The midterms are over, and while the GOP regained control of the House, the coronation of the Tea Party movement is still up for debate. Sure, a number of Tea Party candidates won their races, but perhaps the most visible — Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell — suffered a rather significant defeat. So what’s next for Ms. O’Donnell? Some are suggesting that, not unlike her endorser Sarah Palin, a Fox News contributor-ship is just around the corner. Not so, according to a spokesperson.
To call Christine O’Donnell the “break-out star” of the midterm elections would not tell the complete story of the Sarah Palin backed Tea Party candidate who lost her Senate bid in her home state of Delaware. Sure she was the most covered politician in the midterms according to a Pew research project, but nearly anyone who paid close attention would tell you that a lot of the media attention was negative in nature.
Now that the election has ended, what’s next? In an exclusive statement to Mediaite a Fox News spokesperson says that the cable newser “has no plans to hire her.” While it’s probably safe to say that we haven’t seen the end of Ms. O’Donnell in the mainstream media, or even an occasional appearance on Fox News, the regular contribution gig (which can be lucrative) does not appear to be in O’Donnell’s future.
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