Republican Christine O’Donnell has a new ad in the Delaware Senate race, continuing her “I’m You” slogan from her previous spot. Unlike the previous one, which sought to confront her past discussions of having dabbled in witchcraft, this one seems to possibly be dealing with the various stories about her financial problems — and dare we say it, engaging in some populist class warfare against her more privileged Democratic opponent, Chris Coons.
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“I didn’t go to Yale. I didn’t inherit millions, like my opponent. I’m you. I know how tough it is to make and keep a dollar. When some tried to push me from this race, they saw what I was made of — and so will the Senate, if they try to increase our taxes one more dime. I’m Christine O’Donnell, and I approved this message. I’m you.”
There’s a funny thing about O’Donnell’s class-resentment line about how she didn’t go to Coons’s alma mater of Yale. It might just further remind people about her own false claims about having gone to Oxford and Claremont Graduate University.
The TPM Poll Average gives Democratic nominee Chris Coons a lead of 57.7%-37.5%.