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.
Oh my God, go home!!!!
Honestly...I am a Democrat, but some of you think the word Democrat is the godsend. Competence in Government is what we need, and while I am impressed with the Obama decisions so far, I dont think too much control is a very good thing.
Thats why I am rooting for the GA incumbent (R).
Congress needs to do a driveby turkey sandwich and get their collective bootie back to work in DC.
That Nancy Pelosi MUST GO, and Barney Frank too!
At least Sarah has a RECORD of doing something in the couple of years she's been in charge up there!
Alaska wake up...you voted her as your leader, or did you vote for her to be a republican bimbo fliting around the country. Serves you right for electing an airhead. You might want to chain her to her desk in the govenors office so the rest of us dont have to see or listen to her.
Another loser looking for a big mouth to sling mud for him.
I think it's a given that anyone asking this lunatic to campaign for them, plans to fail. Did this guy just totally miss the presidential elections?
Don't underestimate the star power of a beauty queen shooting a wild hog in the Okefenokee Swamp and then knocking down some cool ones with the good ole boys!
shouldn't ol' Sarah be home planning a baby shower and a wedding?
Someone actually asked, "What can the Republican Party do to reestablish a positive image?" First, OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!! The more you put Palin out there, the worse you look! You may as well get George Bush to strump for you!!!! You people are in denial!!!! If your party doesn't get SERIOUS, you're doomed!!!! But then again, I don't mind. I voted for Obama! Keep it up and we will be eternally grateful!
Doesn't this boob have a job she was elected to do?
There's much to be said about someone who enjoys hoarding the public spotlight as much as this woman. You would think after months of campaigning, and being a key figure in destroying the McCain campaign she would get the hint by now.
How about raising those kids of yours, Sarah? Yeah, remember them?
GOP – you have no one to blame but yourselves.
Also, Alaska – we're sorry to break your peace and quiet, but seriously, keep her up there and we swear we sill stop making fun of you.
Who's going to be paying for this trip.....the Alaska Tax payers or the RNC because it sure won't be Palin. I do find her entertaining as long as she's not fanning the flames of racism.
This could be a disaster for the GOP. Let Palin keep her buttttttttt in Alaska. They can do better than have her giving false and smears agains. Stay home Sarah.
Why won't she just GO AWAY??
i only hope she does as much for chambliss as she did for mccain!!!
If everyone would just BOYCOTT any story from Palin, any news article of video from Palin – the media will tire and realize that she's not getting through to us.
AMERICA, BOYCOTT PALIN!!
Sarah.....just click your heels three times and repeat..."there's no place like Alaska..."!!!
Gobble Gobble! Thanks for helping another Democrat into office Sarah.
Good business for the high end stores in Georgia. Republicans still do not get it.
She truely is the last nail in someones coffin.
Oh, she'll galvanize the base and bring out the vote all right... for the Democrats!
I just got to say something... Idiots... I'm done now...
Who is running Alaska these days?
If Palin does not want to perform her duty as Governor of Alaska, then perhaps she can be replaced.
Someone has to speak up about Palin and her obvious disregard to her obligations to Alaska! :(
Well, at least the Democratic Party will be stronger, thanks to Palin! :D
If we are lucky, Palin will be responsible for the Democrats to have a filibuster power in the Senate! :D
Somebody please make her go away.......
NEWS BREAKING HEADLINES -
Done Deal in Georgia! Democrat Jim Martin has been elected Senator by a landslide margin after Sarah Palins campaign of hate and division across the State of Georgia....way to go Sarah!
God Bless President Obama and the First Family!!