Christine O'Donnell: No 2014 rematch

Getty Images

Republican Christine O’Donnell has very little interest in a rematch with Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) this year.

ADVERTISEMENT
Less interest, in fact, than crippling her own hand.

O’Donnell said Thursday, according to The News Journal, that she’d "rather slam my hand in a car door" than launch another campaign this year, and that a rematch with Coons would be “highly unlikely.”

The Tea Party candidate infamous for declaring she was "not a witch" in a 2010 campaign ad had previously left the door open to a rematch with Coons, who trounced her that cycle.

Boosted by the Tea Party, O'Donnell easily won the 2010 GOP Senate primary over establishment favorite and former Rep. Mike Castle, who was seen as the stronger general election candidate.

Many believe O'Donnell's win in the primary helped prevent Republicans from winning back the Senate in 2010, in what was a landslide year for the party. 

Revelations surrounding her youthful experimentation in witchcraft and a number of gaffes in debates and along the campaign trail — as well as an infamous ad in which she declared "I am not a witch" — sank her candidacy and helped Coons to win with 57 percent of the vote.