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07/23/2013 09:44 am ET Updated Jul 23, 2013

Christine O'Donnell Considering Senate Run

Tea party favorite Christine O'Donnell is considering a run for Senate.

The Wilmington News Journal reports O'Donnell is interested in challenging Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who defeated her in a 2010 special election for Senate.

O'Donnell tweeted about a potential Senate run Tuesday, hitting Delaware's Senate Minority Whip Greg Lavelle (R-Sharpley) for saying she needed to decide on a run right away.

“The decision to run is a big one, particularly for a United States Senate seat," Lavelle said, according to the Wilmington News Journal. "There’s a lot of variables involved. But to run a serious race, or give somebody else the ability to run a serious race, you don’t [decide] in May of 2014. You do that now."

"Lavelle's statement that candidates can't decide to run in 2014 until I make a decision suggests he's stuck in back-room deal mindset," O'Donnell tweeted in response. "Healthy grassroots allows anyone to run & good leadership makes sure the party isn't divided after a vigorous primary!"

O'Donnell went on to list family as a major factor in her decision on a potential Senate run:

O'Donnell won a Delaware senate primary in a 2010 special election, but became embroiled in controversy after comments she'd made in the past about dabbling in witchcraft were revealed on Bill Maher's HBO show "Real Time."

Click here for more from the Wilmington News Journal.

UPDATE: O'Donnell later tweeted that a Senate run isn't on her radar right now:

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