Christine O’Donnell, the Delaware Republican who lost her race for the U.S. Senate last year, was first invited and then booted from the lineup of Tea Party speakers on Saturday.
The group has re-invited O’Donnell, who defeated moderate congressman Mike Castle for the GOP Senate nomination. She lost the general election to Democrat Chris Coons.
“We’re making room for her,” Tea Party of America president Ken Crow told The News Journal of Wilmington, Del. on Tuesday. “We welcome her and look forward to hearing her speech.”
O’Donnell is still trying to live down a comment she made years ago that she dabbled in witchcraft, which spawned a Senate commercial last year of her saying “I’m not a witch. …I’m you.” She told CNN recently that she hated the TV spot.