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Why Sarah Palin's Trump Endorsement May Not Matter in Iowa

The former vice presidential nominee has a mixed record when it comes to picking winning candidates.
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Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump united two favorites of Republican conservatives, but it's an open question whether Palin's nod will help the billionaire front-runner.

The former Alaska governor is making known her favorite in the presidential race just two weeks before the Iowa caucuses where polls show Trump in a dead heat with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas—a candidate who benefitted from Palin's backing in his 2012 Senate race.