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.
"understand her philosophy on energy related issues" I believe that would be drill, baby, drill, tax the oil men and give to Alaskans, build a pipeline and give to Alaskans, drill in the protected wilderness and give to Alaskans, kill the polar bears, moose, elk, wolves, and turkeys in order to drill, and GIVE TO ALASKANS. Oh, and just "GIVE to Alaskans," early and often. No wonder they like her and Stevens...they are great at grabbing tax dollars from the rest of us. Yes, Palin is the gift that keeps on giving...to the "pro-Americans" white, wealthy, and certain that God is blessing every word they try to say...also.
When the socialist regime that this country was just fooled into electing is exposed for what it really is, anti-American (which most liberals are), racist, anti-capitalist(which most liberals are), it will need more then just media protection to shield it from angry Americans. Palin or Romney will walk easily into the presidency in 2012- THANK GOD
maybe the republicans don't really want to win anymore. get her off the stage!!
Got tired of bashing Bush?
this woman's endorsement would be enough to convince me to vote AGAINSt whoever it may be.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss might have invited her to secret Moose chiili dinner she couldn't refuse.Enjoy...get back home as soon as you can Gov Palin.No one here likes you..Can't you get that........!!!!!
Not again...........does Palin ever know when to quit? Are the Repubs that desperate? Haven't they learned yet? They keep digging their hole deeper & deeper!
Typical of the party of the confederate to send their Top Symbol of Southern Womanhood down there to do the dirty work of racism . I no this wont post, but it felt good to write this.
, For Lyle.
It is President elect Obama. Have some respect for you new
to be President.
I'm a proud Republican living in Georgia and want desperately for Sen. Saxby Chambliss to remain for a second term.
To that point, for the love of God – KEEP PALIN AS FAR AWAY FROM US AS POSSIBLE !!!!
TALK ABOUT RUNNING IT IN THE GROUND! GET OVER YOURSELF PALIN! YOU ARE A J O K E ! ! !
The Palin Puzzle: Doesn't it scare anyone out there that this sort of person is in our political structure and seems to be going hell bent for election? Really frightens me to think she had a chance to become our vice president, but there she was on the ticket!!! How many others like her are there? We need to do a reality check on our elected people, especially ones like Senator Teddy Kennedy: a life-long alcoholic now with some sort of brain disease and still making decisions for us! God help us!! Someone needs to.
I'm sick of hearing about her in the media every day! When will she go away?!?
After the turkey shoot..is that a pun? Tina Fey has a lot of catching up to do.
What a joke! Please make her go away.
Palin is the Britney Spears of the Republican party (except Britney's smarter)
I'm more interested in the handsome cop next to her...what is this article about again???
Guess the kids can wait. Maybe they can fool around some more while mom is off gallavantin around the south. Dad's got his snow machine racin to do. Boy good thing that pot of caribou she made for Gretha is still keepin
OH PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE SOMEBOBY SHUT HER UP. WITH HER CHILDESS VOLCABULARY. SARAH PLEASE SHUT UP. CAN WE GO 1 DAY WITHOUT HEARING FROM YOU?
Gonna take some slaughtered turkeys with her???
What a joke! Martin should count his lucky stars.
what is she campaigning for ? the stupidest woman in the world ?
Why won't she just go away. She should stay in Alaska and actually do the job she was elected to do. If I lived in Alaska I would be talking impeachment about now.
I wonder if she is going to bring Ayers, Socilaism, Joe the plumber, tito the builder, blah, blah, blah.
We've heard the speech already.
Does she even know Saxby or where Georgia is located?
Doesn't this bimbo have a job already? Palin's taken women back a hundred years with her trying to flirt and wink her way to the white house. Women, stand up against Palin's horrible behavior!!!
DEAD WOMAN WALKING