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.
The people of Georgia would be wise NOT to re-elect Saxby Chambliss to the Senate. Obama is putting a great team in place to get the economy back on track and needs all the HELP he can get..,.NOT HINDERANCE!
You can expect more race-baiting, hate-mongering from this rethuglian sycophant, pretty much along the lines of "he's palling around with terrorists."
Ok...so here we go again. What's the attire, hoods and capes or just veils that mask the truth?
I thought someone promised us that we wouldn't have to see and hear her after the election..... empty promise!
With a Turkey in one hand and a shotgun in the other,yelling yeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa.
Auuugh! I am so tired of her! America is so tired of her! She is the reason John McCain lost the White House, and she will be the reason Georgia Republicans lost their seat!
Who is taking care of her special needs baby while she is advancing her political career?
I thought that when they lost she would go away....now we are seeing her more than ever! What do we do to get her to go away..please someone tell me what to do and I will do it!!!!
Maybe she can do for Chambliss like she did for McCain. Turkey anyone?
Will this woman please just go away.
Who is taking care of this woman's kids?
Why have four or five kids if you are not going to raise them and take care of them?
This woman is so vain that she will put herself ahead of what is best for her children.
If Chambliss loses he can blame Palin. Why won't they let her fade away...
You know, after that last bit with the turkeys in the background, this woman is just plain gross.
Back to Alaska, Palin, I can't imagine you will help anybody out with their campaign.
Can do for Sen Chambliss what she did for Sen McCain? Or is she now angling to become his supporter, then do what she did in Alaska, and send him off to an investigation so she can step in as the next GOP senator in Georgia? That clever Sarah Palin, she is outfoxing all of us....
Then the Dem. candidate has it made. This governor can suck the life out on anybody's campaign. A favor to ask; would you please refuse to mention her name for, oh six months maybe? That would allow me to heal and her to finish shrinking up and blowing away. Thanks in advance.
Senator Chambliss will lose for sure by having Palin campaign. Palin is such a loser. Did you see the video of Palin where she pardoned a turkey then did an news interview with the turkeys getting their heads cut off behind her. Idiot.
He must really want to win. LOL
I hope the citizens of Alaska do not mind her straying away from her day job after the last long absence. I cannot believe that this woman would be a draw for this candidate or any other candidate. Every time she opens her mouth, more nonsense spews forth. Why doesn't she just stay in Alaska and do the job she was elected to do there? I'm totally sick of the sight and sound of this woman personally. She is a very divisive figure–people either totally love her or totally hate her. Guess what camp I'm in?
The ignorant fool needs to disappear from the media.
Wonder how she will smear the Democrat and lie about herself.
That's funny. Remember how she went on and on about how much work she has to do as governor and that it far outwieghed anything Obama had experienced. She sure has found time in her busy life to keep jetting down from Alaska to put her face in front of the camera.
Please just stay home I have a headache already...
Maybe Palin's unwed daughter will campaign along side John McCain and Fred Thompson's second wives, and Guilliani's third wife in a kind of Republican family values parade for Chambliss.
GOP needs to fire up that Christian Coalition base!
It would be real loss for Replicans if Sarah and Rudy started campaigning. The GOP has lost big time especially because of Sarah Palin and her campaigning does nothing to help. Why doesn't Sarah just keep her mouth shut – when she speaks she becomes a laughing stock.
I thought the Sarah Palin Show was cancelled on Nov. 4, 2008. I guess you guys are gonna keep her in syndication. UGH!
If Georgia follows behind the suggestion of Palin, it will prove just how backwards the state is. She reminds of us all the wrong things...
She said every mean and vile lie she could against Obama ... from what I hear ... that's how Chambliss beat Max Cleland in the last election.
I can't image that anyone that lauds those that have served in the military ....... or those that have given of their body for this country .... could EVER endorse Saxby Chambliss .... but some how both McCain and Palin DID.
When Sarah Palin heard that McCain met with Obama last week, she accused McCain of palling around with terrorists.