O'Donnell Camp, Coons Slam Gawker Story

Coulter, NOW weigh in on one-night-stand piece
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2010 12:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Christine O’Donnell’s campaign has slammed Gawker for its one-night stand story, reports Politico—and so has her opponent, Chris Coons, as well as the National Organization for Women. Some reactions:

  • It’s “just another example of the sexism and slander that female candidates are forced to deal with,” wrote an O’Donnell rep on Facebook, linking the story to “Coons goons” who “have proven yet again to have no sense of common decency.”

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  • For Coons' part, a rep called the story “despicable” and “cowardly,” with “absolutely no value at all to any Delaware voters.”
  • NOW called the piece “public sexual harassment” that targeted “all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere.” Meanwhile, Ann Coulter labeled it it “stunning,” reports Mediaite, adding, “This is the Democratic Party, America.”
  • O’Donnell herself, though, kept quiet: asked about the story on Hannity last night, she'd had such a busy day campaigning, she was unfamiliar with it.
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