Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Senate Endorsements

There's little argument that Heather Wilson is winning the endorsement battle in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.

But two of her opponents have just received some high profile endorsements this week.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky

Let's start with Lt. Gov. John Sanchez. Today his campaign announced that he's been endorsed by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. The son of libertarian GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, Rand is a Tea Party candidate who upset the establishment favorite in last year's Republican primary.

“I’ve watched the race unfold in New Mexico and it has become clear to me that there is only one rock-solid, Constitutional conservative in the race committed to standing up every day to fight higher taxes, increased spending and unrestrained government growth and that candidate is Lt. Governor John Sanchez,” said Senator Paul. “If the voters of New Mexico want more of Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi they have plenty of choices, but if they want a true conservative to look out for the taxpayer, I hope they’ll join me in supporting John Sanchez.”

Sharron Angle
Speaking of Harry Reid, Sharron Angle, the Tea Party Republican who surprised the Nevada establishment last year by winning the GOP Senate primary -- but then lost to Reid in the general election -- has endorsed darkhorse candidate Greg Sowards.

The Hill quote an Angle e-mail saying, "Greg Sowards is our only opportunity to advance conservatism."

Still waiting to see who Christine O'Donnell endorses.