OCTOBER SURPRISE

O’Donnell Releases First TV Ad

Is this supposed to comfort Delaware’s voters? “I am not a witch,” GOP Senate candidate and Tea Party darling Christine O’Donnell says in her first general-election ad, which will air Tuesday night but was released Monday night. Fighting back against the series of embarrassing videos released about her—on matters ranging from her anti-masturbation campaign in the ‘90s to a youthful foray into witchcraft—O’Donnell said she’s “nothing you’ve heard. I’m you.” O’Donnell hired Republican ad master Fred Davis to rehabilitate her image before the general election, where she faces Democrat Chris Coons. Clad in a black blazer and pearls, O’Donnell attacks Washington's spending and back-room deals before repeating “I’m you” at the end.