Tea party focused on coming GOP Senate primaries

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri. She's appearing in television and radio ads, making automated telephone calls -- even serving barbecue pork at a political picnic.

Palin wants people to vote for Sarah Steelman, one of three top Republicans competing in a primary Tuesday for the right to challenge Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill

After the recent victory by Texan Ted Cruz in a GOP Senate primary, Palin and the tea party movement now are trying to capitalize in primaries elsewhere.

But that may pose a difficult test. In Missouri, conservative loyalties are fractured among Steelman, businessman John Brunner and Congressman Todd Akin. Divided loyalties also exist among conservatives in upcoming Senate primaries in Wisconsin and Arizona.


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  • by SAM Location: Grand Junction on Aug 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    Sarah Palin is an idiot. She is the main reason that John McCain stood, no chance, of beating Obama. Thank you Sarah Palin, because of you we have one of the worst presidents in history. Go back to Alaska and stay there, oh, maybe they don't want you any more either.
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      by Down the John on Aug 6, 2012 at 01:21 PM in reply to SAM
      Actually I think it was John McCain who lost. (A sort of "worse than Bob Dole" candidate. The Left was hot and the Republicans were "ho hum".. )
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        by Up the Creek on Aug 6, 2012 at 03:56 PM in reply to Down the John
        You got that right. McCain was a no energy, it's my turn, kind candidate with NO excitement. It wasn't until he picked Sarah that it got interesting. he would have lost 60-40 63-37 without her.
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      by Wayne on Aug 6, 2012 at 04:54 PM in reply to SAM
      I agree with you, but I don't think Mrs. Palin is stupid, but I do think she is mentally ill. I didn't vote for John McCain for the simple reason that Mrs. Palin and her diminished capacity belongs nowhere near the button.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 7, 2012 at 09:26 PM in reply to Wayne
        Nobody who believes in any sort of paradise after death should be anywhere near the button that can kill us all.
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          by Disgusted on Aug 8, 2012 at 06:24 AM in reply to
          Your bigotry is showing. Jesus loves you and died for your sin.
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