WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will make multiple campaign appearances on behalf of Sen. Saxby Chambliss next week in Georgia, serving as the political closer for the GOP senator who is battling to win a second term.
This is Palin’s first campaign appearance on behalf of another Republican candidate since losing her bid to become the nation’s first woman to serve as vice president.
Palin will attend a fundraiser on Sunday night, then appear at multiple campaign stops on Monday in an effort to rally the GOP base to turn out to vote for Chambliss. The incumbent Republican is facing a strong challenge from Democrat Jim Martin. A runoff is scheduled for next Tuesday, after neither candidate received the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win on Election Day.
Palin is the latest high-profile politician to head to Georgia to campaign for either Chambliss or Martin. Former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore have campaigned for Martin, while Republican presidential nominee John McCain, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have appeared on behalf of Chambliss. Today, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will campaign for the Republican senator.
Nick Ayers, executive director of the Republican Governors Association, said that it made sense for Palin to help Chambliss in the days leading into the run-off because he noted that GOP governors are “still very popular in the party.”
“She is going to bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to this run-off,” said Ayers, a close Palin confidante. “She is widely popular in Georgia, and I could not envision a stronger closer for Saxby in this election.”
Georgia is one of two Senate contests that remain unresolved as the dust continues to settle from an Election Day that saw Republicans lose at least seven Senate seats, 20 House seats and control of the White House. Republicans must win at least one of the two remaining unresolved Senate races to prevent Democrats from reaching 60 seats in the chamber and thus achieving a filibuster-proof majority. Minnesota, the other unsettled Senate race, is currently in a recount.
Good... maybe she can ruin his chances at being elected also.
who cares. palin is a joke. please make it stop. she is a blight and a has-been of the political school of thinking which must be exterminated for our very survival. wise people see that
GOP is JOKE.
She'll probably turn out the largest crowds ever in a Senatorial election
Can't wait to see the 500 comments this article will generate from the hate-filled fascist obamabot left....
You have to be kidding me!
Obv iously Sen. Saxby Chambliss doesn't want to win either..........
She is bored up in Alaska..... next Dancing with the Stars.....
What has he done to deserve four more years? I want to know.
Oh goodness who called this in the rudy thread
oh no !
not the dim- wit sarah palin again.
Should"nt she be home with her kids who need her ?
Doesn't this women have a job? Does Alaska run itself?
I wish I had a magic wand to make her GO AWAY!
This is awesome. I just love Sarah! Not only did she pave the way for Obama to win the election, she continues every day to provide entertainment and comedy relief in these economically dire times. She's the perfect sociology experiment on multiple levels– not only an example of just how many people will follow the dumbest politician ever simply because of their narrow idealogy, but also how many people will watch her because of her looks (myself included), again, despite her being the dumbest politician ever. Please, Sarah, you go campaign for Saxby. That should give the Democrats a substantial edge.
I think we all need to cut Sarah Palin some slack. After all, she is from Alaska which has among the highest per capita incidence of alcoholism, rape and incest, i.e., she is from one of those "un-American" parts of our nation. In addition, she has no doubt been affected by the company she keeps, including a corrupt, convicted Senator, a witch doctor, and secessionists. In other words, she has been palling around with people who do not see America as you and I do.
So like I said, let's cut her some slack. She just doesn't know any better.
Dear God....please just go away!!! Please!!!
I don't know, does Chambliss really want the dumbest politician ever to campaign on his behalf? I hope some of the more intelligent republicans will jump over to the good side with this move.
Does the RNC condone this? I would think they would want her to stay away from all elections from here on out.
Good news for Martin!
Get over yourself, Sarah! Do your job that you signed up, and lead the people that really want you and need you!
Did anybody else the article last week where she has 800 personal appearance requests across the country for the coming year? Let's see– do my job as Governor of Alaska or stroke my ego by doing personal appearances all the time????? Wonder which one she will choose???
And I can't imagine 800 idiots in this country would actually want to book her to appear in the first place!!!!!!!!
Let the gaffes begin!
I told you They need me in the lower 48's.
Besides I needed an excuse to get out of Alaska again. So don't hate!
Please, Sarah, please....do tons of interviews. Maybe this time with a network other than Fox. Maybe someone who will ask tough questions AND follow-up.
If a were a resident of Alaska, I would be quite peeved at my governor spending time on politicking in Georgia! I understand her being away during the presidential campain but now that its over shouldn't she be a bit more focused on Alaska?
More details please ticker, like who is financing this trip?,
Nooooooooooo!!! Please, just make this woman go away already.
Does she and her handlers really think she's going to help? Don't they realize she is going to cause more damage to the party? to any candidate? to our sanity?