August 4th, 2010
02:03 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin endorses Murphy

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin endorsed Republican candidate Brian Murphy for governor of Maryland."]
Washington (CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed yet another candidate-this time it's Brian Murphy, Maryland Republican candidate for governor.

In a statement posted on Palin's Facebook page, "I'm honored to endorse Brian Murphy for Governor of Maryland. Brian is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative and a firm believer in the free market and the cause for energy independence."

"As a former energy industry executive and current small business owner, Brian has the private sector experience that is so lacking in government today. He knows how to incentivize industry to get our economy moving again. Together with his running mate for lieutenant governor, Mike Ryman, Brian will provide Maryland with principled and results oriented leadership," said Palin.

Murphy's campaign responded to Palin's endorsement in a press release, "I am humbled and honored to receive Governor Palin's endorsement. Governor Palin has served her city, her state, her country, and her party with distinction. Governor Palin has always been led by principle, conviction and character."

"I look forward to working with her as we unify the Republican Party in Maryland, and around the country, on its core principles. Governor Palin's endorsement is an honor and a privilege," said Murphy in a press release.

Murphy faces incumbent Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley who is running for re-election as well as another former Maryland governor, Republican Robert Ehrlich.

Ehrlich is considered the overwhelming favorite to win GOP gubernatorial nominee. Ehlrich would face off in the general election against O'Malley. O'Malley defeated Ehrlich in his 2006 bid for re-election for a second term.

Murphy is the founder of the Plimhimmon Group an investment group. He is a University of Maryland and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School graduate.

CNN's Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2010 • Maryland • Sarah Palin
soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. dick delson

    why can't this dummy just go away????????

    August 4, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  2. Bob, Virginia

    I didn't even know this clown was in the race. Bobby Haircut will mop the floor with him. Another guaranteed loser for the Quittercuda.

    August 4, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. idesign

    and the Palin army marches on, picking up recruits along the way.......

    August 4, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. tfc

    I endorse Palin as "knucklehead of the the millenium".

    August 4, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  5. capnmike

    Sara Palin is a total idiot. It is pathetic that our news media keep giving this ignorant, lying opportunist so much publicity. It is even more pathetic that anyone would vote for her...a tribute to stupidity.

    August 4, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Sorry, Mr. Murphy, but the "Queen of the Grifters" . . .

    has blessed you with her support.

    After you lose, you can go back to your job as a polluter, er "energy executive."

    August 4, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. emma

    The grizzly bear, pit bull and pink elephant discourse is primarily the basis for her dog and pony show. How in the world does that translate to wise, sound leadership for a country which is beset with complicated issues?
    When She takes the advice of whoever is telling her what to say, she still has trouble making sense with it.

    August 4, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. AmericanFlag

    Hey, birthers! What planet was Palin "born" on? No earthling could possibly be as dumb as she.

    August 4, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  9. hardcoreliberal

    Being a far left liberal I don't always agree with Palin's politics.
    But I am baffled by all the hate displayed towards this woman.
    She has been accused of illegal activity which she was also been
    cleared of by a bipartisan committee in Anchorage, Alaska.
    She has children with normal everyday problems like most
    other American's children have. She is no genius but probably
    has average intelligence. She comes from a financially meek
    background. She defeated a powerful incumbent Republican
    Governor in Alaska after only going from housewife to mayor
    of a small town in a short time period.I just don't understand all
    the hate for a seemingly more average American than most of
    our representatives in Wash. D.C. are.
    Why all the hate ?

    August 4, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    I've taught kids is in the third grade that were smarter than Sarah Palin!

    August 4, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. Jay

    A quitter from the post of governor endorsing someone else for governor? Anybody think something is wrong with that?

    Must only make sense to a greedy, narcissistic, white-trash cartering, delusional idiot and her infinitely stupid followers.

    August 4, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  12. agatha tran

    I guess that means 1 in 4 Americans are pretty lacking in intelligence

    August 4, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  13. jaywingfuller

    The Kiss o'Death strikes again. Please Sarah, please continue to endorse these clowns so we can tell who the real losers are ahead of time. Just a suggestion, Sarah - you want to help your fellow dim-witted, closet-dwelling, lily-white, bigots get elected - SHUT UP!

    August 4, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  14. Rushs unseen, unheard, staff are the people he has callin to his show

    Shes all hat and no business of her own,except selling her loud mouth and skirt to corporate fascists.

    August 4, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |

    Down Murphy goes now.

    August 4, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  16. windrider

    Another cookie-cutter, cut and paste endorsement from someone who uses the same phrase over and over again because she has the attention span of a gnat. Everyone she endorses is a "pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative". And if Palin is an example of common sense, God help us if we elect more just like her.

    August 4, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
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