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Race of day: Christine O'Donnell's longshot Senate bid
She's emerged as a bona fide media star, but Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is still lagging in the polls
Name & Party: Name Here

DEMOCRAT

Chris Coons

Name Here

REPUBLICAN

Christine O'Donnell

Basic Info: Lawyer and elected county executive

Age: 47

Conservative issues advocate

Age: 41

Issues:
  • Supports health-care reform
  • Supports Afghanistan withdrawal timeline
  • Pro choice
  • Wants to repeal health-care reform
  • Thinks timeline would embolden terrorists
  • Pro life
Polling At: 55% 37%
Campaign Chest: $1.2 million
$2.6 million
Key Quote: "I am not now nor have I ever been anything but a clean-shaven capitalist." "You're just jealous you weren't on 'Saturday Night Live.'"
Petty Controversy: Wrote article for college newspaper with the headline "Chris Coons: The Making of a Bearded Marxist"; claims title was a joke

During an appearance on "Politically Incorrect" in late '90s admitted that she had "dabbled in witchcraft," including holding a "picnic on a satanic altar"
Wild card: While the GOP establishment has been reluctant to back O'Donnell, she is pulling in millions in online donations from Tea Partiers and conservatives across the country
Dueling Ads: "Chris' plan for Washington": Coons says he would stop bailouts and end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas
"What I'm made of": O'Donnell says she is not a child of privilege — "I didn't go to Yale" — but she'll be a tough advocate for keeping your taxes low


Chris Coons' "Plan for Washington":

 

Christine O'Donnell's "What I'm Made of":

 

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