Christine O’Donnell to Stage Tea Party vs. Occupy Debate in Tampa
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Christine O’Donnell is looking to make some trouble in Tampa, Fla.
The former Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware will host a five-day event dubbed Troublemaker Fest at an IMAX theater two blocks from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Republican National Convention will be held.
Her event, slated for Aug. 26-30, will overlap with the Aug. 27-30 GOP convention.
While details have yet to be released and are still being hashed out, O’Donnell plans to host a debate between panelists from the Tea Party and Occupy movements, representing the opposite ends of America’s current political spectrum.
O’Donnell made waves in the Republican Party and earned national headlines in 2010 for her victory in Delaware’s GOP Senate primary, when she defeated GOP Rep. Mike Castle, a nine-term House member who had been favored to win. O’Donnell lost to Democrat Chris Coons, who now serves as Delaware’s junior senator.
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