, who was considered a shoo-in for the Senate seat formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden and President Barack Obama traveled to Wilmington, Del., today for a fund-raiser for Coons.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: chriscoons; christineodonnell; coons; delaware; obama; odonnellslobberfest; palin; senate; teaparty
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Another indication that nobody should write Christine O'Donnell off. Money talks, bullsh*t(read polls) walks.
1 posted on 10/15/2010 5:38:27 PM PDT by Delacon
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To: MarkLevinFan

ping


2 posted on 10/15/2010 5:39:44 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

Spend wisely, my child. All that money ain’t worth a hoot if you don’t target your audience with the correct message.


3 posted on 10/15/2010 5:41:08 PM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Delacon

Bet she wins. Scott Brown was the same way. People now would vote for a Kangaroo before a Democrat. They are exposed.


4 posted on 10/15/2010 5:41:28 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Delacon

Three weeks is a lifetime in politics. Especially when the polls are cooked.

Pray for America


5 posted on 10/15/2010 5:48:26 PM PDT by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: Delacon

how is possums doing?


6 posted on 10/15/2010 5:48:54 PM PDT by dep (all that is necessary for liberals to triumph is for honest people to do nothing)
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To: Delacon
Christine O’Donnell, Delaware’s Republican Senate candidate, surprised her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, by raising more than twice as much money in the three months ending Sept. 30, according to the campaigns.

Couldn't happen to a nicer a$$h0le

Well, maybe Dingy Harry!

7 posted on 10/15/2010 5:49:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Delacon
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Never write off a Mama Grizzley.

8 posted on 10/15/2010 5:54:46 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Delacon

I wonder how much of that money is fron DE residents and businesses.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 6:05:06 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Delacon

This is great news. If this comes to pass it will be a win of epic proportions, will it not?


10 posted on 10/15/2010 6:06:05 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone
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To: Delacon

I hope she pulls it off.


11 posted on 10/15/2010 6:09:09 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Yes, a victory here would be the first miracle ever to come out of predictable DE.


12 posted on 10/15/2010 6:11:36 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Delacon

Means nothing.

Until Castle lost the primary Coons didn’t need any money. His was just a ‘SHOW’ campaign.

The DSCC put $170,000 in his campaign each of the last two weeks. Money is pouring in from NARAL, unions, Climate kooks...


13 posted on 10/15/2010 6:13:53 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Delacon
I hope Christine is spending this money on some hard-hitting attack ads against the bearded Marxist.

Anyone from Del. on the thread who can report on the ad wars and the effectiveness of Christine's ads? She needs to pummel this guy.

14 posted on 10/15/2010 6:14:47 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Delacon

I can’t figure it out.

Obama and Biden went to stump for Coon’s who has already won it....

Of course Biden did say of Obama, ‘his brain is bigger than his skull’...


15 posted on 10/15/2010 6:20:20 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Delacon.
16 posted on 10/15/2010 6:20:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Delacon
The Mainstream Media's reaction:


17 posted on 10/15/2010 6:27:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SharpRightTurn

This is just me but I think Christine has been holding back. She knows the base is fired up and doesn’t need to worry about them. She needs to pick up independents who by nature have short attention spans. She needs to get ex Castleites off the sofa and she needs to get unsatisfied dems. Look for her to start hitting hard any day now.


18 posted on 10/15/2010 6:43:00 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: SunkenCiv

You are welmcome. Please put me on your ping list.


19 posted on 10/15/2010 6:44:32 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

Rush says pollsters reported O’Donnell cut Coon’s lead in half after the debate. Game on !


20 posted on 10/15/2010 6:52:50 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: Freddd
Internal Dem polling must show Coons in trouble, so Obie and Joe to the rescue. No other obvious explanation... Dems can't afford to lose this one. In fact, all quarters will be embarrassed when CO'D wins. Rinos, Dems, even conservative media.

I'm sending mo' money !

21 posted on 10/15/2010 6:57:47 PM PDT by chiller ( EVERY Democrat on EVERY level must go)
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To: chilltherats; All
“I wonder how much of that money is fron DE residents and businesses”.

As it happens, because DE is the 3rd least populated state and the smallest state YET our senators have the same voting power as any of the 98 other senators, our candidates always tend to get a load of out of state dollars. We rely on them even. As opposed to donating to say a senator in CA or TX. Donate there to affect an election it gets spread over hundreds of square miles and millions of people. People get more bang for their outta state buck and all here. And don't forget, this is a special election to replace Biden. Be it Christine or Coons, whoever wins on Nov 2nd gets to vote right away on whatever the lameduck congress tries to send down the pike like Cap and Trade, amnesty and Card Check. Not so for most of all the other republican winners who have to wait until January when the loser dems have already voted on that stuff and left office. This one election is important and both parties know it. Send money where-ever you are!

