She has purchased the three ads, to air Sunday night and at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, with the financial help of the tea party movement to showcase stories she hears on the campaign trail. “Tell everyone to tune in,” she said.

Such long TV segments won’t be cheap, but they could pack a punch for a campaign that has consistently lagged the Democratic candidate by double digits in the polls. Barack Obama successfully used the tactic to make his closing argument in his 2008 presidential campaign…

Rally attendees said they didn’t care that O’Donnell is highly unlikely to win, and many said they hoped the event would help boost turnout for GOP House candidate Glen Urquhart. “The first vote I will cast is to fire” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Urquhart said from the rally’s stage.