Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) - Sarah Palin endorsed West Virginia's Republican Senate hopeful John Raese on Twitter this week – but she mistakenly identified him as a candidate in Pennsylvania. (The erroneous tweet was quickly replaced.)
Raese, battling Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin in a race most polls suggest is a toss-up, doesn't seem to mind.
"I am just honored that Sarah Palin would endorse me," he told CNN Friday. "I know my wife and 1,000 conservative women across West Virginia support her very much. I am just pleased to get that endorsement.
(CNN) - Former Florida Republican Governor, Jeb Bush said Friday he isn't running for president, but would support Sarah Palin if she were to run.
In an interview with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King Friday, Bush - whose brother and father are former presidents - said he'd support former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin if she were the Republican presidential nominee in 2012.
(CNN) – Amid growing conservative outrage over National Public Radio's firing of journalist Juan Williams, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is introducing a measure to strip the organization of government funding.
"Once again we find the only free speech liberals support is the speech with which they agree," said DeMint in a statement. "The incident with Mr. Williams shows that NPR is not concerned about providing the listening public with an honest debate of today's issues, but rather with promoting a one-sided liberal agenda."
(CNN) - Football won't be the only thing on Tarryl Clark's mind when she tailgates before Sunday night's Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game.
Clark, a Minnesota state senator who's challenging Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in the state's sixth congressional district, has some high profile Democratic surrogates joining her to tailgate and watch the NFL showdown on a big screen TV.
(CNN) - Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul will debate his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, next Monday night after all.
"While I do not respect Mr. Conway's inappropriate attacks, I do respect the voters of this state and therefore will participate in Monday's final debate," Paul said.
(CNN) - As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things that you might have missed.
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission ruled that Joan Heffington, the unsuccessful candidate in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary, "cannot accept a $159 wig as an in-kind campaign contribution," according to the Lawrence Journal-World.
Palin 'hurts so good'
Rocker John Mellencamp, while not a fan of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's policy positions, recently said that her intelligence shouldn't be questioned just because she "says things and winks."
Queen Meg is becoming a fixture in the California governor's race - not Meg Whitman, but a caricature of her as a monarch, complete with crown and sash. She's appeared before the debate between Whitman and her Democratic opponent, Jerry Brown, and is a creation of the California Nurses Association, which accuses the former eBay chief of misleading the public and favoring Wall Street over state workers.
(CNN) - Led by Mississippi's Haley Barbour, five GOP governors are hitting the trail next week in support of fellow Republican gubernatorial candidates in this year's midterm elections.
Barbour, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will make stops in 13 states over five days, starting Tuesday in New Mexico. Later Tuesday Barbour campaigns in Wyoming and South Dakota, followed by Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois on Wednesday. Thursday he'll be in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, with stops Friday in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. The tour ends Saturday with events in Oregon, Minnesota, Florida, and Wisconsin.
Washington (CNN) - Forty-seven percent of Americans approve of how Barack Obama is handling his job as president, while 48 percent disapprove of his job performance, according to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released on Friday.
The presidential approval asks respondents if they approve of how Barack Obama is handling his job. It serves as a barometer for Americans' opinion of Obama's job performance. As midterm elections approach, it is also an indicator of what Americans consider as they approach the ballot box.
Washington (CNN) - A CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Friday indicates that 50 percent of likely voters would choose a Republican candidate for Congress if the election were held today, with 42 percent saying they would vote for a Democrat.
Eleven days before the election, Republicans continue to poll ahead of Democrats when voters are asked whom they would choose for Congress on election day. The Republican margin has increased one percentage point since the last CNN Poll of Polls, from a seven point margin to an eight point margin, which is virtually identical to the previous survey.