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Despite Mixed Record, Palin Declares Victory

Palin's political action committee did not return phone calls. Palin was virtually AWOL from the campaign trail in the weeks running up to the election. She appeared at only two rallies. One was for Republican John Raese, who suffered possibly the greatest defeat by a Republican candidate this cycle by losing the West Virginia Senate race to Gov. Joe Manchin by 10 points. The other was for Republican Joe Miller in her home state, Alaska. Miller appears to be trailing Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write in campaign, though the "write-in" ballots have yet to officially be counted. Of the 13 candidates Palin stumped for, two lost in primaries. Of the next 11, two lost in the general and one -- Miller -- appears headed for defeat. Of the remaining eight, most cruised to election, including Rubio, Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R). The one race where Palin appears to have had the most positive influence is Haley's -- where her endorsement before the primary helped propel her to victory. Check out the video below.




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