Faceoff

O’Donnell, Coons Face Off

Can anyone wait to see the Saturday Night Live parody of this one? Delaware Senate candidates Christine O’Donnell and Chris Coons faced off in Newark, Delaware for their first mano-a-mano debate—launching a feisty showdown, laced with barbs. Democrat Coons emphasized his experience as a county executive, and called out Republican and Tea Party favorite O’Donnell’s extreme views, as well as her well-known statements about dabbling in witchcraft. O’Donnell took this lightly, saying, “You’re just jealous you weren’t on Saturday Night Live.” Coons shot back: “I’m dying to see who plays me.” On the actual issues, O’Donnell accused Coons of raising taxes and said he’d be a definite “yes” vote for all of President Obama’s legislation.