RNC pledges to help O'Donnell in Delaware

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 CoonsChris CoonsElection-year politics: Senate Dems shun GOP vulnerables Overnight Healthcare: McConnell unveils new Zika package | Manchin defends daughter on EpiPens | Bill includes M for opioid crisis Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare 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 CornynHow the White House got rolled on the Saudi-9/11 bill GOP leaders express reservations a day after 9/11 veto override McConnell opens door to changing 9/11 bill MORE (Texas) has pledged $42,000 to O'Donnell's campaign from the committee.