"...by beating a party-backed candidate, Representative Michael N. Castle, in the Senate primary in Delaware."
I don't know that much about O'Donnell, but I was dismayed by efforts to portray her as unstable because she went to court after she was subjected to what she thought was sex discrimination. And I don't know much about Castle, but why was a 70-year-old man running for a first term in the Senate? That struck me as self-centered vanity at odds with the interests of his party — which was particularly suspect given his RINO record. So — good for O'Donnell.
UPDATE: NRSC reverses itself. A little slow on the uptake. They need to readjust their attitude fast.