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Palin Lays it on Line for Steelman in Missouri
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Friday, 03 Aug 2012 | Newsmax

Posted on 08/03/2012 7:13:05 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is putting on a blitz for Missouri Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman after endorsing her two weeks ago.

The 2008 vice presidential candidate is appearing with Steelman at a barbecue in Cleveland, Missouri near Kansas City Friday. This represents Palin's first campaign appearance with Steelman since the endorsement, CNN reports. Palin appeared in an ad and recorded a robocall for Steelman earlier this week.

Palin has high praise for the former state treasurer: "Sarah is an economist who defends our tax dollars – like a mama grizzly defends her cubs," Palin said.

Right back at you, the candidate says. "I am so grateful to have Gov. Palin's support, and very excited to say she will be coming into Missouri to participate in this BBQ," Steelman said in a statement. "I know she will excite folks to come out and take a strong stand against the status quo."

Steelman faces a hotly-contested primary Tuesday against businessman John Brunner and Rep. Todd Akin. The winner takes on vulnerable Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. A recent Mason-Dixon poll showed Brunner leading with 33 percent support, followed by Steelman with 27 percent, and Akin with 17 percent.

Palin has a perfect endorsement record for Senate primaries this year. She backed winners Orrin Hatch in Utah, Deb Fischer in Nebraska, and Ted Cruz in Texas.

As for Steelman, the Tea Party Express also supports her. It sent out an appeal for donations Thursday saying, "With all of the political world's focus on the Senate election in Texas, which resulted in Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz's victory, the Missouri race has been over-shadowed. We are sounding the alarm that the election is this Tuesday."

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Its time to close this race and put Sarah over the top for election day next Tuesday. I didn't tune into this race till after Cruz but I did tonight and donated.I hope others will too. We can't count on just winning the Senate we must make sure it is a Senate that will not betray us and will give us leverage against Romney if he goes wobbly once in office.


http://sarahsteelman.com/

Homepage | Sarah Steelman

1 posted on 08/03/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

From the few polls I’ve read about this race, Steelman had the largest lead in a hypothetical matchup with McCaskill - something on the order of 10-12 points. I confess I don’t know much about Brunner or the other GOP primary candidates, but Steelman sounds like a very strong candidate for the general election.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 7:18:01 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: Syncro; onyx; Maelstorm

Palin/Steelman ping!


3 posted on 08/03/2012 7:26:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Maelstorm

SUPER SARAH!!!

More Sarah Steelman pics

4 posted on 08/03/2012 7:30:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: DemforBush

I checked Realclear and she and Brunner were about equal. The race has closed but McCaskill is underwater as is Obama in MO. MO has shifted to the right since 2008 when McCain barely won. I worry about Brunner’s money. He’s been doing a Dewhurst dumping on Steelman to drive her down.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 7:33:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: smoothsailing

Love it!


6 posted on 08/03/2012 7:35:14 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: Maelstorm; humblegunner

Sarah. Serving Conservative sandwiches for liberals to choke on.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 7:44:30 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Maelstorm
I'm afraid Palin put gender-identity first in this one.

Steelman and Akin are both professional politicians. Brunner is not.

We have enough professional politicians.

Brunner is the best candidate by far.

8 posted on 08/03/2012 7:45:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: lonevoice

I donated to Steelman’s campaign today.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Dont know much about these candidates but you say Brunner is the best one. Can you elaborate a bit on it? I take it he’s no Dewhurst RINO in Tx. If thats the case then Sarah Palin should be somewhat neutral if both candidates are Tea Party worthy IMHO.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 7:58:17 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Maelstorm

I admit, I came looking for pics...


11 posted on 08/03/2012 8:14:18 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Maelstorm

Amen to that, bro!


12 posted on 08/03/2012 8:15:45 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: bigbob

13 posted on 08/03/2012 8:16:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: tflabo
Let's put it this way; the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is running ads listing all the conservative endorsements that Akin has received, concluding with the statement "Todd Akin is just too conservative for Missouri." The only reason the Democrats would be running ads touting how conservative Akin is, is because Claire McCaskill would prefer running against him over Brunner, who is in the lead.

Democrats signal eagerness to face Todd Akin in Missouri

Steelman was the lone Republican opposing tort reform in Missouri.

Sarah Steelman's History of Supporting Trial Attorneys and Opposing Tort Reform

That alone disqualifies her, in my opinion.

Brunner puts his money where his mouth is. He is a staunch supporter of the troops. He rebuilt his family's business from near-bankruptcy. He has never held public office. He believes in small business as the backbone of the economy. He's old enough that he's not going to be there forever. He wants to get government out of the way.

14 posted on 08/03/2012 8:18:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Maelstorm

15 posted on 08/03/2012 8:24:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

See, I’m leaning toward Brunner for the reasons you mention and I really do think he’s the one Claire most dreads running against. I want to vote the right way Tuesday, because this is an important race. And it’s true Steelman is a professional politician who was for tarp and quite a bit of spending.

But my mind is still open - anyone else?


