Palin Goes on the Air, Hits the Phone Lines for O'Donnell

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Sarah Palin is making her mark on the Delaware Senate race in the final two days of the campaign: after endorsing Christine O'Donnell last week, Palin has recorded a radio ad and robocall being used by O'Donnell's campaign as it looks to take down Rep. Mike Castle, the moderate, long-time frontrunner in this race, in tomorrow's primary.


Hotline OnCall's Jeremy Jacobs reports on Palin's involvement:

"Hi, this is Gov. Sarah Palin," the ad, obtained by Hotline On Call, says. "Vote for Christine O'Donnell for U.S. Senate this Tuesday. The wave of positive change can really sweep across our land with the election of constitutional conservatives like Christine, who promise to use common sense and rein in federal government spending."

Palin endorsed O'Donnell's Senate bid last week, but it has been unclear what her involvement in the race would be. O'Donnell is squaring off against establishment backed Rep. Mike Castle in tomorrow's GOP primary.

The ad is airing both on WDEL, DE radio, and WGMD, which broadcasts into southern DE, according to the stations...

"I can relate to the vicious personal attacks on Christine and can tell you, it's sad to see the establishment's desperation in this," Palin says in the ad, which has the same script as the robocall.

Here's the radio ad, obtained by OnCall. Here's the robocall.

A bit of context: O'Donnell has been attacked repeatedly by the Delaware GOP and the Castle campaign since Tea Party Express endorsed her in late August. You can find most of that material here; it's all publicly reported information about O'Donnell formerly owing over $10,000 in back-taxes (which she says wasn't her fault), her '08 campaign owing money when she announced her '10 bid in March, the fact that she pays half her rent with campaign money (her home doubles as her campaign office), the sale of her house to her campaign lawyer in '08 as she faced action from her mortgage holder, and the fact that she received her undergrad degree this summer 17 years after her graduation due to unpaid expenses. So Palin's line about vicious establishment attacks will resonate with anyone who feels sympathy or empathy toward O'Donnell as all these financial issues are aired by her opponents.

In the last big election upset of 2010, Palin's appearance in ads and robocalls for Joe Miller may have won him the Republican primary in Alaska. Palin will look to recreate the magic in Delaware tomorrow.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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