Ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has outraged some of her fans with an endorsement of former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina in the GOP's U.S. Senate primary in California.
The former vice presidential candidate made the endorsement on her Facebook page, saying Fiorina's experience running a major corporation is sorely lacking in Washington.
In endorsing Fiorina, Palin snubbed third party candidate Chuck DeVore, a favorite of the tea party movement.
More than 7,300 Palin fans clicked the "Like" button on the Facebook endorsement. But most of the 1,700 comments from Palin's 1.5 million-plus Facebook supporters _ many among the tea party faithful _ pleaded in Facebook comments for Palin to change her endorsement.
A spokesman for Palin did not have immediate comment Friday.