Former Republican Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell donated money to Mitt Romney, saying the former Massachusetts governor isn't "getting a fair shake" from some Republicans.
In an interview with ABC News, O'Donnell, the Tea Party candidate, said that she empathized with Romney has, in O'Donnell's words, been experiencing "nastiness" from Tea Partiers.
O'Donnell said it was important that Republicans focus on Obama rather than each other.
"It’s politics of personal destruction aimed at our own and it’s got to stop,” O'Donnell said. “Right now a lawn gnome could beat Obama in 2012, so, yes, we can be picky, but not nasty or malicious. If we don’t stop the Republican cannibalism we’re simply turning this election over to the Democrats, who certainly don’t deserve it."
ABC reports that O'Donnell has donated $250 to Romney's campaign and plans to give more if Romney wins the nomination.
“Yes, I contributed to Romney,” O'Donnell said. “While I am still undecided, I am leaning more and more towards Romney. Voters are craving strong leadership, Romney has it.”
“Right now, I’m 70 percent behind Romney,” O'Donnell added. “I will absolutely max out if he’s the nominee.”
O'Donnell also reportedly gave money to businessman Herman Cain's campaign —who has taken the lead in a number of Republican primary polls— and plans to donate to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's (R-Ga.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-Pa.) campaigns, respectively.