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'I'm Not A Witch,' Republican Candidate Christine O'Donnell Tells Delaware Voters

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In a new ad, Christine O'Donnell responds to a clip of her, from Oct. 29, 1999, on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect, that has resurfaced since she won the Delaware Republican primary:

I'm not a witch. I'm nothing you've heard. I'm you.

None of us are perfect, but none of us can be happy with what we see all around us: politicians who think spending, trading favors and back-room deals are the ways to stay in office. I'll go to Washington and do what you'd do.

I'm Christine O'Donnell, and I approve this message. I'm you.

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In the video, O'Donnell tells Maher and his panelists the following:

I dabbled into witchcraft — I never joined a coven.  But I did, I did. I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do.

One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that. We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.

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According to ABC News, "O'Donnell appeared on the political talk show on 22 different episodes, and Maher has said he will air a clip of O'Donnell every week until she agrees to appear on his show."