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Guess who’s on a winning streak in endorsements?
Hot Air ^ | August 3,2011 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 08/03/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT by Hojczyk

I’m not surprised by this, but I am a little surprised that the Washington Post noticed it. Despite media claims that the Tea Party has gone dormant and that Sarah Palin’s influence has waned, the candidates she backs for office have an uncanny knack for winning their elections — even when they start far off the pace:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin — though derided on the left and recently dismissed by former vice president Dick Cheney as a poor pick in 2008 — is nevertheless proving her enduring power within the Republican Party in the most concrete of ways: She keeps picking winners.

Similarly, Palin backed Tea Party upstart Richard Mourdock against longtime incumbent Dick Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary. Palin endorsed Mourdock late in the cycle, just a couple of weeks before the primary.

Each of five candidates she has endorsed this year who have faced primaries or other campaigns have won, including former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, who Tuesday beatthe state’s well-connected lieutenant governor for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. …

She has endorsed just nine Republicans this year — five of them women, according to the Web site of SarahPAC, her political committee. In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, Palin said that she is making down-ticket races, not the presidential campaign, a focus of her efforts this year. She called Senate and House races “so instrumental in reforming government, shrinking it, allowing the private sector to grow and thrive.”

This might be easy to dismiss if Palin made a habit of endorsing front-runners, but that’s not been the case. Ted Cruz started off at a large disadvantage to Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in practically every metric imaginable.

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1 posted on 08/03/2012 12:52:40 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
the candidates she backs for office have an uncanny knack for winning their elections

Too bad she decided to endorse McShame over JD Hayworth.

2 posted on 08/03/2012 12:55:17 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40

didn’t take long for that meme to show up


3 posted on 08/03/2012 1:01:25 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Hojczyk

And come Tuesday, Sarah Palin will have another feather in her hunting cap when Sarah Steelman wins the Primary in Missouri. And goes on to send Ma McCaskill to the recycle bin.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 1:08:20 PM PDT by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: Hojczyk

What was stunning about the endorsement of Mourdock was the chain of events described by the Politico in Indiana on the Friday before the Primary. The Indiana GOP - in cahoots with the SRCC and the RNC - listed a series of events, rallies, phone banks, etc that they were sponsoring for Lugar over that weekend. That went out at 10 AM. At 2 PM that same Friday, Palin endorsed Mourdock. By 6 PM that same night, the Indiana GOP, SRCC, RNC and such WITHDREW all of those events they had planned for Lugar. They basically admitted they cannot compete with her endorsement power.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 1:33:22 PM PDT by antonico
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To: Hojczyk

I wonder what the odds are that Mitt would pick Sarah Palin as VP?..................


6 posted on 08/03/2012 1:37:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: onyx

ping for the list


7 posted on 08/03/2012 1:45:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: donozark
Maybe, and if Steelman wins the MO-US Senate primary on Tuesday, I'll support her in November.

But with all due respect, I will not be voting for Sarah Steelman on Tuesday. She is not the best candidate in that race. I disagree with Sarah Palin on this one.

8 posted on 08/03/2012 1:50:25 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: Prov3456
Who has better conservative credentials than this?

Endorsed by Tea Party Express

Susan B. Anthony

Maggie's List

She-Pac

Missouri Right to Life

50 plus conservative Missouri Representatives.

Senator Lee from Utah (Tea Party activist)

In addition, Steelman is staunch defender of RKBA. A Board Member of Missouri Club for Growth. She is pro-Right to Work. Pro-major tax reform.

A recent survey of 50 establishment Republicans (Maryland Heights Patch-July 16) showed they favored Akin 51% to Brunner (45%) and NONE supported Steelman. These were Republican cmte. people, officials, activists, and party leaders.

Sounds conservative to me...

9 posted on 08/03/2012 2:05:08 PM PDT by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: antonico

WOW.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 2:18:12 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Hojczyk

I’m deeply saddened that Sarah decided against running for the presidency. But I am very pleased at her efforts to help conservatives get elected all over the country.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Hojczyk

As opposed to the other guy who infects candidates with Toxic Baraq Syndrome and can’t get a national candidate in a swing state to appear with him.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 2:23:14 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Hojczyk
I see Sarah Palin's influence in the conservative movement as her 'revenge' for the left's non-stop attempts to make her impotent in politics and the GOP carefully stepping aside and letting Palin take the heat. Not only has she carved out a lucrative career on Fox News and for books and speeches but, more significantly, Palin has emerged as a serious force in electoral politics, despite the left dismissing her influence at every turn and the GOP 'elites' disdaining her, as Dick Cheney did recently, much to the left's delight and much to my disappointment. Sarah Palin will not be dismissed or marginalized because she embodies the spirit of America and the TEA party patriots that she represents so well. I don't see Palin ever being subsumed by Washington power politics.
13 posted on 08/03/2012 2:23:14 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Hojczyk
She has endorsed just nine Republicans this year — five of them women, according to the Web site of SarahPAC, her political committee. In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, Palin said that she is making down-ticket races, not the presidential campaign, a focus of her efforts this year. She called Senate and House races “so instrumental in reforming government, shrinking it, allowing the private sector to grow and thrive.”

Governor Palin gets it. The only way to keep the nobama candidate in line is a bullet proof conservative congress. This is going to be a difficult job to dismantle the socialist slavery system. It will not be done without control of congress.
14 posted on 08/03/2012 2:33:24 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: Hojczyk

ALL the right people HATE Sarah Palin....
Including republicans.. they come out of the closet to HATE HER...

Just being normal makes the normal-phobics hate her..

**Note: Normal-phobics are not always queers.. or pedophiles.. However many are..


15 posted on 08/03/2012 2:56:21 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Jim Scott

These Primary victories are going to be Pyrric if we don’t win the general elections. We absolutely need the most conservative Congress we can get. That will prove Sarah’s bona fides.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 3:13:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

We will need EVERY conservative we can get in there, even if
Romney is elected. Romney is no friend to conservatives.
And without a conservative counter-balance, the GOP could
end up spending like drunken sailors when Bush was president.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 3:26:03 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

We need a conservative Congress for generations, not just to counterbalance Romney, but I hear ya.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 3:42:25 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: South40

Get over it. JD has.


19 posted on 08/03/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: Hojczyk

"Palin endorsements don't mean snot!"

- Karl Rove, March 7, 2012


20 posted on 08/03/2012 3:57:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Josh Painter

Try to get over criticisms of the woman’s political endorsements. She can.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 9:47:02 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40; Josh Painter

C’mon, the guy chose her out of 320 million people to possibly be the 2nd most powerful (and potentially most powerful) person in the world! And you’d backstab someone who did that for you two years later? Seriously?!


22 posted on 08/04/2012 2:18:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m saying if I was the standard bearer for the TEA Party movement I would not even consider soiling my reputation to pay back a political favor to a RINO turd like McCain. Seriously.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 7:52:13 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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