Former Delaware Senate candidate and Tea Party affiliate Christine O'Donnell denied allegations Thursday that she misused campaign funds.
"There's been no impermissible use of campaign funds whatsoever," O'Donnell told "Good Morning America" Thursday. "You have to look at this whole thug politic tactic for what it is. ... I'm confident that we will be cleared of any charges.
Reports indicate federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation to look into whether O'Donnell illegally used campaign money to pay personal bills. The investigation is being conducted by two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents, according to an anonymous source who told the Associated Press.
Meanwhile, O'Donell said neither she nor her campaign have been informed of a federal investigation.
"We have heard of no investigation. The AP has been tipped off before my lawyer or our campaign or anyone has been notified," O'Donnell said. "The woman leading the CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) complaint is a former (Joe) Biden staffer who is so far to the left that she's to the left of most leftists."
O'Donnell catapulted onto the national stage after winning Delware's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate -- beating long time Delaware congressman Mike Castle.