16 posted on 08/03/2012 8:37:42 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Honestly I don’t know a lot about these candidates however initial research of Steelman seems to have an impressive record and she’s been endorsed by the Tea Party Express. However honestly Brunner has an impressive record as a businessman and doesn’t seem like a Rhino and he I believe was endorsed by Freedomworks. I’ve watched them both in debate footage and neither of them really put me off. There was Brunner’s enthusiastic support for Romney but I’m not going to pretend he is Rhino because he isn’t. The US Chamber supports Brunner but the ad they ran attacking Steelman appears to have been just one big lie. I’ll defer to Palin on this one. We are going to get a conservative either way.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 8:38:43 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Amen friend. You have done your homework.

I have been attempting to make such points with nothing negative toward Palin, except that I think she responded to the Steelman request for support too quickly or it may be "gender identity" politics as you state.

Besides being a fav of trial lawyers, Steelman has also done the bidding of MO unions.

Not a good sign for any true conservative.

18 posted on 08/03/2012 8:38:54 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“....Brunner puts his money where his mouth is....”
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Kind of like Dewhurst in Texas! Dewhurst and Brunner also both LOVE negative campaigning—birds of a feather.

Vote for Sarah Steelman. She is a true conservative who is (from everything I’ve seen) most likely immune to the possibility of being seduced by the “go along to get along” type of Republican endemic in the GOPe in Washington.


19 posted on 08/03/2012 8:39:07 PM PDT by House Atreides
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20 posted on 08/03/2012 8:41:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: House Atreides
Steelman is a career politician who is in the pocket of the trial lawyers.

No sale.

21 posted on 08/03/2012 8:46:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: House Atreides
Kind of like Dewhurst in Texas!

I take it that you don't approve of "rich" people.

Shouldn't you be at OWS defecating in the street or attending Communist party meeting or something?

22 posted on 08/03/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: llandres

Good luck in your decision. I don’t know enough to say.
However, I will say this. It is confusing when Palin endorses
one candidate and other Tea Party leaders endorse another.
I realize the Tea Party movement is still growing, but it
would not be as confusing if the Tea Party leaders such as
Palin, Demint, Paul, Lee, and the Tea Party organizations and
Superpaces could decide on one candidate per race and speak
with one voice, as they did in Texas.
Other wise it confuses the grassroots.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 8:49:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Maelstorm

Romney has NEVER reached out to conservatives. Your line
“If he goes wobbly” is not really accurate. Romney, if elected, WILL GO WOBBY, as he knows no better.
However, I agree we need to stack the senate with as many
conservatives as we can get, because Romney will go wobbly
and so will many in the GOP Senate and House.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“....Shouldn’t you be at OWS defecating in the street or attending Communist party meeting or something?”
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Wow...very nice. Later this fall I’m sure that Claire McCaskill will have a position for you to continue your attacks on Sarah Steelman. I suspect those future attacks on Steelman will be no more effective than your current ones.

And, by the way, you know absolutely NOTHING about me. So you’d probably be more effective shooting at targets you can see with some clarity and understanding. If he were here today, Abraham Lincoln might have folks such as yourself in mind when he said “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt.”


25 posted on 08/03/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why is Steelman a lawyer-lover? Is she a lawyer, or married to one? I despise the trial bar, and find it hard to believe that Palin would support such a one. And, no, I do not buy that is is about wimmin.


26 posted on 08/03/2012 9:16:26 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Maelstorm

I’m voting for Todd Akin. I think he’s the best of the three. But I’ll vote for any of them over ObamaClaire.


27 posted on 08/03/2012 10:01:28 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: tennmountainman

Yeah as I was writing that line I thought the same thing but I figured the rest made up for my attributing a stability to Romney that has yet to be demonstrated. What I’m afraid of is having too many wrong kind of Republicans elected who will want to just go along with Romney after what could very well be an electoral landslide victory. The polls are REALLY bad for Obama. He’s lost 15 points in places like CT though I don’t expect Rommeny to win there. The only reason his political obituary isn’t already being written is because of pollsters gaming the sampling.

I keep hoping & praying that Romney will prove us and his previous record wrong but if he doesn’t we need to be prepared for a fight.


28 posted on 08/03/2012 11:58:20 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
We have enough professional politicians.

Agreed

29 posted on 08/04/2012 3:14:31 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The tort reform that was passed has just been tossed out in the courts.

I’m not taking sides yet, but I would like to know more about the bill and more about the details of why she thought she should join the D in attempts to derail this bill. Her comment in the Debate with Brunner follows.

Sarah Steelman
“I have voted for one tort reform bill after another as a State Senator. This particular bill I did not vote for. I would have voted for it had a couple things been changed in that bill, and one of those was a protection for drunk drivers. I wasn’t going to allow that bill to pass because it protected drunk drivers. And I’m sorry Mr. Brunner thinks that that’s okay, but I actually read these bills — I look at them — and I make sure that what I believe in, and what I see in the bill, is best for Missourians.”


30 posted on 08/04/2012 3:38:42 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Akin on NDAA

If Barack Obama is Dangerous, why did Republicans in Congress not just vote once, but vote a second time to give Obama the power to declare an American citizen an enemy of the state and detain that person indefinitely without due process?

