Christine O'Donnell Camp Apologizes to Radio Station for Lawsuit Threat

Republican Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell
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Republican Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's campaign has apologized to a Delaware radio station for threatening legal action against it, ultimately conceding that there was no legal issue with the network's actions.

WDEL reported on Wednesday that, following an O'Donnell appearance on "The Rick Jensen Show," which was broadcast live on air and streamed on the station's website, O'Donnell spokesman Matt Moran demanded that the video be turned over to the campaign and not released.

Moran, who argued that the campaign had not agreed to the videotaping of the interview, threatened to "crush WDEL" with a lawsuit if the tape were released.

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The station reports that a lawyer for O'Donnell then contacted WDEL's law firm, at which point "WDEL's attorney asserted that the interview and video were in compliance with all applicable laws, was clearly protected free speech under the First Amendment, and that the campaign had no grounds to demand the station withhold it from the public."

The O'Donnell attorney later apologized for the threat and "agreed that there was no legal issue with the video."

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