Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said God wouldn't release her from campaigning for Senate.

O'Donnell suggested that even as things looked the toughest for her in her bid to win the GOP nomination for Senate, her faith motivated her to continue.

"God continued to strengthen and empower us," O'Donnell said in an interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network. "Because you see that if it weren't for faith, when all logic said it's time to quit, we pursued, we marched on, because we knew God was not releasing us to quit."

O'Donnell taped the interview before swearing off national media shortly after winning her primary challenge to centrist Rep. Mike Castle in her state's Republican primary.

Since that time, a number of media clips have surfaced from the past of O'Donnell discussing her faith's relation to social issues, which have gone unaddressed by the candidate since her national media blackout. Democrats have seized on those past comments to cast her as an extremist, and help Democrat Chris Coons win Vice President Biden's former seat.

O'Donnell asserted that she believed that God had a purpose for her in making it through the campaign, namely to make it to the Senate in time for a lame-duck session of Congress.

"And now, with such an important lame-duck session, you realize why were were to endure all that stuff," she said.