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10/14/2010 10:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Howard Fineman Tells Keith Olbermann Why Christine O'Donnell Is Attacking The GOP (VIDEO)

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" tonight to discuss Christine O'Donnell. Fineman reported Thursday that O'Donnell is raising money from her Tea Party supporters by attacking Republicans. "I've got Sean Hannity in my back pocket, and I can go on his show and raise money by attacking you guys," O'Donnell said, according to two top GOP insiders.

"Is there any logic to doing it when you're the outsider and you're down by 19 with 19 to play?," Olbermann asked?

"This is the way she's thought from the beginning," Fineman responded. "She's run against the party. I don't think she even wanted Mike Castle's endorsement -- you know, the moderate that she ran against in the primary, she complained the he didn't endorse her -- I don't think she even wanted it.

"I also think she's trying to make the best of a bad situation," Fineman continued. "She's not getting any money from the big shots, so she's using Sean Hannity, as she told these guys: I've got him in my pocket, I can go on his show, and I can run against you to raise money."

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