Sarah Palin didn’t have the best batting average with her endorsements on Tuesday. But that didn’t stop her from announcing her support for a new crop of candidates on Wednesday.
In a post on her Facebook page, the former Alaska governor endorsed seven women who are seeking office this year — all the while citing the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
“Words cannot express the depth of gratitude we owe to those brave feminist foremothers who struggled and sacrificed, endured imprisonment and ridicule, and fought fearlessly to grant future generations of American women a voice,” Ms. Palin wrote.
The endorsements came a day after two of Ms. Palin’s picks –- Rita Meyer, a Wyoming gubernatorial candidate, and Clint Didier, a Senate candidate in Washington –- failed to make it out of primaries. (As expected, two congressional candidates she backed in Washington were more successful.)
Ms. Palin also took to her Facebook page not long after Emily’s List, the group that aims to elect Democratic women who back abortion rights, announced Sarah Doesn’t Speak For Me, an initiative taking on Ms. Palin and her long list of endorsees.
Four of Ms. Palin’s new choices are challenging incumbent Democratic congressmen, including Martha Roby, who is trying to unseat Representative Bobby Bright in a conservative Alabama district. The three other candidates Ms. Palin endorsed are running for statewide office.
Most of the candidates Ms. Palin endorsed on Wednesday are already in general election mode, but she indicated that she had few regrets about injecting herself into so many primaries this midterm cycle.
“Regardless of whether the many candidates I’ve had the honor of endorsing win or lose this time around, I support them because they boldly shake things up in their primary races,” she declared. “They don’t just sit on the sidelines whining; instead, they are in the arena fighting for commonsense constitutional conservative solutions.”
Ms. Palin also took a rather cutting look at the Emily’s List campaign, which includes a rundown of candidates Ms. Palin has endorsed and their views, as well as this response to Ms. Palin’s video from earlier this summer that touched on the “Mama Grizzlies.”