Christine O’Donnell Re-Invited To Iowa Tea Party Rally Featuring Sarah Palin

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According to a chagrined tea party leader, Christine O’Donnell will once again be a belle at the movement’s ball for Sarah Palin this weekend.

The Delaware News-Journal reports the Iowa-based Tea Party of America re-invited O’Donnell to speak at its Saturday event in Indianola, Iowa after booting her from the list of speakers.

On Twitter late Tuesday, O’Donnell wrote she has “humbly re-accepted the re-invitation.”What happened? From the News-Journal:

“We panicked,” said Ken Crow, president and co-founder of Tea Party of America.

After news spread across the Internet that O’Donnell had been dumped by the same tea party movement that catapulted her to victory last September over Rep. Mike Castle in the GOP Delaware Senate primary, tea party leaders had a change of heart and re-invited O’Donnell.

“We’re making room for her,” Crow told The News Journal late Tuesday. “We welcome her and look forward to hearing her speech.”

“We’re grass-roots people,” Crow explained to the paper. “We’re
not professional political operatives.”

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