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. Michael

    New name: Sarah the Endorcer". As long as it doesn't turn into Sarah the President. If that happens, hello Canada!

    September 2, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. vic

    I predicted CNN will make table about Palin endorsements CNN grow up

    September 2, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. Voice of Reason

    Sarah Palin, a natural shoe-in for President... Of the Wasilla, Alaska chapter of Deluded Fruitcakes Anonymous!

    And thanks of course, to CNN – where political commentary seems to have been handed off to the sports writers. Any word on how she'll do in the Finals?

    Pathetic.

    September 2, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  4. Shirley in California

    So she thinks she's a god now? Remember what happened to Nebuchardnezzar when he thought the same? One can only hope. She's already an animal.

    September 2, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. bj

    Here she comes again, YOUR LITTLE DARLING!

    September 2, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. Papasan in AZ

    Fascism has come to America wrapped in the U.S. flag and carrying a cross...
    What the Fascists fear most of all is intelligence.
    Stay stupid America, they love you that way.

    September 2, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. curious

    Is her husband still telling her what to think and do or is it someone new now?

    September 2, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  8. DandyStryker

    So, in other words, she's within one standard deviation of what you'd expect if she was choosing her endorsements by flipping a penny.

    Why is this news?

    September 2, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Angi's mom

    Please go away, Sarah.

    September 2, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  10. jeff, alabama

    Bless her hot little heart, she will be the
    prettiest President in the world in 2012 !!!!!

    September 2, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  11. cocitizen

    Who cares? Mitt Romney has a strong endorsement record. So does Mike Huckabee. And, Barack Obama for that matter. Where are the stories on their win/loss tallies? Why is the media so obsessed with this moron? Get over it.

    September 2, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  12. Tj

    Who cares about palin.........she is trash just like a dog she is in everybody trash before she get HOME......or where the money is ........

    September 2, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  13. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    CNN why is this important? What has this woman done to make our Nation a better place? What has she contributed?

    September 2, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. Willa-PA

    People voting for the likes of Brewer, Miller, Angle, Paul with the help of Palin get what they deserve if these people get voting in. Cutting of benefits, Social Security, Medicare, disability bnfts, unemployment bnfts, education etc. etc. and listin to Glen Beck and the FOX nonews etc. etc. Becareful what you wish for. It has only been 17 months for this president to turn things around from the eight years that brought us to this point.

    " Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.

    ~ Brian Adams

    September 2, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  15. Stacey

    Give us a break from this woman, CNN! You act like she just won something; she wasn't running for anything, so she didn't win anything. Your fixation with her is remarkable indeed!

    September 2, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. jane

    Does Palin have a win-loss tally? And if so, why?

    September 2, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  17. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Wanna know why Democrats are losing? Just read the responses from the liberals. Hateful, demeaning and disgusting betraying their racism, bigotry and elitism. These types of comments can only come from drug problems or demented people and that is what constitutes the liberals.

    September 2, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Liberalism is a mental disorder

    Regardless of her win vs. loss record, she's raised the public profile of unknown candidates to either win by large margins or come very very close to winning. RHINO'S are an endangered species in the Republican Party, just like conservative and moderate Democrats to the Democratic Party. Blue Dog Democrats are running to the hills,away from Obama, Pelosi, and Reid. It'll be the only way they have a snowball's chance in hell to win in November. How does that make you libs feel about your own candidates? Let them try running on Obamacare, oh the majority of the public hates it. Let them try running on the Financial Reform Bill, oh they forgot to include Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Let them run on the Auto Bailouts; well if your UAW union worker, you'll love that. How about the Stimulus $825B,
    no such thing as a "job saved or created." BTW, this "no job created" stimulus cost more than the whole Iraq War. You libs sure blew it; thought we'd buy your European socialism ideals, when Europe is moving away from it. Talk about dumb blind morons.

    September 2, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. Doraine Gordon

    If Palin is so great at endorsing candidates and having them win, how come all of then didn't win? The three candidates just prior to Miller who were endorsed by Palin all lost their nominations. I think all you dreamers tend to give her too much credit. And you can forget bout her ever occupying the Oval Office. Sixty percent of the American people agree she isn't qualified to ever be President.

    September 2, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    Oh yeah – put her in the international peace talks

    ". . . . . . you're a spinless limp noodle, (insert whichever head of state here) . . . . . . "

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    September 2, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  21. John

    Anyone that had Saran Palin endorsements are nothing but nut cases and racist. Nobody sure vote for these people at all.

    September 2, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  22. katiec

    Only 26% of registered voters voted so is not such a big deal.
    Am sure this unqualified radical will lose in an election that counts.
    We all have to get the Democrats fired up.

    September 2, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  23. katiec

    Hey bloggers, wouldn't it be great if just for a day or two CNN would not push their love affair with Palin down our throats??

    September 2, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  24. Russ

    Let's be honest here, most of them would have won more easily if she hadn't endorsed them and most of the ones she endorsed that lost would have won if she hadn't endorsed them.

    September 2, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  25. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    What does Palin know about the people she has endorsed? What has she learned about these races?

    September 2, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
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