Sarah Palin has been dipping in to GOP Senate primaries this election cycle to back candidates of her liking. The results? She's perfect after four races—the most noticable probably the victory of Ted Cruz in Texas—prompting Politico to dub her the "Senate kingmaker" in a profile today. Her "boldest" pick yet might be Sarah Steelman, who is running in Tuesday's Missouri primary for the privilege of taking on Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. Steelman has been running third, but the Palin dynamo might change that.
“She’s a rock star right now in Republican Senate primaries," says a former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. “She gives the impression that she has deeply held beliefs she’s willing to take on water for, and doesn’t really care what her critics think. She comes off resolute and principled.” Click for the full story, which describes the unique way in which "Palinworld" settles on a candidate and swoops in to provide help, often at the last minute and to the surprise of the candidate. (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)