October 19th, 2010
01:34 PM ET
4 years ago

#edit: Palin tweet 2 endorse Raese names wrong state

(CNN) –For a lot of Republicans, an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the gold standard of conservative street cred.

West Virginia Republican Senate candidate John Raese received such a nod this morning, except her endorsement was for a Senate seat in … Pennsylvania.

In a now-deleted tweet, Palin wrote, "Pennsylvania:makes sense 2 send GOP 2 DC 2 avoid PA economic disaster that will occur under Obama/Pelosi Cap & Tax scheme;workers need Raese."

She then quickly took the tweet down and updated with, "PA & WV: makes sense 2 send GOP 2 DC 2 avoid economic disaster that will occur under Obama/Pelosi Cap & Tax scheme;workers need Raese."

Pennsylvania, however, does border Raese's home state, and has its own tight race for Senate between Democrat Joe Sestak and Republican Pat Toomey. Palin has not officially endorsed in that race.

And in a new tweet, Palin makes clear it's WV's Raese:

SarahPalinUSA: All energy producing states need WV's Raese in DC 2 stop Obama/Pelosi Cap&Tax;that's PA,AK,NV,CA,etc;WV sending a"D"perpetuates the problem

Meanwhile, the chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party sought political advantage in a release citiing Palin's original tweet.

"With John Raese, it is easy to get confused as to where he actually lives. He may be running for Senate in West Virginia, but he really could choose to run in any of the states in which he belongs to a country club," Chairman Larry Puccio said in the statement. "West Virginians can't really fault Sarah Palin for getting confused – we are too."


Filed under: 2010 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (75 Responses)
  1. Canadian-Another perspective

    How in the world can you take this woman for anything less then an Ave person. It is 'MY" opinion that ave people, ave intelict, ave education, ave experiance, shouldn't be running the worlds largest economy. You need to have the best of the best, the highly educated, the super smart, MIT grads and such. Do you think world class companies higher the ave person to be the CEO, no.... they all go looking for the best. I see a class of 472 people (37 sen, 435 con) going to DC with only (at best) half being the best of the best. For a country with 330mil people......ask yourself this.....of all the people running for office, Rep, Dem, Indy......Is this person the best person for the job.....I bet AIG doesn't higher VPs and CFOs based on an emotional choice.....all I am saying is think, clearly, before you vote, the whole world is watching.

    October 19, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  2. pc

    this woman is an idiot!!!!!
    she can also see russia from her house!!
    listening to her yesterday talking to CNN was painful. how in the world can anybody take this flake seriously?
    she is the most UNQUALIFIED person i have ever seen to hold any office, yet she thinks she can run america. i feel bad for the few poor americans that believe this loon is capable of anything other than spewing hate an bigotry for our president. i pray she simply fades away after nov 3rd.

    October 19, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  3. Blue_Oasis

    Didn't the actors in that Raese ad come from PA? The tweet was almost right.

    October 19, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  4. Republicans is smart in the head area

    So she "refudiated" her tweet? How anyone can take this woman seriously is beyond me.

    October 19, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. a little sad

    Got to love it.

    October 19, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Tony Z

    Go Mama Grizzly. Can you give a hand to O'Donnell on Constitutional law?

    October 19, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. jilli

    Yep, take the advice of a total moron like palin. Good lord, why do tea baggers hate America so much that they want to elect sleazebag carpetbaggers like raese and chuckleheads like o'donnell who wasn't even aware of the separation of church and state. They either hate this country, or are as ignorant as the candidates they support.

    October 19, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Former Republican, but never again!

    Sooner or later responsible Republican leaders will have the guts to turn on this idiot Palin.

    October 19, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  9. Chuck Anaheim

    Please wake up Americans! These teabaggers are going to destroy this country! You really want them to control anything more than cleaning supplies for the mens room after a Lakers game?

    October 19, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. Moderate Sean

    Palin, like O'Donnell and others, are complete idiots! They have no substance, but are full of hot air!

    October 19, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. MR. AMERICA

    ...and the bar dips lower yet again.....

    October 19, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  12. S. in California

    Something went VERY wrong when her mother carried her. I'm not sure what. Not only is she truly ignorant, divisive and just plain no good – she lacks ALL the essential factors necessary for today's modern woman. Class, poise, style, stability and lack of motherhood are just a few. Please God take her and her dysfunctional family away from the national scene. Far away, please.

    October 19, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    This just goes to show you how out of touch and dumb this woman is. She endorses people and doesn't even know what state the candidate is from. All she knows is that there white and not a democrat. Sarah Palin can burn in Hades.

    October 19, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. Richard T.

    Must have gotten her information from all the effort she puts into pay attention to anything other than herself.

    October 19, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  15. Guest

    State borders are a 'gotcha' creation of the liberal elite. Besides, you can see West Virginia from Pennsylvania.

    October 19, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  16. solo

    U know I am from the great State of Alaska but Sarah real embarrassment for us .

    October 19, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  17. InTruth23

    It's because of people like Palin that this nation will soon become a third world country...LOL!

    October 19, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  18. Ed L

    Palin is a raving moron.

    October 19, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  19. Din VT

    Wow, what a surprise that she didn't know what she was talking about!

    October 19, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. larry

    this just shows that palin doesn't know what the hell she is talking about. why so many people follow her is amazing. this is truly dumbing down this country.

    October 19, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  21. RobertCloosDoosch

    She can probably see Pennsylvania from her house.
    Moron.

    October 19, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  22. Tam

    While she's saving the country from the educated and intelligent masses, who is taking care of her children? a real mamma grizzley?

    October 19, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  23. blf83

    She continues to dazzle us with her dumbitude.

    October 19, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  24. curtther

    CNN if you get her elected to anything your station will the first one she turns off the air. Your playing with a lunatic

    October 19, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  25. DootDid

    Palin doesn't even know who she is endorsing. Just endorsing the teabagger for more attention and more money in her PAC so she can ride off in the sunset with all the ill gotten gains. Jail won't come soon enough for this grifter.

    October 19, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
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