September 2nd, 2010
03:15 PM ET
4 years ago

Alaska win boosts Palin win-loss tally

Joe Miller is the latest Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate to win a primary this election season after Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded the Alaskan Senate Republican primary race Tuesday.
Joe Miller is the latest Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate to win a primary this election season after Sen. Lisa Murkowski conceded the Alaskan Senate Republican primary race Tuesday.

Washington (CNN) – With his victory this week over Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska's GOP U.S. Senate primary, attorney Joe Miller joins the growing ranks of Sarah Palin-endorsed candidates who have found success at the ballot box.

Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, has been active in the 2009-2010 election season, doling out 43 endorsements to conservative candidates in both state and federal elections. Of the 29 candidates who received a nod from Palin prior to their primary, 14 went on to win the nomination, 10 lost, and another five are still pounding the pavement with primary elections in the near future. Six endorsements were made after the candidates had already won their primary, and another seven went to candidates that did not compete in a primary.

Those still waiting to see the effect of their primary endorsement from are Maryland gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy, New Hampshire Senate hopeful Kelly Ayotte, and congressional candidates John Gomez (NY-02), Michael Grimm (NY-13), and Sean Duffy (WI-07).

Read the breakdown of Palin's endorsements, after the jump:

Candidates whose endorsements were announced on Palin's Facebook page so far have fared better at the polls than those whose endorsements were announced on her Twitter feed. Those endorsed on the popular social networking site have a win-loss record of 13-8. Two of the three candidates whose endorsements were announced on Twitter failed to win their primary while a third, Nevada Senate hopeful Sharron Angle, awaits the outcome her contest against Democrat Harry Reid this November.

The following is a breakdown of Palin's endorsements to date:

Race Candidate Endorsement Timing Election Result

Race               Candidate                        Endorsement Timing     Election Result

AL SoS           Beth Chapman                 general                        N/A

AL-02              Martha Roby                    primary                        won

AK Senate      Joe Miller                         primary                        won

AR-03             Cecile Bledsoe                 primary                        lost

AZ Senate       John McCain                    primary                        won

AZ-01              Paul Gosar                      primary                        won

CA Senate      Carly Fiorina                    primary                        won

CA-37             Star Parker                      general                        N/A

CO-03             Bob McConnell                 primary                        lost

FL AG             Pam Bondi                       primary                        won

FL-22              Allen West                       primary                        won

GA Gov           Karen Handel                   primary                        lost

IA Gov             Terry Branstad                 primary                        won

IA AG             Brenna Findley                 general                        N/A

ID-01               Vaughn Ward                   primary                        lost

IL-11               Adam Kinzinger                general                        N/A

IN-02               Jackie Walorski                general                        N/A

KS Senate      Todd Tiahrt                       primary                        lost

KY Senate      Rand Paul                        primary                        won

MD Gov           Brian Murphy                   primary                        TBD

MN Gov           Tom Emmer                     general                        N/A

MN-06             Michele Bachmann           general                        N/A

MO-04            Vickie Hartzler                 general                        N/A

MS-01             Angela McGlowan            primary                        lost

NC-02             Renee Ellmers                 general                        N/A

NH Senate      Kelly Ayotte                     primary                        TBD

NM Gov           Susana Martinez              primary                        won

NV Senate      Sharron Angle                  general                        N/A

NY-02             John Gomez                    primary                        TBD

NY-13             Michael Grimm                 primary                        TBD

NY-25             Ann Marie Buerkle            general                        N/A

NY-23 (2009)   Doug Hoffman                  special election            lost

OK Gov           Mary Fallin                       primary                        won

PA-12             Tim Burns                        primary                        lost

SC Gov           Nikki Haley                      primary                        won

SC-01             Tim Scott                         general                        N/A

TN-05              Cecilia Heil                      primary                        lost

TX Gov            Rick Perry                       primary                        won

WA Senate     Clint Didier                       primary                        lost

WA-05            Cathy McMorris Rodgers   general                        N/A

WA-02            John Koster                     primary                        won

WI-07              Sean Duffy                       primary                        TBD

WY Gov          Rita Meyer                       primary                        lost

– CNN Political Research Director Robert Yoon contributed to this report


Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Lisa Murkowski • Sarah Palin
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Indy

    The best win Alaska could ever ask for was when they asked Palin to resign from office after all her abuse and fraud charges were proven true and correct. When people wake up to the truth and facts they will finally realize that this is one very abusive person that is out for money and only money.

    September 2, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. PacificView

    I'm so sick of these stories. Palin is not running for any office so she has not won anything. I don't see why her elctoral bookie picks are news. What about every other politician that makes an endorsement.? Is CNN claiming that her influence tipped certain outcomes? I haven't seen that analysis yet. What picks has the Paul the World Cup octopus made? Those would be more interesting.

    September 2, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  3. Debbie

    Will you PLEASE let Sis. Sarah go back to Alaska and stay there.

    September 2, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. Willa-PA

    to fastrack September 2nd, 2010 1:58 pm ET
    To Willa-PA and anyone else who views this as someone else's problem: those who vote for these unqualified, narrow-minded hate-mongers aren't going to "...get what they deserve..." WE'RE ALL GOING TO SUFFER! Right, Left, or centrist, we all need to be talking to our friends and neighbors about what the candidates actually stand for, what they're being truthful about, and what they're lying about. If you can, send money to campaigns, but for this nation's sake, you have to get out the vote!
    I dmean it someone else's problem, I give what I can and get beat up even by some my own family for speaking out.

    September 2, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Jon

    It is apparent that CNN is one of Palin's biggest boosters. They hang on every word that this woman says. Why should she get so much press coverage when she is just another loser? CNN just doesn't understand that the majority of the viewing public is sick and tired of seeing her in the news every day.

    September 2, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. Sarah Please.............

    .......Go crawl back under the rock McInsane found you under up there in Alaska......

    We don't need or want you or your ilk (ie – Wasiliibillies) down here in the lower 48.

    Stare at Russia out your kitchen window – anything – just go back to being irrelevant like you used to be..........

    September 2, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  7. Hannah

    I just listened to a journalist who has been following her the past year or so. He's talked with many people who are close to Sara Palin and they are saying that she has the most nasty temper, even to the point of throwing things when she doesn't get her way. They say that she fights constantly with her husband, using the "F" word prolifically. And he says they haven't slept together in a long time, he doesn't know how she got pregnant. But there was controversy about that as well, people not believing that she really had that downs syndrome baby that it was her daughters. She sounds sort of like a female Hitler. And like she's not mentally stable.

    September 2, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. June in Chicago

    PLEASE!! Make this Bimbo go away! I am so sick and tired of her and her craziness. We have just enough unstable and unscrutible people in this country that it makes her hateful rhetoric dangerous. No one wants her to represent them. (Not that she has the ability to anyhow.) Has she ever served a full term at anything?

    The only people I know who actually believe any thing that comes from her mouth are uneducated, racist or just plain ignorant. That pretty much sums up Palin and her cronies.

    For those of you who believe in this person, move to Alaska! Oh yea, she quit that too. . . nevermind.

    September 2, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. CK in MN

    Alaska win boosts Palin win-loss tally? I wasn't aware she was in a competition for anything. Tell me, what did she win or for that matter lose?

    September 2, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  10. stevetall

    Who cares who this freak-show supports? She's a kook!

    September 2, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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