Christine O’Donnell regrets her words—at least the ones in her “I’m Not a Witch” ad. The GOP Delaware Senate candidate acknowledged that the recent ad—made to appease the uproar over comments she made in the 1990s declaring she “dabbled in witchcraft”— only made the situation worse. “I haven’t publicly stated this, and I don’t know if I’ll get in trouble for saying it, but our intention was to kill it, and that’s not what happened,” the Tea Party darling said on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday.
She said she hopes voters will go to the polling booths with the idea that “this is a woman who wants to lower our taxes,” and not “a woman who is not a witch.” O’Donnell still has a tough battle to fight.
The latest polls show her trailing as much as 19 points behind Coons. The Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate is also facing criticism for not being unable to name a single sitting Democratic senator she’d feel comfortable working with. With less than two weeks away from the election and Halloween right around the corner, O’Donnell said one thing she knows for sure is that she won’t be dressing up as a witch. “I was thinking about just going as Dorothy,” she said. “I killed the witch. There you go.”