Where's He From? Palin Botches Tweet Touting Raese

October 19, 2010 - 3:42 PM

(AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has thrown her support behind fellow Republican John Raese, but she also temporarily relocated his U.S. Senate bid to Pennsylvania.

Raese is running in West Virginia. Democrats were quick to seize on a Tuesday message from Palin's Twitter feed that named the wrong state while touting his candidacy.

The tweet was deleted and replaced by corrected messages. Palin, who ran for vice president alongside John McCain in 2008, endorsed Raese's campaign last week.

Democrats have tried to make an issue of Raese's residency in the election. Registered to vote in West Virginia, Raese has a house in Morgantown, and his family-owned Greer Industries is based there. He also has a house in Florida, where his wife is registered to vote and their daughters attend school.