October 11th, 2010
07:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin endorses John Raese for Senate

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's post-primary season has been busy. Republican John Raese, who faces Democrat Joe Manchin in the West Virginia Senate election can be added to Palin's growing endorsement list. She backed his candidacy in a new Facebook note along with eight other candidates in six states across the country.

In primary races, Palin's endorsement record stands at 19 wins and 11 losses. Her official impact as an endorser will be determined on November 2, midterm election day.

Twenty-two days before the midterm elections, she has endorsed 22 candidates by name on her Facebook page. Add the 24 Combat Vets for Congress that she encouraged readers to support on October 10, and her endorsement total reaches 91 candidates.

New additions include Rick Scott for governor of Florida, Marco Rubio for Senate in Florida, Steve Pearce for Congress in New Mexico, and two candidates for state office - Scott Henderson for the Hawaii State House, and Greg Abbot for attorney general in Texas.


Filed under: 2010 • Joe Manchin • John Raese • Sarah Palin
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Person

    Dumb endorses dumber.

    October 11, 2010 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Sarah Palin is showing more leadership during this runup to next month's elections than all of the Democratic politicians in Washington combined. We are seeing the evolution of change. The Federal Government is changing back to serve the people and the country. As we have seen in the last 19 months, the results on Main Street are difficult to see when the Federal Government is just serving the politicians.

    October 11, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  3. Phillip

    Getting a political endorsement from a gubenatorial quitter is like a brain surgeon getting an endorsement from an alcoholic with the DTs.

    October 11, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  4. Peter Zheutlin

    Today, Palin called the Tea Party "the voice of reason." So, let's look at some Tea Party candidates. Well, there's the Tea Party/GOP candidate for governor of Colorado who says Denver's bicycle sharing program is part of a plan to put US cities under UN control. There are the raving homophobic rambings of Carl Paladino in NY. Christine O'Donnell in Delaware says scientists have created mice with human brains and that evolution is a myth. The proof? If it were true monkeys would STILL be evolving into humans. In Nevada, Sharon Angle claims parts of the US are now under Sharia law. Just a small sample of the "voice of reason."

    October 11, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. hap

    What if he didn't want her endorsement? I know I wouldn't, she's what's wrong with politics today, sound bites without substance. In her case she's especially gauling in that she's a greedy, mean spirted, crook, that could not care less about this country, only what she can get from it. Sick of these people, go back wherever you're from, and that ain't Alaska, take that creep husband of yours with you.

    October 11, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  6. Jacob

    who cares!? America didn't pick her, do we care who she endorses!?

    October 11, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  7. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    So, what is HIS particular peccadillo? And how is he going to help keep Democrats in the Majority?

    October 11, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  8. Clwyd

    We need to rid American of this tumor called palin!

    October 11, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  9. chad

    Here we go. CNN gives more free publicity to Fox News.

    October 11, 2010 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  10. James B.

    This is neither interesting nor informative.

    October 11, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Palin will endorse "Coco" if she were Republican without knowing Coco is my pet dog because she does not read or research information on any candidate. It's all about Palin getting some numbers on the board, if she can count but that's disputable also, not knowing what a 20% approval rating means.

    October 11, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  12. barry

    Thanks Sarah we need this one.

    October 11, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  13. ellen

    So people endorsed by Palin have won 63% of the time. That means people she endorsed lost 37% of the time. And neither statistic means that her endorsement either put the candidate over the top or sank them - we don't have any data on how they would have done without her. Clearly the endorsement gets the candidate a whole lot of press that they don't have to pay for. And it brings out the Sarah lovers. But to credit Sarah with their victories is a stretch.

    October 11, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |