Losing GOP Delaware senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is seeking to stir up her supporters Tuesday with the release of a fundraising email blasting her oft-cited nemesis, "the establishment GOP," and claiming that she will use her newly formed PAC to take on "billionaire leftist George Soros."
"You've probably heard about the latest smear on me," O'Donnell writes in the message to supporters addressed from her fundraising arm, ChristinePAC. "The establishment is going to keep attacking and keep trying to destroy those they think might be a threat. A strong ChristinePAC will enable me to counter the liberal-controlled GOP establishment."
During her highly publicized campaign, O'Donnell blamed the Republican establishment, who had supported frontrunner Rep. Mike Castle during the primary, for not providing her with sufficient help. The National Republican Senate Committee ended up donating the maximum contribution to her campaign, but didn't invest heavily in political advertising in Delaware.
O'Donnell, who claims in the message to have been the White House's "number one opponent" last November, then goes on to explain one major way in which she plans to channel the efforts of her PAC toward issues perhaps considered to be more in line with the periphery of the GOP.
"ChristinePAC can investigate and counter attack leftwing groups, many funded with one million dollars or more from billionaire leftist George Soros," O'Donnell writes, seemingly adopting a cause most loudly championed by conservative pundit Glenn Beck. "I'm determined not to let them destroy our movement. If I stand alone, though, I'm no match for the liberal media and the political establishment. But, with us standing together to fight, they don't have a chance!"
Here's the entire letter, from Talking Points Memo:
Your incredible contribution of time and money allowed us to send the establishment a powerful message last year. Our fight is not over as so many patriots like you have sacrificed over the years to keep America great!
You've probably heard about the latest smear on me. The establishment is going to keep attacking and keep trying to destroy those they think might be a threat.
They won't let up.
The Left keeps after me because they consider strong, Republican women a danger to their status quo. Larry Kudlow recently said "the hope of the Tea Party rests with you because this is going to be used to discredit the Tea Party in its entirety."
Bill O'Reilly recognizes the viciousness of the Left's attacks on me. Recently on his program he said "...the press relished attacking you. They relished it. They loved it... they didn't go after Carly Fiorina the way they went after you. It was all personal... They just want to demean you... The old boys don't want to give up their power."
I'm determined not to let them destroy our movement. If I stand alone, though, I'm no match for the liberal media and the political establishment. But, with us standing together to fight, they don't have a chance!
That's why I'm starting ChristinePAC.
ChristinePAC can investigate and counter attack leftwing groups, many funded with one million dollars or more from billionaire leftist George Soros.
A strong ChristinePAC will enable me to counter the liberal-controlled GOP establishment in upcoming Congressional Primaries. Remember, for primary challengers to win, conservatives needs to start organizing now in 2011 - or else candidates who reflect our values won't be able to run an effective 2012 campaign.
Your donation also enables me to speak out in many venues from Coast to Coast, thereby helping support a nationwide effort. This is a way that will help me counter attack our opponents and bring the battle to them.
You have helped me come this far. You have been a true friend. Please help me again with your donation. These are battles that will be won or lost based on how much support and organization our side can put forward right now.
That is why I ask you most urgently to lend your financial support to ChristinePAC.
Make your donation right now.
You are the reason I made a stand for our cause in 2010.
You are the reason that President Obama came to Delaware in late 2010, diverting his attention from other states he could have campaigned in. You are the reason that a frantic White House dispatched Vice President Joe Biden, again and again, to campaign in Delaware to defeat me, who they regarded as their number one opponent.
You are the reason that the largest army - busload after busload - of SEIU labor union and ACORN "paid volunteers" came to campaign in Delaware.
My friend, what you helped me do at the six week long Battle of Delaware 2010, sent shock waves throughout the nation. We can build on what we have accomplished if you will help me again in supporting ChristinePAC.
P.S. You stood with me and helped me rock the establishment as we defeated in the GOP primary the most liberal Republican in the entire U.S. House of Representatives. Then, you stayed with me as we worked overtime to expose my big-government Democrat opponent as a pawn of the liberal establishment and a puppet of Democrat Senator Harry Reid.
Now, keep up your commitment. I pray you will send your immediate and generous donation as you have done before. Your dollar will help us fight back and continue to get the message out. Click HERE to contribute securely.