With Ted Cruz's victory in Texas sealed, the focus is now on the race for U.S. Senate in Missouri -- at least for Sarah Palin. Palin has endorsed Sarah Steelman as the Republican nominee and showed her support by speaking at a fundraising event last week.
Palin made a stop in Cleveland, Mo. to attend the Steelman Surge BBQ on Friday. Steelman is in a three-way race for the Republican nomination, along with John Brunner and Todd Akin.
"She's the candidate in this race who scares them because she won't go to Washington to just go along, to get along," Palin told the crowd of over a thousand. "You have that choice to choose, results over rhetoric. Convictions over consultants and Missouri over Washington."
This is not the first campaign stop that Palin has made, nor will it be her last. Her most recent appearance was in the final days of the contentious Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Texas where Cruz won big on Tuesday. She, along with other Tea Party notables Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), gave their full support in hopes of solidifying Cruz's lead and very possibly establishing a Tea Party bloc in the Senate.
According to The New York Times, Cruz's margin of victory was 57 to 43 percent over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Even though Steelman has drawn support from the former Alaska governor, she is still behind in the polls.
According to Public Policy Polling, Steelman holds just 25 percent of the vote, trailing both Akin at 30 percent and Brunner at 35 percent. Ten percent of the voters plan to choose someone else or are undecided.
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