22 posted on 10/15/2010 7:01:53 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

You guys should know better than to armchair quarterback and write O’Donnell off. If there is one thing we know beyond any doubt it is that democrats lie, steal and cheat. All you have to do is watch the Barney Frank debate or the Harry Reid debate and and they were saying one lie after another. Don’t you think the people in Delaware know that? They are going down the tubes like the rest of the coluntry.

Remember Scott Brown? No one thought he could win Ted Kennedy’s seat. O’Donnell’s win is about having her being seated the day after the election and being the 42nd vote to stop Obama. Brown’s victory was about stopping Obamacare. This is the same type of race. It is about stopping Obama’s march into a great depression.

Rasmussen in his latest poll had Coons-O’Donnell at 51-40 % with a margin of error of 4.5%. That can also mean that Coons’ support is soft and O’Donnell stronger than you might think which is why Obama-Biden are there.

Taking the margin of error into consideration the poll could also very realistically read Coons at 46.5% and O’Donnell at 44.5% which is only a 2% difference. Keep in mind that if that is true Coons would be polling below 50 meaning that the undecideds would break against him. right now there is a 4% undecided which means O’Donell would win by 48.5%.

Now do you understand why Obama is in Delaware?

You guys need to play to win or if you don’t see it get off the team.


23 posted on 10/15/2010 7:11:14 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: Delacon

“She needs to get ex Castleites off the sofa and she needs to get unsatisfied dems. Look for her to start hitting hard any day now.:

My problem is with the Republican National Senatorial Committee and the Delaware State Republicans. Near as I can tell either group is not fully behind her. I have now made 3 or 4 donations to her campaign to try and put her over the top.


24 posted on 10/15/2010 7:19:16 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: GilGil

Great minds think alike. Though mine was more from a campaign money angle since I posted this article about how COD has been kicking butt re campaign funds. :)


25 posted on 10/15/2010 7:20:12 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Freddd
I can’t figure it out. Obama and Biden went to stump for Coon’s who has already won it....

..the albatross brought along albatross lite

26 posted on 10/15/2010 7:24:24 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: chilltherats

who cares......no one questioned where bama got his hundreds of millions.....


27 posted on 10/15/2010 7:24:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Delacon

Will the visit from O’Biden be good for some points for COD?


28 posted on 10/15/2010 7:26:40 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Delacon

...if Palin and Hannity did an appearance together for O’Donnell she’d pull even..........


29 posted on 10/15/2010 7:29:23 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: SkyPilot

About time someone posted a photo of that nasty b**** who was moderating the debate the other night... :-)


30 posted on 10/15/2010 7:37:27 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Parley Baer
Totally agree. Read my post #1, the RNSC and I hope the state GOP pay a price. As for the RNSC, did you know that they tried to get Senator Cornyn to run(thinking he would be less proactive) and replace leading pro tea partier Senator DeMint as chairman of the Republican Steering Committee because DeMint has been so successful leading the teaparty movement from his position? Cornyn fortunately declined. Good man. The RNSC is so worried about upstart incomers criticizing their “keep my job, business as usual” mentality, they were willing to sacrifice their base and the good of the country and maybe a senate majority. The problem with the state GOP is that it is run out of RINOland New Castle County. I don't know what to do about that. Castle should retire to Florida and Tom Ross should be his cabana boy.
31 posted on 10/15/2010 7:47:54 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Delacon

I will be so so so happy if she can pull this off for so so so many reasons, not the least of which is to poke these RINOs running the republican party in the eye.


32 posted on 10/15/2010 8:23:01 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: Doogle
I can’t figure it out. Obama and Biden went to stump for Coon’s who has already won it.... ..the albatross brought along albatross lite

Zero brought half zero.

The bite me seat is totally up for grabs.

33 posted on 10/15/2010 8:24:35 PM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!!!)
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To: evad

“The bite me seat is totally up for grabs”.

I love that. Wish it could fit on a bumper sticker.


34 posted on 10/15/2010 8:42:04 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: SharpRightTurn; casino66; Poetgal26; generationgop; wschrader; Hurricane Andrew; Uncle Jazzbo; ...
“I hope Christine is spending this money on some hard-hitting attack ads against the bearded Marxist.
Anyone from Del. on the thread who can report on the ad wars and the effectiveness of Christine's ads? She needs to pummel this guy.”

I hope so too! Also hope every DE Freeper will call everyone they can and urge them to vote for O'Donnell! I have donated to Christine from down here in Florida, so hope every Freeper who can will send her a donation. Even a $10 bill will really help! Heard some folks are making $20.10 donations to various candidates.:)
http://christine2010.com/

35 posted on 10/15/2010 8:47:55 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Allen West - US House FL 22 --- Marco Rubio - US Senate ---Scott/Carroll - Gov/Lt.Gov.)
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To: Delacon

With the relentless negative media coverage against O’Donnell which acts as ads for Coons, I’m not so sure this is such an advantage here.


