Since the mama of the Mama Grizzlies is getting a lot of attention today, here's a look at ex-Gov. Sarah Palin's 2010 endorsement scorecard. It's 6 to 3, with 4 TBD and 2 no contests.
With the victories of Carly Fiorina in California and Terry Branstad in Iowa, Palin has now endorsed six Republicans who went on to win their primaries: Nikki Haley (SC GOV), Rick Perry (TX GOV), Susana Martinez (NM GOV) and Rand Paul (KY SEN).
Three Republicans Palin endorsed have lost: Vaughn Ward in Idaho's first congressional district, Tim Burns in the special election in Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district, and Cecile Bledsoe, who lost her primary in Arkansas last night.
Four Palin-endorsed candidates have upcoming competitive primaries: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), former DA Sean Duffy (WI 7), and Clint Didier (WA SEN) and Allen West (FL-22).
One -- Rep. Michelle Bachmann from Minnesota -- does not.
Palin endorsed Adam Kizinger after the primary in Illinois.
Patterns? An equal mix of men and women. More conservative than not, not always the most conservative in the race. Palin likes vets; she's endorsed three vets of recent wars and one vet of a long-ago war. Some of her picks have also been given the nod by the establishment, like Branstad. Others, like Paul and Didier, definitely have not.