Skip to comments.Palin Lays it on Line for Steelman in Missouri
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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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.
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.
Sarah. Serving Conservative sandwiches for liberals to choke on.
Steelman and Akin are both professional politicians. Brunner is not.
We have enough professional politicians.
Brunner is the best candidate by far.
I donated to Steelman’s campaign today.
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.
I admit, I came looking for pics...
Amen to that, bro!
Steelman was the lone Republican opposing tort reform in Missouri.
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.
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?
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.
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.
“....Brunner puts his money where his mouth is....”
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.
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?
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.
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.
“....Shouldn’t you be at OWS defecating in the street or attending Communist party meeting or something?”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steelman, Akin and Brunner in their own words on the NDAA and indefinite detention of American.
A Brunner ad explaining Sarah’s tort reform.
Bunner is far in the lead. He’s going to win. I’m glad.
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...
Just what can be expected from a Dewhurst supporter.
Your statements defecate verbally on Free Republic all the time.
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.
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)?
Please see number 35.
And she can always summon Michael J. Fox and the rest of the Hollyweird crowd.
Just what I would expect from an Obama supporter.
You stated “Brunner is far in the lead.” What specific poll are you citing? The Mason-Dixon poll done for the StL. Post-Dispatch?
I rest my case
See ya then.
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
I was referring to the Senate race in WI, where Santorum
is backing someone different. I should have clarified.
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.
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.