Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (R) at one point tried witchcraft, according to a statement she made in 1999.

"I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven," she said during a previously-unaired portion of the Bill Maher Show. "But I did, I did ... I dabbled into witchcraft."

"I hung around people who were doing these things," she continued. "I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do... One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic alter, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that. We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic alter."

O'Donnell pulled off a surprising upset over Rep. Mike Castle in the state's GOP Senate primary Tuesday, prompting many of her former critics — including Del. GOP chair Tom Ross — to encourage voters to unite behind her. 

She faces Democratic nominee Chris Coons, who currently leads by 11 points.