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CD11: GOP strategist names Emken a ‘Palin prospect’

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 4:20 pm in 2010 election, congressional district 11.

Elizabeth Emken

Elizabeth Emken

It’s not an actual endorsement but Elizabeth Emken’s campaign is touting it nonetheless.

Daily Beast writer and GOP strategist Mark McKinnon listed Emken today as one 11 GOP women running for office he considers prospective members of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s sleuth of mama grizzlies. (Yes, a group of bears is called a sleuth. I Googled it.)

He cites the Danville resident’s background as an advocate in Washington, D.C., for increased attention and money for the treatment of autistic and other disabilities. She is one of four primary candidates seeking the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District.

Click through on the link above to read the full post but here is the top of McKinnon’s column:

The Alaska sensation is recruiting and endorsing GOP women nationwide—spooking the Democrats. Mark McKinnon surveys her 11 top prospects.

I like strong women.

I like strong women who speak their minds. (I’m married to one of them.) And I’ve worked with and around many in politics, including Ann Richards, Laura Bush and Sarah Palin.

No matter your gender or politics, you have to hand it to her: Palin is fearless. “You don’t want to mess with moms who are rising up,” the Wasilla warrior said last week. “If you thought pit bulls were tough, you don’t want to mess with mama grizzlies.”

Click here to read the full post.

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