August 25th, 2010
01:17 PM ET

Palin also a big winner Tuesday

Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

(CNN) – Sarah Palin's endorsement slump has come to a screeching halt, with all three of the statewide candidates she backed either leading or having won their primary bids Tuesday night.

Palin's most high-profile, and perhaps influential, endorsement came in Alaska earlier this summer – where the former Republican vice presidential nominee backed little-known attorney Joe Miller over Lisa Murkowski, the state's incumbent Republican senator.

The endorsement immediately rocketed Miller's profile throughout the state, as did an endorsement from the Tea Party Express which poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the race. Palin's husband Todd also penned a fundraising letter and the former Alaska governor herself recorded a robo-call on Miller's behalf.

As of Wednesday morning, Miller holds a slim 1,960 vote lead of Murkowski, according to an unofficial vote tally by the Associated Press with 98 percent of precincts reporting, with thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted.

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Filed under: Raw Politics • Sarah Palin
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  1. silkphoenix

    Are so many Americans that stupid, which will vote for someone just because he/she being endorsed by Palin? Don't you think their credentials are much more important than endorsements? I guess that might be true since so many Americans buy products which are being endorsed by so-called "celebrities".

    August 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

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