O'Donnell asked for NRSC support at meeting with Cornyn

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell asked for national Republican support during a meeting Wednesday in Washington.

O'Donnell said she asked National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) for financial support in her Senate race, which she said the committee was "considering."

"I asked them to help us, but I'm very confident that if we don't, we're...doing what we need to do to win," O'Donnell said during a short press conference following an endorsement from a gun owners rights group in Delaware.

"That's what we met about, and they're considering it, and hopefully we'll hear more about it next week," she explained.

O'Donnell is trailing Democrat Chris Coons in polls on the Nov. 2 general election and might need as much national support as possible to successfully wage the uphill battle for Vice President Joe Biden's former seat.

O'Donnell had been seen as the weaker Republican candidate for the seat compared to Rep. Mike Castle, the centrist GOP lawmaker who'd been recruited to run for Senate. But Republicans have rallied around O'Donnell since she upset Castle in the Republican primary.

Some Republicans have offered their financial support. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's PAC gave O'Donnell $5,000, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's (R) PAC also plans to donate to the candidate. Some Senate Republican leaders also have aided O'Donnell's campaign from their own funds.

But Cornyn, the leader of Senate Republicans' campaign efforts, has been somewhat circumspect about O'Donnell's chances of winning, noting it's going to be a tough race for the GOP to win.

O'Donnell said even if the NRSC doesn't decide to pour money into the race on her behalf, she still believes she can win.

"If they don't, I'm still confident that we can win," she explained.

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