O'Donnell says she can win without national GOP support

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said Wednesday she can win her race without national Republican support, and needs only $1 million to do so.

O'Donnell, fresh off a conservative upset over Rep. Mike Castle (R), dismissed talk that the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) might not support her.

"That's a shame, but they never thought I could win this race, and I believe that we can win without them," O'Donnell said of the NRSC on ABC'S "Good Morning America."

"They also said that Ronald Reagan wasn't electable," she later added.

Fox News had reported Tuesday evening that the NRSC would give no support to O'Donnell, though a senior GOP aide didn't shut the door to adding support, saying that the committee would be "watching" the race.

But O'Donnell's win caused projection services to immediately shift their predictions in the race to favor Democrat Chris Coons, since O'Donnell, a two-time Senate candidate, had failed badly in her previous bids.

O'Donnell said she was confident that money would take care of itself, though, and that she wouldn't need that much to win.

"I don't know if we'll get money from the national Republican Party, but I know we're going to get the money that we need," she said on NBC's "Today" show.

"We need about a million dollars to finish this last month and a half," she added.

She'll need the support. A pre-primary report with the Federal Election Commission showed that, through Aug. 25, O'Donnell had just over $20,000 in cash on hand and had raised just about $260,000 for the cycle.

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