Christine O'Donnell Has a Book Deal

Christine O'Donnell has lost an election, but gained a book deal.

The Delaware Republican and Tea Party favorite, defeated in last month's voting for the U.S. Senate, will offer her take on the campaign and her "frustrations" with the political process, St. Martin's Press announced Thursday.

Publication is scheduled for August 2011.

Backed by Sarah Palin, O'Donnell was a surprise winner in the GOP primary, but was widely ridiculed for her lack of experience and for past comments, including statements about her youthful interest in witchcraft and her opposition to masturbation.

At first blush, O'Donnell seemed to be a very unlikely candidate. Yet in the Republican primary she stunned the pundits. O'Donnell received solid support from the state's tea party movement and went on to defeat congressman and former Delaware governor Mike Castle. She was also aided by endorsements from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as well as South Carolina's Jim DeMint.

Earlier this week, O'Donnell announced that she'd like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2012. She emphasized that her hopes for a Clinton 2012 candidacy were derived not from the belief that the secretary of state would be easier for Republicans to beat than President Obama, but because she would make the better candidate.