(CNN) - Sarah Palin ended the nearly nine-month 2010 primary season on an up note last week as more of the candidates she endorsed clinched their party's nominations.
Last Tuesday's primaries saw five Palin-endorsed candidates prevail over their opponents. Kelly Ayotte won the GOP nomination for New Hampshire Senate, with a 1,667 vote-lead over Tea-Party-backed candidate Ovide Lamontagne. "Real World Boston" and "Road Rules: All-Stars" alum Sean Duffy secured the GOP nomination in Wisconsin's 7th congressional district, and Michael Grimm will be the GOP nominee in New York's 13th House district this fall. John Gomez ran unopposed for the GOP nomination in New York's 2nd House district primary race, and Christine O'Donnell upset Rep. Mike Castle after receiving a late nod from Palin five days before Delaware's GOP Senate primary.
Palin also endorsed Brian Murphy in his bid to be the GOP nominee for Maryland governor, but he lost to former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, who handily clinched the nomination.
In primary races, Sarah Palin's endorsement record has been boosted with 18 wins and 11 losses. Palin has endorsed 32 candidates who have advanced to the general election, including: 18 candidates who have won primary races with her endorsement, 6 candidates who were endorsed following their win in a primary race, and 8 candidates who ran unopposed. Her total endorsement tally numbers 44, including one failed special election bid in November of 2009. The general election will take place in 43 days.
The 2010 primary election season closed Saturday, September 18, with Hawaii's primaries, the last regularly-scheduled contests before November's general election. One additional election will be held October 2nd, when Hunt Downey and Jeff Landry will compete in a runoff election to become the GOP nominee for Louisiana's 3rd district House seat.
Race Candidate Endorsement Timing Primary Result
AL SoS Beth Chapman general TBD
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 TBD
CO-03 Bob McConnell primary lost
DE Senate Christine O'Donnell primary won
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 TBD
ID-01 Vaughn Ward primary lost
IL-11 Adam Kinzinger general TBD
IN-02 Jackie Walorski general TBD
KS Senate Todd Tiahrt primary lost
KY Senate Rand Paul primary won
MD Gov Brian Murphy primary lost
MN Gov Tom Emmer general TBD
MN-06 Michele Bachmann general TBD
MO-04 Vickie Hartzler general TBD
MS-01 Angela McGlowan primary lost
NC-02 Renee Ellmers general TBD
NH Senate Kelly Ayotte primary won
NM Gov Susana Martinez primary won
NV Senate Sharron Angle general TBD
NY-02 John Gomez primary TBD
NY-13 Michael Grimm primary won
NY-25 Ann Marie Buerkle general TBD
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 TBD
TN-05 Cecilia Heil primary lost
TX Gov Rick Perry primary won
WA Senate Clint Didier primary lost
WA-05 Cathy McMorris Rodgers general TBD
WA-02 John Koster primary won
WI-07 Sean Duffy primary won
WY Gov Rita Meyer primary lost
Ms. Palin hasn't won anything. All she did was endorse these guys. You could say what you're saying about a lot of other people. Good grief CNN, I can't believe how much coverage you give her.
Very, very disconcerting the nominees being supported. Even more serious that it doesn't seem to matter how bizzare or far from the mainstream they are, tea-partiers are ready to stand behind them... and behind them previously moderate conservatives. What a shambles if these people get in office!!!
Just call her Pathetic, not palin!
Wow...how does she do during the March Madness basketball tournament? Does CNN have her win/loss picks for that too?
CNN? Just tell us exactly what Granny Sarah Grizzly wins...like in your headline....
GOOD Just goes to show everyone, the Governor still has it.
Sarah Palin's powerful endorsement impact means several things. Americans still pay attention to strong and consistent personal values.
Lousy results from liberal philosophies don't cut it in modern America.
Americans are ready for politicians who represent Main Street citizens, and
Americans are ready for someone to step up and be a leader, not a puppet to their deepest pocket supporters.
Good for Palin. God bless her. And for all those foul mouthed people who are so quick to trash her, look at yourselves first before judging. Take a drink of holy water, maybe that will cool you down! God Bless America!
I am sick of her and her family. She has done NOTHING for this country.
Let's focus on people who actually want to do and are doing something for this country.
Viva President Obama!
So the Utlra -Conservatives got more Conservative to the polls than the mainstream Conservatives.
First- less than half of the registered Republicans turned out for th the primaries and second this says NOTHING about November.
Palin managed to back the whackos out there like her and got the rest of the cult to go vote.. She is not a leader- look at the polls. 7% of the conservatives in her party want her as President. She is a nothing even within her party, except to the media.
Palin makes thngs happen. love her or hate her, she has more guts than anyone in politics right now