Sarah Palin Endorses Christine O'Donnell

More

If you're not addicted to Twitter and don't listen to talk radio, you may have missed it, but Sarah Palin endorsed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell this afternoon. While on a short radio interview with Sean Hannity, Palin announced her endorsement, saying that she hadn't even told O'Donnell yet. Shortly afterward, O'Donnell tweeted, "Just got Gov. Palin's endorsement! Thank you for your prayers!"

Yesterday, Palin had retweeted a comment from a different talk radio host saying that "@ChristineOD is great, her election must [be] a major focus for us all." This sparked a flurry of speculation as to whether a retweet counts as an endorsement, which Palin cleared up today on air. Palin has not yet issued a Facebook endorsement, though, which has been her traditional mode of plugging candidates. No word as to whether she's framing O'Donnell as another Mama Grizzly, which could be difficult since O'Donnell does not have children.

Palin's endorsement follows spending on the race by Tea Party Express, but it appears it may be less than the $250,000 originally promised. Palin and the group often support the same candidates, as in Alaska, where the two combined to help Tea Party insurgent Joe Miller topple incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Nicole Allan is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Are Americans So Bad at Saving Money?

The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In