Sarah Palin Carly Fiorina Endorsement:Palin Snubs Tea Party Candidate Chuck DeVore – Sarah Palin had remained silent about who she supported in California’s Senate race until today. Today Palin announced that she will be endorsing Carly Fiorina in the state’s republican primary. She made the decision to back Fiorina over GOP rivals Tom Campbell and Chuck DeVore. In her statement, Palin had said that she admired the way that Fiorina went about handling her politics, and loved that she grew up from a modest background.
“She grew up in a modest home with a school teacher dad, worked her way through several colleges, and then entered an arena where few women had tread,” Palin said in her statement that was released today. “Through a combination of hard work, perseverance, and common sense, she proved the naysayers wrong to reach the top of her field, where she led with distinction – facing hard truths, making tough decisions, and showing real leadership through a rocky transition period. Where others had failed, her company had weathered the storm and settled on a stronger new foundation.”
Fiorina has said that she was both “honored and grateful” for Palin’s endorsement, an endorsement that will likely weigh heavily on the minds of voters in the upcoming primary elections. California has primarily been a democratic state for many years, but recent bickering over immigration laws and a large amount of debt in the state have forced some democrats to consider going a different route.
“She, too, is a political outsider and a strong fiscal conservative, and we share a common concern for the direction our country is headed in under Barbara Boxer and her allies in Washington,” Fiorina said.