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Palin endorses Ellmers

Sarah Palin has endorsed Republican Renee Ellmers in her challenge to Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge.

Ellmers' campaign staff breathlessly announced Palin's endorsement, which came Wednesday afternoon in a Facebook post.

Having worked in the health care industry all her life, she joined countless other concerned Americans at the town hall meetings last summer to protest the disastrous Obamacare legislation. And she didn’t stop there! Renee decided to join the ranks of patriotic mothers across the country who have the courage to run for office this year and fight to make sure our children have as bright a future as we were given. Renee has an uphill battle against a truly out of touch incumbent who made news not too long ago when he was caught on video assaulting a student who asked him if he supported the Obama agenda.

The value of and reasoning behind a Palin endorsement has been red meat for talking heads. Etheridge, a Lillington Democrat, has a huge money advantage, but campaign stops or fundraising events by Palin would be a big boost for Ellmers, a Dunn resident who is on her first run for office.

“Like Governor Palin, I am a mother who is concerned about the direction of our nation," she said in a news release. "We both know that Washington is out of control, and I am running to help set the country on a better path of fiscal responsibility that ensures prosperity for future generations.”

UPDATE: Etheridge's campaign responded.

"Sarah Palin, who ditched her public service job to be a celebrity, is just the latest in a string of far right politicians and groups to endorse Renee Ellmers," Etheridge said in a statement. "It is scary to think that Ellmers is going to take her marching orders about job creation from a person who abandoned the job she was elected to do for the people of Alaska."


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OH, The Lipstick Dipstick Speaks....

Blah, Blah, Blah.... The Bimbo in Limbo speaks...

If you can get past all the rotten eggs about to be thrown around you'll find that Congressman  Etheridge has done a very good job for his constituents.  Just look at the congressional record  yourself and stop listening to the Blah Blah people that are trying to scare you with more misinformation.


If that's the best the Etheridge campaign can do for a comeback, they're in deeper doo doo than I thought. This "quitter" meme may impress idiots but anybody with half a brain, and this probably includes whoever wrote Etheridge's response, knows Palin resigned as governor not to become a "celebrity" but to avoid bankrupting her family and distracting the state of Alaska defending herself against specious ethics charges. Alaskan law allows anyone to submit an ethics complaint against a public official, merited or not, and her opponents were not going to stop using that device as long as they could keep hammering her with it. If the Etheridge campaign doesn't know that, they should, and I suspect they do.

Geez, Bobby...

Not quite following your line, there... how many job-killing bills have you voted for in just the last two years?

ObamaCare?  Check.

Cap and Trade?  Check.

Obama Tax Increases?  Probably...

Card Check?  Uhm... Check.

Heckuva job, Bobby.  Bang-up work.  Last time you did North Carolina a favor was when you got run out of DPI.  Can you do us another one?

I did not know elmers glue was running????

Is glue a dem or a rep???

'breathlessly'? are you sure, bnicolet?

subtle lieberal jab there folks.

So would I libertine if I

So would I libertine if I was in his district.  But watch the Palin-haters emerge.  I see one already has.  There will be others.  They can't help themselves. :>)

Sarah who?

Sarah who?

@AgentPierce: Palin's

@AgentPierce: Palin's endorsement of any candidate is irrelevant.

I would vote for a piece of decaying belly button lint against Etheridge. Or a three legged dog. Perhaps an empty cardboard box. You get the picture.

Here come the Sarah-haters ....

For the Sarah-haters who will do what Sarah-haters do ..... your extreme bile-boiling hatred for Sarah Palin is exactly why this is helpful to Renee Ellmers.   We are not looking for your support or approval, we are looking to defeat you. We sincerely appreciate your 24/7 hatred for Palin.  Thanks!

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