In another delicious tidbit from Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell's political history, the Associated Press
has dug up a startling claim that O'Donnell made back in 2006, during a previous campaign for Senate -- that she had received classified information about a secret Chinese plot to take over the United States.
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As the AP reports, the comments came during a 2006 Senate primary debate with two other Republicans:
She said China had a "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America" and accused one opponent of appeasement for suggesting that the two countries were economically dependent and should find a way to be allies.
"That doesn't work," she said. "There's much I want to say. I wish I wasn't privy to some of the classified information that I am privy to."
When Ting challenged O'Donnell's claim about having secret information, O'Donnell didn't answer specifically but suggested she had received it through nonprofit groups she worked with that frequently sent missionaries there.
The TPM Poll Average
of this year's Senate general election gives Democratic nominee Chris Coons a lead of 55.0%-39.6%