This past week, Christine O’Donnell spoke with John McCormack of the Weekly Standard. O’Donnell tells McCormack that operatives are following her and are hiding in the bushes at her apartment/headquarters:
They’re following me. They follow me home at night. I make sure that I come back to the townhouse and then we have our team come out and check all the bushes and check all the cars to make sure that—they follow me.
That’s what’s disgusting, as you can see from the YouTube videos. They knock on the door at all hours of the night. They’re hiding in the bushes when I’m at candidate forums. In 2008 they broke into my home. They vandalized my home. They wrote nasty notes on my front door, on my front porch. They jeopardized my safety. They did the same thing to our campaign office. They broke into our campaign office. They vandalized our campaign office. They stole files. My campaign signs that had my picture—they put a spear in my mouth poked out my eyes, and cut out the part of my heart, and wrote nasty names all over those campaign signs.
I would be a fool to be pressured into disclosing where I live, when I know that the stakes are even higher this time. What makes me think they wont do the same distasteful things they did in 2008 when the stakes are even higher, when we’re even more viable. I mean come on, John, you’re a class act. You don’t want to—you know that this is a security issue. You know what they’re capable of.
Meanwhile, as reported by Delaware Online, at a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night, Delaware GOP videographer John Hawley, and O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch got into a scuffle:
State GOP staffer John Hawley and Evan Queitsch, a supporter of U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell got into a scuffle after a Founder’s Values group candidate forum Monday night.
During the event, Hawley had been standing in the back of the room video taping the candidates speaking. Hawley has traveled to candidate forums across the state during the campaign to record speakers.
Afterward, Hawley remained in the auditorium filming O’Donnell as she talked to attendees. When O’Donnell went to leave and Hawley followed, the trouble started. During the altercation, Hawley continued to record the interaction in a camera he had been holding.
Queitsch was part of a group of four O’Donnell staff members that had circled around the candidate to keep Hawley and a member of the press from getting near her. When O’Donnell walked out the door, the staffers blocked the entrance.
Apparently Christine O’Donnell isn’t the only one seeing people in the bushes. Friday night at 11:39 p.m., O’Donnell supporter Evan Queitsch tweeted the following:
@degop camera boy found hiding in O’Donnell’s bushes…same guy was stopped @foundersvalues event for stalking. #desen #delaware
11:39 PM Sep 3rd via TweetCaster
However, John Hawley was nowhere near O’Donnell headquarters or any candidate forums on Friday night. It must be something in the water.