Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele phoned Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell Thursday afternoon to extend the committee's support in her race against Democrat Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsCongress, Trump eye new agency to invest in projects overseas On World Press Freedom Day, elected officials must commit to keeping press freedom nonpartisan Overnight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit MORE, The Hill has learned.

Reached Thursday, O'Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran confirmed that the call took place, but would only say "the conversation went well."  

According to a Republican source, Steele indicated that the committee stands ready to aid her campaign, which will likely include some financial support.

The national party has worked to mend fences after initial reports Tuesday night suggested the National Republican Senatorial Committee would not support O'Donnell in the general election.

Since then, NRSC Chair John CornynJohn CornynOvernight Finance: House panel to take up bill toughening review of foreign deals | Trump acknowledges Cohen payment on disclosure form | Officials set for new round of China trade talks Groups urge Senate panel to reject Trump's pick for Louisiana-based appeals court House panel will consider bill to boost foreign investment review powers next week MORE (Texas) has pledged $42,000 to O'Donnell's campaign from the committee.