“I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run,” O’Donnell said in an interview last week. “People sacrificed. Not only came out of their comfort zone – sacrificed to work hard in order to win the primary. And I think that I owe it to them to give it every consideration.”

O’Donnell said the victory of tea party-supported candidate Eric Bodenweiser is a prime example of conservatives’ willingness to work for candidates they believe in, adding that she’s offered to headline a fundraiser for Bodenweiser. She also pointed to conservative Rose Izzo’s campaign for a congressional seat. While Izzo was defeated Tuesday, O’Donnell noted that with very little money, Izzo managed to capture nearly 35 percent of the vote against Tom Kovach, the moderate Republican president of New Castle County Council.