Ex-Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell: FEC Lawsuit is a 'Witch Hunt'
Christine O'Donnell is shown in this WBOC file photo.
DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell says a Federal Election Commission lawsuit accusing her of improper campaign expenditures is a "witch hunt" and a waste of taxpayer dollars.
O'Donnel, the 2010 Republican candidate for Senate from Delaware who famously declared during the race that she was not a witch, made the comment Friday in a teleconference with the federal judge hearing the case.
O'Donnell also said she is having trouble hiring a local attorney, claiming that at least three lawyers she has talked to have received phone calls warning of "political backlash" if they represent her.
Her former local attorney, Richard Abbott, withdrew last month, saying he hasn't been paid for his services.
The judge said he might consider the extraordinary step of waiving the requirement for local counsel so the case could proceed without further delay.