Reversing course from a statement issued last night after Christine O’Donnell’s stunning win against RINO Mike Castle, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has announced that they will donate to O’Donnell’s campaign.
Last night, an unnamed NRSC official told FOX News that the group would not be providing any funding to O’Donnell. After an apparent uproar by conservatives, it seems the NRSC has decided shunning a popular Tea Party candidate supported by many of the party’s own donors may not be the best course of action.
John Cornyn, NRSC head and subject of quite a bit of conservative vitriol during the O’Donnell / Castle battle, issued the following statement.
“Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee’s chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.
“I reached out to Christine this morning, and as I have conveyed to all of our nominees, I offered her my personal congratulations and let her know that she has our support. This support includes a check for $42,000 – the maximum allowable donation that we have provided to all of our nominees – which the NRSC will send to her campaign today.
“We remain committed to holding Democrat nominee New Castle County Executive Chris Coons accountable this November, as we inform voters about his record of driving his county to the brink of bankruptcy and supporting his party’s reckless spending policies in Washington.
Cornyn also left the possibility of independent ad expenditures for O’Donnell open, depending on whether she can make the race competitive. I don’t think that’s outrageous.
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