Delaware debate pits Christine O'Donnell against Coons
Delaware Republican Senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell has sought to play down past controversial comments as she faced her Democratic rival in a debate.
She and Chris Coons are competing for the former seat of Vice-President Joe Biden in November's mid-term elections.
Ms O'Donnell said remarks she had made about witchcraft, sexual abstinence and evolution were not relevant to the race - a position Mr Coons contested.
She is seen as a rising star of the conservative Tea Party movement.
14 Oct 2010
- From the section US & Canada