Palin Backs Rick Scott, West, and Bondi in Florida Races

Thursday, 07 Oct 2010 12:19 AM

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Florida GOP candidates Rick Scott, Pam Bondi, and Allen West Wednesday during a visit to Newsmax Media headquarters in West Palm Beach to help launch Newsmax’s “Make America Great Again” campaign and webcast.

Meeting the press outside Newsmax headquarters, Palin answered questions and offered strong endorsements of Scott, who is running for governor; Bondi, a state attorney general candidate; and West, a conservative running in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District.

“I think Rick Scott is doing very well, and, of course, I’m rooting for him,” she said.

Regarding Bondi and West, she said they are “a couple of the folks who are running for, I think, some very, very key positions to help get this country back on the right track. And it’s been an honor and a double-edged sword though, any time that I attach my name to somebody’s campaign because then it seems like they’re under a little bit more scrutiny and criticism sometimes, so more power to ’em for being bold enough to accept an endorsement.”

Palin also addressed Florida’s U.S. Senate race, in which the Republican candidate is Marco Rubio, facing off with Gov. Charlie Crist, who switched from Republican to independent for the race, and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek. She noted “the uniqueness of Florida politics. Of course, your Senate race, too, is intriguing for the rest of the country. Many parts of the world are looking at how this senate race here will unfold and, you know, my pick there is Rubio, for what it’s worth. I think that he will help make those right decisions to get Florida and our nation on the right track.”

See video below.

Newsmax founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy organized the exclusive “Make America Great Again” series, which will feature Palin and top political analysts from around the country discussing the values and policies that made America the "shining city on a hill" that President Ronald Reagan spoke of so often.

The series will feature several special broadcasts hosted by political commentator Michael Reagan, son of President Reagan.

Joining Palin, Reagan, and Ruddy on the series will be Fox News analyst Dick Morris, as well as Grover Norquist, America's foremost anti-tax activist.

Former Christian Coalition President Ralph Reed will appear on the series as well, as will a powerful lineup of some of America's most informed and influential experts.

The webcast featuring Palin, a Fox News commentator and best-selling author, will air to a nationwide audience exclusively at www.newsmax.com. The series begins on Oct. 12 and runs through Election Day.

You still can sign up for Newsmax’s exclusive webcast with Sarah Palin — Click Here Now.





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