Christine O'Donnell cancels TV appearances

The socially conservative Senate candidate backs out of "Face the Nation" and "Fox News Sunday"

Published September 18, 2010 4:32PM (EDT)

Christine O'Donnell, the tea party darling whose Republican primary win in Delaware's Senate race shocked the GOP, has canceled her appearances on two national news shows.

O'Donnell had been set to appear on "Face the Nation" on CBS and "Fox News Sunday."

Campaign spokeswoman Diane Banister told The Associated Press on Saturday that O'Donnell canceled so she could attend previously scheduled events, including a Republican picnic Sunday in Delaware's Sussex County, where she received key support.

Banister says O'Donnell would love to appear on the shows in the future.

On Friday, O'Donnell made her first national appearance since her primary win in Washington at the annual Values Voters Summit. Her appearances on the news shows would have further put her in the national spotlight.

By Associated Press

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