Palin celebrates Tuesday wins with web video release

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Though she wasn’t on a ballot, Sarah Palin is one of the most talked-about political figures in the wake of Tuesday’s GOP wins.

The chatter won’t stop today, as Palin released a web video this morning touting winning candidates she backed. The polished video, a little over a minute long, features a Palin voiceover alongside pictures of Tea Partiers and newly elected Governors-elect Nikki Haley and Susana Martinez, Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Representatives-elect Sean Duffy (WI-8), Allen West (FL-8), Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), Martha Robey (AL-2), Tim Scott (SC-1), Renee Ellmers (NC-2), and Sandy Adams (FL-24). Prominent senatorial picks like Christine O’Donnell and Joe Miller are notably absent.

Palin appears briefly at the end of the ad, right before a closing shot of a roaring grizzly bear. Palin has depicted her picks, particularly women candidates, as “Mama Grizzlies” rising up to protect the country and children they love.

“We’re gonna stand up and we’re gonna speak out,” Palin’s voiceover reads, as a crowd cheers the speech. “It may take some renegades going rogue to get us there. It may take folks shaking it up to get there. We’ve got to do this together.”

As of now, with several races still to be called, 49 of Palin’s 77 candidates won Tuesday.

Mary Katharine Ham