Ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) was the VP nominee in the WH '12 election, while ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) didn't win a single primary that year.
Both GOP celebrities threw their weight this week behind ex-Rep. Pat Toomey's (R) SEN campaign. Toomey's campaign quickly touted Giuliani as a "major endorsement," heaping praise on him. Toomey, however, "didn't seem capable of saying Palin's name when asked about her at a debate" 10/20 or on national TV 10/.21.
While trying to tie his opponent, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, "Toomey also complained that Sestak was linking him to Palin." Toomey: "Joe Sestak can't defend his own record so he wants to run against somebody else. He's not going to be able to get away with that" (Brennan, Philadelphia Daily News, 10/22).