O'Donnell, Coons turn up heat in Senate debate

Democratic candidate Chris Coons, left, and Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell wait for the start of a televised Delaware Senate debate at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, Pool)

October 14, 2010 6:02:34 AM PDT
Trailing by double-digits in most polls, Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell went on the offensive Wednesday, attacking Democrat Chris Coons as a career politician with Marxist views who would raise taxes and rubber-stamp Democratic policies.