New polls show a top Nevada Republican trailing in her party's Senate primary, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) closes with Bill Clinton ahead of Tuesday’s runoff and Sarah Palin endorses former Gov. Terry Branstad (R) via — what else? — Facebook.
Tea party for one
Former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle leads the GOP field in two recent polls. In a Suffolk University survey out Thursday, Angle garnered 33 percent support while Las Vegas businessman Danny Tarkanian got 26 percent and former state Sen. Sue Lowden got 25 percent.
In a recent Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll, Angle’s lead was a point higher, with Lowden in second with 25 percent and Tarkanian in third with 24 percent.
The Lowden camp remains upbeat.
"According to the most recent internal exit polling, our get-out-the-vote efforts are paying off," Robert Uithoven, Lowden's campaign manager, wrote to supporters. "People are truly starting to think about November as they head to the polls."
The primary vote is June 8.
Lincoln's campaign released a TV ad Friday that features former President Bill Clinton defending the incumbent senator at a rally in Little Rock last week. In the footage, Clinton is seen talking about how unions wanted to make Lincoln the "poster child" for when a Democrat crosses them.
"This is about using you and manipulating your votes," Clinton says in the ad (watch it below).
Meanwhile, Lincoln continues to travel around the state on what she’s calling her "countdown to victory tour."
Terry gets a friend request from Sarah
Palin posted a brief note on her Facebook page Thursday expressing support for the former governor ahead of Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary. "Please join me in supporting Governor Branstad’s campaign," Palin wrote.
The Branstad camp trumpeted the backing later in the day.
"This latest endorsement further demonstrates the broad base of support that Gov. Branstad continues to build in his campaign for governor," said a spokesman for Branstad.
No word yet on whether the two will campaign together.