Sarah Palin Endorsements Are Winners

She got 3 of 4 yesterday, is 8-3 overall
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2010 5:40 PM CDT
Sarah Palin Endorsements Are Winners
Sarah Palin speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List, celebration of life breakfast at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington Friday, May 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – It could be a whole different ballgame in the general election, but one thing has become clear in the primaries: Candidates endorsed by Sarah Palin tend to win. Three of the four she backed yesterday won or advanced to a runoff, bringing her overall record to 8-3 in this year's midterms, reports Time.

Palin candidates generally get some money and mentions on Facebook and Twitter—all of which seems to drive grass-roots donations—but Palin sometimes takes a more aggressive approach, as she did with Nikki Haley. She tells Time her philosophy: "Oftentimes I'm looking at the candidate who shares the circumstances in which I've been: underfunded, up against the machine, no big endorsements, running a grass-roots campaign with the help of volunteer friends and family," she says. (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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