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October 8th, 2010
11:39 AM ET

O'Donnell to CNN: 'I've matured'

Editor's Note: CNN's Jim Acosta and Bonney Kapp caught up with Christine O'Donnell on the campaign trail. During their interview the topic of her faith came up.

Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell granted me a 10-minute interview at her campaign headquarters on Thursday. Here are the highlights:

On the Bill Maher tapes: "No I haven't been embarrassed. And I'm not saying that I'm proud. You know, obviously what they're trying to do is paint a picture of who I was 20 years ago. I've matured in my faith. I've matured in my policies. Today you have a 40-something woman running for office. Not a 20-year-old. So that's a big difference."

"A lot of what I said ... I had a new-found faith and I saw this an opportunity to talk about the faith on national TV and more as a ministry opportunity. But voters need to rest assured that when I go to Washington D.C., it's the Constitution by which I will make all of my decisions. And I will defend their right to disagree with me."

Read the full story here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Delaware • Politics • United States

soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. hm

    She's finally grown some tlts, has she? Well, it's about time!

    October 11, 2010 at 5:47 am |
  2. Kathy

    NStewart

    I am not a fan of O'Donnell, but I had dabbled in witchcraft many years ago, But now I am an atheist. I have discovered that there are evil forces that you can create, but not in any way connected to the Christians' god or devil.

    Hmm..want to elaborate on that? Just exactly how thats possible?

    October 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
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