Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Steelman Picks up Tea Party Senator's Endorsement

Sarah Steelman in 2008. Photo credit: AP
Politico's Dave Catanese on Mike Lee's endorsement of Sarah Steelman:
Utah Sen. Mike Lee endorsed Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday morning. 
Lee said he believes Steelman is the strongest conservative in the three-way primary field vying to take on first-term Democrat Claire McCaskill.
That's significant because Mike Lee is a Tea Partier. Later in the article Catanese also notes:
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who Steelman has also been courting, told POLITICO he's still keeping his options open but name-dropped the former state treasurer without being prompted.
I'm still not sold on Steelman, but her trip to CPAC last week was obviously successful.

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