Among the various news outlets reporting on Palin backed candidates (CBS, WashPost, Associated Press) there seems to be some discrepancy as to the actual number of candidates Palin endorsed, but the overall conclusion is clear. Palin backed dozens of succesful GOP House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates, including some in key 2012 states. The Associated Press, whose report is somewhere in the middle put the numbers like this:
Palin's bottom-line, though, had Tuesday night as a win for her. In races called, her backed candidates won 37 of 52 House contests. She backed seven victorious gubernatorial candidates. In the Senate, she went six for 10 in races.There were some high profile disappointments, especially Sharron Angle in Nevada, Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and Joe Miller in Alaska. But the overall picture is one of pure Palin power.
Once again, Palin has proven that her star power is more than just a novelty. She can get the job done when it counts. And Tuesday's successes put her in a much stronger position should she decide to run in 2012!