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Palin, Virginia, & the Road to the White House
The Southern Political Report ^ | March 31, 2014

Posted on 03/31/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin: Ex-veep nominee backs three Dixie Senate hopefuls. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), whose support often helps propel underdog conservatives into the winner’s circle, has now endorsed three Republican US candidates who are challenging establishment-backed contenders. The latest is in Mississippi, where Palin has given her imprimatur to state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in his challenge to six-term US Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). Before that, Palin endorsed Oklahoma House Speaker T. W. Shannon (R) over US Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), and Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) in a multi-candidate field to succeed US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA). More to come?

Virginia: Warner leads Gillespie. It’s 46% for US Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), 31% for his GOP challenger Ed Gillespie, and 6% for Libertarian Robert Sarvis, says last week’s Quinnipiac Poll. While the 15-point gap doesn’t look good for Gillespie, he is far less known than Warner and still kept the incumbent below 50%. Meanwhile, Gillespie raised funds in New York City with the help of Mitt Romney.

Road to the White House: Post highlights Rand Paul, Jeb Bush. On March 28, The Washington Post published a front-page story noting that US Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has assembled a 200-person network of supporters, covering all 50 states, to help him organize, raise funds, and gauge his strength, an all-but-sure sign that the small-l libertarian Paul is going for the gold in 2016. Then on March 30, the Post, under the headline, “GOP elite hoping to lure Jeb Bush,” noted that many prominent Republicans, “alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul” and afraid that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) has been permanently damaged by “bridgegate,” are trying to get former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) to run. Stay tuned!!!


TOPICS: Virginia; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014endorsements; 2014midterms; 2016; jebbush; palin; va2014

1 posted on 03/31/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The next nominee will be Romney, Ryan, Bush, Santorum or Palin.

Why ?

The article says “noting that US Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has assembled a 200-person network of supporters, covering all 50 states, to help him organize, raise funds, and gauge his strength”

The day any one of the 5 above announce, they will each have a 20,000 person network of supporters and they only get stronger from there.

In the case of Romney, Bush, Santorum, the day they announce they will each likely have close to a 1 million person network of supporters.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 8:11:05 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t blame her for not running.. But I miss her running...


3 posted on 03/31/2014 8:12:09 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: staytrue

See my tagline and take it seriously.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 8:17:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; WKB; Black Agnes; LibLieSlayer; KC_Lion; houeto; CatherineofAragon; caww; ...

Sarah Palin & Magnolia State Ping

5 posted on 03/31/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: WKB; Black Agnes; houeto; LibLieSlayer

6 posted on 03/31/2014 8:26:53 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: staytrue

No to all of them!!!


7 posted on 03/31/2014 8:27:49 AM PDT by GregB (In memory of Past Your Eyes.)
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To: GregB

Except Sarah!!!


8 posted on 03/31/2014 8:28:44 AM PDT by GregB (In memory of Past Your Eyes.)
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To: staytrue

Bush is the only serious candidate of those, Palin isn’t running, Ryan will never be a political star, Santorum never was. and as desperate for work as he is, he is only known because he was a weak primary opponent of the hated Romney, and Romney isn’t going to make a serious run either, although he may play around to help grease the path for a moderate/libertarian to block a conservative like Cruz.

Romney switched back to being pro-abortion after he won the nomination in 2012, and came out against the pro-life party platform, he would have an impossible time reversing himself yet again.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 8:30:59 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“and Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) in a multi-candidate field to succeed US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA). More to come?”

Karen Handel is running to suceed Saxby Chambliss. Sadly Johnny RINO Isakson is still firmly ensconced and we will hopefully get rid of him in 2016.

Karen Handel who was a good SOS for our state and fought Holder twice to secure our Voter ID law is a moderate republican. She is running agains’t two hard right conservatives. Too bad Sarah isn’t backing Paul Broun who will stand shoulder to shoulder with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee when he gets to DC.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 8:47:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m glad to see that Palin endorsed McDaniel and not the incumbent Cochran. Is this the first time she endorsed a primary opponent against a sitting US Senator?

It’s probably too much to hope that she endorses opponents of Graham and McConnell.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 9:00:04 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: be-baw

What is with the low opinion of her on this supposedly conservative website? Name even ONE other individual who has done as much for conservatism since 2008 and I’ll shut my mouth right now. But you can’t, can you?


12 posted on 03/31/2014 9:06:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand why you think I have a low opinion of her, and I can’t think of any person who has done more for conservatism since 2008 than she.

Her endorsements are valued. Without them I don’t know if we would have gotten Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 9:27:46 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: onyx

BTTT!


