WGMD Radio Interview Goes Viral

by Dave on September 2, 2010

A radio interview this morning between Dan Gaffney of Rehoboth-based WGMD Radio and Republican Senate challenger Christine O’Donnell took a contentious turn this morning, and is now the subject of national attention.

From The Hill:

Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s interview with Delaware radio host Dan Gaffney on Thursday offers a pretty good indication of why Rep. Mike Castle (R) is largely ignoring her primary challenge.

The exchange between O’Donnell and Gaffney is cringe-worthy. The radio host, who endorsed O’Donnell’s Senate bid against Joe Biden in 2006, began by confronting her about statements that she won two of the state’s counties against Biden that year.

After O’Donnell denied she never made such a claim, Gaffney played audio of O’Donnell at a campaign rally proving she did. The two then argued over whether the candidate tied Biden in one county. Listen to the audio here.

The two also sparred on whether or not O’Donnell has paid off her old campaign debts, an issue the state Republican Party and Castle supporters have raised repeatedly.

“Isn’t this what’s wrong with Washington, D.C., that we borrow money, we collect money and we don’t pay off our old debts. If I can’t expect my Senate candidate to pay off old debts…” Gaffney said.

“Dan are you kidding me?” interjected O’Donnell. “What happened? Is Castle paying you off?”

Other pundits picking up the story include Hotline On Call, Ben Smith of Politico, Dave Weigel, Taegan Goddard, Patrick Ruffini & more.

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