Report: O'Donnell said she's got "Sean Hannity in my back pocket"

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Howard Fineman reports on the Huffington Post that Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is trying to leverage Fox News -- specifically Sean Hannity's unabashed patronage -- to stick it to the establishment Republicans who continue to withhold their cash from her cause:

Specifically, according to two top GOP insiders, she said at a strategy meeting with DC types last week: "I've got Sean Hannity in my back pocket, and I can go on his show and raise money by attacking you guys."

Fineman notes that O'Donnell appeared on Hannity's radio show today and criticized the National Republican Senatorial Committee. For his part, Hannity "expressed sympathy with O'Donnell's fiscal plight and gave a glowing review of her performance in last night's televised debate with Coons. Hannity criticized party insiders for not backing her with cash or endorsements," according to Fineman.

As Joe Strupp reported, a Fox News source previously said O'Donnell appeared on Hannity in September after cancelling on Fox News Sunday to "get a certain kind of treatment." Nevada Republican Senate Candidate Sharron Angle also reportedly said that when she made an appeal on "Sean Hannity's television show we made $40,000 before we even got out of the studio in New York." And we noted that Republican North Carolina congressional candidate Ilario Pantano highlighted praise he received from Hannity in a fundraising email and a press release.

Here's audio from O'Donnell's appearance/fundraiser on Hannity's radio show today:

Sean Hannity
The Sean Hannity Show
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