Ambition

Palin Makes Her Own Map for 2012

We've been keeping a close eye on how former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fared with her endorsements in the 2010 midterm election. All in all, she did pretty well, scoring nearly 50 wins Tuesday night. All the victories point to the path of the Palin primary, where she may have the most dedicated local supporters. In New Hampshire, that all-important first presidential primary state, Palin will find a friend in newly elected senator Kelly Ayotte. In South Carolina, another Republican proving ground, Palin can count on new governor Nikki Haley. In the Southwest, Palin can expect a boost from New Mexico's next governor, Susana Martinez. Look out, GOP.