August 4th, 2010
02:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin endorses Murphy

Sarah Palin endorsed Republican candidate Brian Murphy for governor of Maryland.
Sarah Palin endorsed Republican candidate Brian Murphy for governor of Maryland.

Washington (CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed yet another candidate-this time it's Brian Murphy, Maryland Republican candidate for governor.

In a statement posted on Palin's Facebook page, "I'm honored to endorse Brian Murphy for Governor of Maryland. Brian is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative and a firm believer in the free market and the cause for energy independence."

"As a former energy industry executive and current small business owner, Brian has the private sector experience that is so lacking in government today. He knows how to incentivize industry to get our economy moving again. Together with his running mate for lieutenant governor, Mike Ryman, Brian will provide Maryland with principled and results oriented leadership," said Palin.

Murphy's campaign responded to Palin's endorsement in a press release, "I am humbled and honored to receive Governor Palin's endorsement. Governor Palin has served her city, her state, her country, and her party with distinction. Governor Palin has always been led by principle, conviction and character."

"I look forward to working with her as we unify the Republican Party in Maryland, and around the country, on its core principles. Governor Palin's endorsement is an honor and a privilege," said Murphy in a press release.

Murphy faces incumbent Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley who is running for re-election as well as another former Maryland governor, Republican Robert Ehrlich.

Ehrlich is considered the overwhelming favorite to win GOP gubernatorial nominee. Ehlrich would face off in the general election against O'Malley. O'Malley defeated Ehrlich in his 2006 bid for re-election for a second term.

Murphy is the founder of the Plimhimmon Group an investment group. He is a University of Maryland and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School graduate.

CNN's Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2010 • Maryland • Sarah Palin
soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. sammieb51

    Why won't this person go away?

    August 4, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  2. True American

    i'm glad palin is doing all the dirty work for me in identifying the phony conservatives--the same ones who promised to cut spending when elected but ended up spending worse than a democrat. In Texas, she endorsed Rick Perry who ended up wasting taxpayer dollars on his substitute rental mansion while the governor mansion was being repaired. PHONY CONSERVATISM. I know who I will not be voting for. Palin probably gave Perry tips on how to hide those costs, since we all know about her thoughts about trying to run her hot tub installation through as a government expense.

    August 4, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. Margaret Anderson/Boise, Idaho

    Irrevelant endorsement.

    August 4, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" Economics has only left a wet spot on working America's shoes!

    "Palin has always been led by principle, conviction and character."

    And her "principles, conviction and character" can be bought by anyone willing to pay her 100K hooker fee.

    August 4, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  5. normajean

    Are we to believe that Sarah Palin spoke one word of this candidates resume from actual knowledge or did she just read it from distributed information for the media? I would be willing to bet if she passed Mr. Murphy on the street she wouldn't recognize him because she possibly hasn't even met him. Does she get paid for these endorsements individually or is it a lump sum for so many endorsements?

    August 4, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. Rachael

    I wouldn't support or vote for anyone Palin endorces........I would vote for any and all Democrats (no matter what ethics violations were being charged against them) before I would vote for Palin or any Racist Tea Bagger or any Hateful conservative Republican so called Christrian....

    August 4, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  7. Larry

    I took a poll–no one cares.

    August 4, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Duck Fallas

    On Facebook? Is that next to her vote for prom queen?

    August 4, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. ray

    this woman is the biggest idiot the world has ever know...........truely an A class moron.

    August 4, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  10. ART

    Palin i refudiate your lack on inteligence

    August 4, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  11. Vote 4 Murphy!

    Murphy is an awesome candidate for Maryland (whether or not he is endorsed by Palin).

    August 4, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. macguysea

    Who cares what Sarah Palin thinks?!?!?!... GO BACK TO ALASKA!

    August 4, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  13. Michael in Houston

    Geez, you people are really obssessed with her arent you

    August 4, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  14. Jane

    Sarah Palin is a whack job. She should go home and take care of her big family and get out of politics. Nuff said.

    August 4, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Ben in Texas

    Sure, he's pro Second Amendment. But the latest Repugnant litmus test is that he's gotta be anti Fourteenth Amendment!

    August 4, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. Tino

    So? Why does it matter if a "quitter" is endorsing someone?

    August 4, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  17. David Scott

    Really, who gives a crap what this lying, bigoted poster child for all stupid morons in the rip-publican party has to say or endorse. She is a loser who QUIT her government job in Alaska to be a spokes person for religious and political ignorance in America. ...and all the ignorant , lowlife limbaugh heads who cry foul whenever they see America going in the CORRECT position. Rip-publicans deserve this low life dirtbag from podunkville, Alaska.

    August 4, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  18. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Why doesn't this dope go get a job? OH YEAH I FORGOT.... SHE QUIT.

    August 4, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  19. sam

    Someone should ask Murphy whether he will be a governor in Palin's mold – quit in the middle of his elected term.

    August 4, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  20. NVa Native

    Keep it up ... oh great "oracle of ditz".

    August 4, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  21. Peter s

    Another kiss of death!

    August 4, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  22. AEJ

    Why doesn't this no-common-sense GRANDMA go and find a job or continue to sell her books and make money?

    Better yet, take a leaf out the Clinton's family values and go and run your house properly. You have no clue what your children and grandchildren are doing. Shame on you GRANDMA!!!!!

    August 4, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  23. Joe

    Thanks Sarah! I was wondering who to vote for in the primary and now I know.

    Ehrlich vs O'Malley take two!

    August 4, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. Peter s

    I said anyone endorsed by that woman is like a suicidal political death! You can't pretend how you are in love with Jesus while you are cashing on fear, rumour mongering and intimidation. Anything this woman touches turns to maggots!!

    August 4, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. jeff jackson, alabama

    It seems to only be screw balls who don't like Sarah
    Palin.
    Having said that, I guess if anyone out there writes
    anything negative or nasty or sarcastic on this site
    concerning Sarah Palin then you must be a screw ball .

    August 4, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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