The Mama Grizzly Scorecard: Not That Great
Sarah Palin is deciding whether to be a queen or a queen maker, but the high profile races where she interjected didn’t do all that well for her.
Palin will point to a positive win-loss record—49 of her 77 candidates triumphed, (6 races had yet to be called by Wednesday morning.) But many of the highest-profile races, where she had loudly interjected herself, her candidates—Sharron Angle in Nevada, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, and John Raese in West Virginia—lost.
The high profile losses overshadowed the wins because Palin invested so much capital in Angle and Joe Miller in her home state, meaning her papa grizzlies didn’t do so well either.
Among the Papa Grizzlies, Palin’s last-minute stumping for John Raese in West Virginia didn’t catapult him to the Senate—Raese still lost to Democrat Joe Manchin, in what had become a must-win race for Democrats.
In her home state, Palin fought hard for Miller, tweeting, facebooking and appearing at rallies in his support. But some observers believed she was actually hurting her favorite by mobilizing his opposition.Click here for reuse options!
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