WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Christine O'Donnell, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Delaware, says the national party has left her to fend for herself.
"The state party isn't helping us. And we're asking the national Republican senatorial [committee] to help us. We've got the Democratic senatorial committee coming after me. We're hoping that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will help us. But it's two-and-a-half weeks left, and they're not," she said, ABC News' "This Week" reported Sunday.
O'Donnell is running for the Delaware Senate seat Vice President Joseph Biden held for 36 years.
Her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, acknowledged on the program that O'Donnell's upset of Rep. Michael Castle in the GOP primary helped his prospects immensely.
"But I don't think it's been positive for Delaware," he said. "There's been a huge amount of attention paid to things that aren't directly connected to what matters to Delaware."
President Barack Obama, joining Biden in Delaware for a Coons fundraiser, warned Democrats against complacency.
"Although I think Chris has so far run an extraordinary race, I don't want anybody here taking this for granted. This is a tough political environment," he said.