This is the $64,000 question that Republicans like Congressman Billy Long, Michele Bachmann, todd Akin, and Vicky Hartzler need to answer. Long and the others voted for the National Defense Authorization Act with its indefinite detainment language the first time it came up for the vote. When Senator Rand Paul’s bill to remove the indefinite detainment came to the House for a vote, these Republicans cast a vote of solid support to give Obama great tyrannical power that defies our Constitution.

Why would you want to give Obama such power if you are the Republican party? That’s something to ponder.

http://bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com/2012/06/if-barack-obama-is-dangerous.html


31 posted on 08/04/2012 3:54:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Steelman, Akin and Brunner in their own words on the NDAA and indefinite detention of American.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbrWFBB2I7o


32 posted on 08/04/2012 4:14:56 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

A Brunner ad explaining Sarah’s tort reform.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4sKdGbCCL4


33 posted on 08/04/2012 4:38:36 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Bunner is far in the lead. He’s going to win. I’m glad.


34 posted on 08/04/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: llandres
Sarah Steelman has been endorsed by:

Susan B. Anthony-Pro-Life

Maggie's List and She-Pac. Both strong advocates for electing conservative women to office.

Tea Party Express

Missouri Right to Life

More than 50 conservative Missouri Representatives.

She is a Board Member of Club for Growth.

She is pro Right to Work. Pro RKBA. Favors MAJOR tax reform.

The crap ads by CofC are just that. Read Fired Up Missouri .org. Unions positively DETEST Sarah Steelman. As they do anyone who advocates for Right to Work legislation.

The Maryland Heights Patch (July 16) published a survey of Republican insiders, activists, leaders which showed they ALL backed Brunner/Akin and NONE backed Steelman! In other words, the country club Republicans, the guys with the ties, HATE Steelman. They feared her in Jeff City and they will fear her in DC. And that is a good thing...

35 posted on 08/04/2012 8:01:06 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Shouldn't you be at OWS defecating in the street or attending Communist party meeting or something?

Just what can be expected from a Dewhurst supporter.

Your statements defecate verbally on Free Republic all the time.

36 posted on 08/04/2012 8:03:21 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: listenhillary

Thanks for the Steelman quote.

Many times politicians have a greater reason to vote in a way that looks wrong, but their vote reflects the fact that a bill that has good things in it may have something like what is mentioned in the quote.

It’s like voting against a bill that “bans” abortion, but still allows them to be done if before 10 weeks.


37 posted on 08/04/2012 8:07:59 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: tennmountainman

Your #23 has me confused? Senator Lee (Utah) and Tea Party Express have endorsed Sarah Steelman. Is there another Tea Party org. that has endorsed someone else in this race (MO-Senate)?


38 posted on 08/04/2012 8:40:20 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: tflabo

Please see number 35.


39 posted on 08/04/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Yes, our ultimate goal is to defeat Ma McCaskill come November. Many think it a done deal. That any of the 3 Republican candidates for her office can do it. Not so. Ma has raised over $10 million since 2006. She has a war chest of $6 million. She has a plethora of Republican ads to use against the "last one standing" after Tuesdays Primary.

And she can always summon Michael J. Fox and the rest of the Hollyweird crowd.

40 posted on 08/04/2012 8:57:25 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: Syncro

Just what I would expect from an Obama supporter.


41 posted on 08/04/2012 9:03:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You stated “Brunner is far in the lead.” What specific poll are you citing? The Mason-Dixon poll done for the StL. Post-Dispatch?


42 posted on 08/04/2012 9:10:25 AM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I rest my case


43 posted on 08/04/2012 9:17:45 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Syncro
The only poll that matters is on Tuesday.

See ya then.

44 posted on 08/04/2012 9:26:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Good post, broken clock syndrome.
45 posted on 08/04/2012 9:33:58 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; donozark

I guess you are a little shook up.

I think your post to me was intended for donozark

Here, I’ll ping him for you


46 posted on 08/04/2012 9:36:29 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: donozark

I was referring to the Senate race in WI, where Santorum
is backing someone different. I should have clarified.
My bad.


47 posted on 08/04/2012 10:45:51 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Maelstorm

48 posted on 08/04/2012 11:47:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Syncro
Problem with this Huffington tracking poll is that it includes an in-house poll by American Viewpoint. A firm Brunner himself hired. 40%Brunner to 20% Steelman/20% Akin? I know of no one who thinks that will happen.

Maybe Steelman should have done an in-house poll? Then again, she didn't have $8 million of her own $ to invest in her own campaign and self-serving polls as Brunner did.

49 posted on 08/04/2012 12:19:33 PM PDT by donozark (Follow the cigar smoke, find the fat man there.)
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To: donozark
As I said before, the only poll that counts takes place Tuesday.

You asked for a poll. I gave you six.

You want a poll that says Sarah is winning, therefore you dismiss the poll that says she's not.

Sounds like a personal problem to me.

50 posted on 08/04/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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