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Flashback: The Palin Effect on 2010 Midterms
Time ^ | 2010 | Jay Newton Small

Posted on 09/07/2018 12:46:27 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

Sarah Palin had a pretty good Super Tuesday. Three of the four candidates she endorsed won, bringing her record in tightly contested races to 8-3 overall this midterm election year.

"Oftentimes I'm looking at the candidate who shares the circumstances in which I've been: underfunded, up against the machine, no big endorsements, running a grassroots campaign with the help of volunteer friends and family," Palin told TIME.

Palin has done particularly well picking winners in Senate and gubernatorial races, having endorsed Senate candidate Rand Paul in Kentucky, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Susana Martinez for Governor in New Mexico and on Tuesday Nikki Haley for South Carolina Governor (though Haley still faces a run off). Palin doted particularly on Haley, one of her so-called Mama Grizzlies, not only stumping for her — an effort she's made for only 7 of the 27 candidates she's backing...

Except for her former running mate John McCain and a lucky few who get a personal appearance, most of Palin's picks benefit mainly from some money, a Facebook post and a few tweets. But even that tends to pack a wallop.

In addition to Perry and McCain, Palin has a long list of incumbents she's endorsed, including Michele Bachmann in Minnesota, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Oklahoma's Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint of South Carolina. She's also backed such establishment Republicans as Carly Fiorina for Senate in California and Terry Branstad for governor of Iowa — both of whom won this week... And that favor could pay dividends if Branstad ousts Democratic governor Chet Culver this fall and Palin runs in 2012. Her gut, it seems, also has a pragmatic side.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: elections; endorsements; haley; mccain; midterms; palin; polls; randpaul
Rand Paul and Nikki Haley were both long shot candidates in their prospective primaries before Palin's endorsement. Where are they now?

And again, it is disgraceful how McCain treated her given her decision to endorse him when his seat was contested. She saved his seat!

1 posted on 09/07/2018 12:46:27 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Yes, the manner in which he did NOT respond in kind to her loyalty was sickening.

2 posted on 09/07/2018 12:50:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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