14 posted on 03/31/2014 9:40:34 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

So GOOD to see YOU here!


15 posted on 03/31/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Thanks. It’s a good day today ;)


16 posted on 03/31/2014 9:55:26 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: staytrue

Romney, Ryan, Bush, Santorum or Palin.


Only one of those can win. And only one of them should win, as the first four are disgusting, each in their own way. Plus, they would lose, just like Romney already did and McCain, Dole, etc.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 9:59:18 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: GregB

Me too. A HUGE NO to the first four. I hope Sarah runs. I see no other winning alternative that is any good. Cruz would immediately be attacked by Dems (at the last moment actually when it’s too late to run someone else) as not being an NBC. Which he is not.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 10:02:41 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: be-baw; 2ndDivisionVet
I’m glad to see that Palin endorsed McDaniel and not the incumbent Cochran. Is this the first time she endorsed a primary opponent against a sitting US Senator?

It’s probably too much to hope that she endorses opponents of Graham and McConnell.

I don't see this as a slight against Sarah. I have the same question and hope...that she'll endorse Bright against Linda in SC and Bevin against Midge, in KY. We REALLY could use a Sarah endorsement in these two races!!

FWIW, earlier, I was trying to find if Sarah or Senate Conservatives had endorsed Lee Bright against Linda, but so far they haven't.

Fingers staying crossed that we'll get big endorsements against these two DIABLO's (Dim In All But Label Only).

19 posted on 03/31/2014 10:11:05 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe Palin is the only one to really hone in on the issues and not patty cake around them. IMO she will go for the jugular of Obama and the MSM will go into seizures but in the long run truth will prevail to the US public.
20 posted on 03/31/2014 10:19:56 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: be-baw

Sarah Palin has endorsed many candidates since 2010. They have won and lost
as can be expected. I don’t vouch for the accuracy of these list or if any
endorsement answers the question you posed.

Here is the 2010 list
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/palin_tracker/

2012 list
http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/master-list-of-governor-palins-2012-accomplishments/


21 posted on 03/31/2014 10:25:31 AM PDT by deport
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To: Jane Long; be-baw; 2ndDivisionVet
It’s probably too much to hope that she endorses opponents of Graham and McConnell.

I don't see this as a slight against Sarah. I have the same question and hope...that she'll endorse Bright against Linda in SC and Bevin against Midge, in KY. We REALLY could use a Sarah endorsement in these two races!!

You should all know that Sarah Palin only endorses candidates that seek her endorsement. She won't insert herself into a race unless asked first.

22 posted on 03/31/2014 10:46:46 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: deport
Thanks. I did a search for Matt Bevin, Sarah Palin endorsement and I got a hit at the Huffington Post citing a quote from Sarah's facebook page from last October:

Rest well tonight, for soon we must focus on important House and Senate races," wrote Palin amid Booker's win and the deal to end the federal government shutdown. "Let’s start with Kentucky – which happens to be awfully close to South Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi – from sea to shining sea we will not give up. We’ve only just begun to fight.

I can't imagine that Bevin, Bright or Lamar primary opponents would not seek her endorsement, but who knows?

23 posted on 03/31/2014 11:24:21 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: onyx

I saw something about Jeb Bush on Fox earlier today. I changed the channel.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 12:02:05 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: staytrue

I think you over estimate Rick Santorum’s drawing power. I like the guy, but, he won’t get very far. The religious right is his strong suit, but beyond that..... nah.


25 posted on 03/31/2014 7:37:57 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: GregB

Glad your Post #8 followed your Post #7. I was about to ask you: “Why not Sarah?” Of those listed, she’s the only one I would get enthusiastic about. I’d love to see her and Hillary face off.


26 posted on 03/31/2014 7:40:37 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: be-baw

Maybe I’m missing something be-baw, but Sarah Palin is highly esteemed on this website. FReepers love Sarah.


27 posted on 03/31/2014 7:44:02 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: little jeremiah; All

Well, how about a Palin/Cruz Ticket. First woman for Prez and first Hispanic ever on the same Ticket. I’d love to see Sarah side-by-side with Hillary on the same stage.


28 posted on 03/31/2014 7:46:49 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

Getting used to this newer used computer and Windows 7..just love Sarah..will follow her anywhere..


29 posted on 03/31/2014 7:49:49 PM PDT by GregB (In memory of Past Your Eyes.)
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To: staytrue

Palin has over 4 million Facebook followers and more than 1 million twitter followers.

She would also have a 1-million-person network the day she announces. At least.


30 posted on 04/01/2014 11:02:28 AM PDT by hrh40
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