|Sarah Steelman in 2008. Photo credit: AP|
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.