36 posted on 10/15/2010 8:50:16 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: GilGil

“You guys should know better than to armchair quarterback and write O’Donnell off. If there is one thing we know beyond any doubt it is that democrats lie, steal and cheat. All you have to do is watch the Barney Frank debate or the Harry Reid debate and and they were saying one lie after another.”

Not to mention Coons. If you didn’t know who he was and just listened to his opening statement in the debate, you’d swear he was the Republican candidate, going on and on about how Washington is broken and needs to change, blah, blah, blah... WELL, BUTTHOLE... WHOSE FREAKING PARTY IS **IN CHARGE** IN WASHINGTON and HAS BEEN FOR TWO YEARS? Oh, yeah... that’s right. It’s YOUR PARTY, you LYING JACKASS.

/rant


37 posted on 10/15/2010 8:54:25 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: Doogle

“...if Palin and Hannity did an appearance together for O’Donnell she’d pull even.”

I thought I read somewhere that Palin was coming to Delaware to campaign for her.


38 posted on 10/15/2010 8:54:59 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: chiller

ME TOO!

Just pledged another C-Note to the lady!


39 posted on 10/15/2010 9:12:03 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: hoosiermama

“Will the visit from O’Biden be good for some points for COD”?

Since it was a 100 dollar a seat untelevised get together at the ritzy Grand Opera House in the heart of liberal bastion Wilmington, I think its more about money than votes. It certainly wasnt about pulling in the 50% unemployed black youth vote in the city hardest hit in that demographic. Preaching to the choir is what they were doing. Dare an interested citizen/riff raff ask the ex senator and president and senatorial candidate be asked a difficult question. Not exactly a political rally. In fact, I read O’Biden and Coons are going to split the proceeds. I think it definitely wont hurt COD.


40 posted on 10/15/2010 9:50:34 PM PDT by Delacon ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H. L. Mencken)
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To: Pravious
If you didn’t know who he was and just listened to his opening statement in the debate, you’d swear he was the Republican candidate, going on and on about how Washington is broken and needs to change, blah, blah, blah... WELL, BUTTHOLE... WHOSE FREAKING PARTY IS **IN CHARGE** IN WASHINGTON and HAS BEEN FOR TWO YEARS? Oh, yeah... that’s right. It’s YOUR PARTY, you LYING JACKASS.

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Coons, the Marxist liberal being given a pass by the Piss-Stream Media.

chris coons
     Chris Coons of Delaware - 'I studied under a bright and eloquent Marxist
     professor at the University of Nairobi'


41 posted on 10/15/2010 9:55:09 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Delacon
O'Donnell for president 2012

screw the rat basterd republican backstabbing socialist light party ! !

bring the troops home to attack capital hill and rout the enemy within ! ! !~ !

42 posted on 10/15/2010 9:57:44 PM PDT by KTM rider ( Liberty is hijacked by the wealthy elite, US political system is their mercenary force)
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To: Delacon

I sent my TX $$$.


43 posted on 10/15/2010 10:02:40 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: cherry

Lol, I wasn’t asking out of concern for the source in the terms you refer to. The reason I asked is because if all or mostly all of the contributions she’s receiving are coming from out of state, the fact that she’s outraising Coons 2 to 1 it says nothing good about in-state voter support, which of course is what she needs in order to win the election Nov. 2. OTOH, if the money is mostly coming from in-state, then the new poll jump may be just the tip of the iceberg.


45 posted on 10/15/2010 10:23:25 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Pravious
Yep, thats the DNC strategy, narrative, and talking points.

In the final days, she needs to attach Obama around his neck like a millstone.

46 posted on 10/15/2010 10:35:21 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: KTM rider

sheesh. spell checker is our friend.


47 posted on 10/15/2010 10:38:00 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
" sheesh. spell checker is our friend. "

please pardon me, I was under the impression that this forum is about the exchange of conservative idealism and not an english grammar symposium .

IMO a more appropriate response would be to the concept and not to the minutia of correct spelling

48 posted on 10/15/2010 10:57:45 PM PDT by KTM rider ( Liberty is hijacked by the wealthy elite, US political system is their mercenary force)
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To: Delacon

I sent her $100. America doesn’t need another loser like Coons.


49 posted on 10/15/2010 11:04:19 PM PDT by South40 (My computer beat me at chess. But it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: KTM rider

Now THAT’s more like!! ;-)


50 posted on 10/15/2010 11:20:15 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Worldwide Press Spin, Nov. 3rd? "America is RACIST(sic)". Take that to the bank. Ink already ready.)
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