Endorsement Report Cards: How Palin, Bloomberg and Christie's Picks Fared

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Be sure to tune in to the Brian Lehrer Show on Wednesday at 10:20am to hear Joyce Purnick, Bloomberg biographer and Shushannah Walshe, Palin biographer, discuss the Palin/Bloomberg effect.

This midterm election, Sarah Palin, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Governor Chris Christie stumped for candidates in districts far and wide. They each chose strategically, at times elevating obscure candidates to national attention. But how effective is their reach?

Here's a map showing the geographic reach of Mike Bloomberg (Purple) and Sarah Palin (Pink) on the endorsement circuit. Click on each pin to see the race and the outcome. And below are midterm report cards for Palin, Bloomberg, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. [Map by Alec Hamilton]

View It's A Free Country Presents: Bloomberg v. Palin Endorsement Showdown in a larger map

These grades were last updated at 6:00 p.m. EST on 11/03, some races are still pending.



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Comments [6]

gaetano catelli from Taylor, MS (pop. almost 300)

good segment, Brian!

Nov. 08 2010 07:10 AM
DavidD from NJ

If you examine Palin's report card you will see that her endorsements for Senate candidates in reliable Red states, such as KY and SC, were successfull but not one of her candidates in the reliable Blue states won on Tuesday. The one exception to this is that her endorsement for U.S. Senate in a reliably Red state that is also her home state, Alaska appears to be headed to defeat against a write in candidate.

But none of this will negatively impact her career as a well paid "pundit" or diminish the cries of "Palin in 2012!"

Bring her on!

Nov. 04 2010 11:28 AM
Robert from NYC

This has to be one of the stupidest segments you've ever had. Who cares either way about either of these two people!!

Nov. 04 2010 11:21 AM
The Truth from Becky

There is no such thing as a "sub-party" the tea lamers are republicans....and a house divided cannot stand. I cannot wait for them to implode!

Nov. 04 2010 10:43 AM
John from Manhattan

On the other hand, how did President Obama's endorsements perform?

Nov. 04 2010 10:34 AM
Pat from Seattle

But, but, but, Sister Sarah's endorsements DO SO TOO ALSO MATTER!! .....on Dancing With The Stars that is.

Got some advice for ya Sarah if you plan on grifting the white house silverware - give it your best good old (six) college try and run as a write-in candidate, you betcha!

Nov. 03 2010 08:05 PM

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