February 3rd, 2009
01:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin takes sides in Texas governor's race

Sarah Palin is weighing in on a high-profile Republican primary race, endorsing Texas governor Rick Perry in his 2010 re-election bid over his potential challenger, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Sarah Palin is weighing in on a high-profile Republican primary race, endorsing Texas governor Rick Perry in his 2010 re-election bid over his potential challenger, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

(CNN) – Sarah Palin is weighing in on a high-profile Republican primary race, endorsing Texas governor Rick Perry in his 2010 re-election bid over his potential challenger, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

In a fundraising letter sent to “Texas Republican Women” - a constituency that could be crucial to Hutchison should she decide to run - Palin stressed Perry’s commitment to conservative causes.

“He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular,” Palin’s letter said. “He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns - and you know how I feel about guns!”

In a not-so-subtle reminder to Republican primary voters that Hutchison agrees with Roe v. Wade despite her support for many abortion restrictions, Palin said her fellow governor is firmly opposed to abortion rights.

“Rick Perry believes in protecting the most vulnerable in society, and who is more vulnerable than an unborn child?” Palin asked. “Our value as human beings in the eyes of Our Creator is not diminished by any circumstance. Not every child is born into ideal circumstances, but every life is sacred. Rick Perry knows this - it is at the core of his being.”

Palin’s move is not a complete surprise: She has traveled to Texas numerous times, and knows Perry well from their work together in the Republican Governor’s Association.


Filed under: Kay Bailey Hutchison • Sarah Palin
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Obama Victim

    the real question is who will the Dems put up to run against her in '12? Obama will be a laughing stock by then....well, actually he is already...................and I wonder if he paid his taxes?? or did Tony Rezco cover that??

    February 3, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. Louie

    Who cares what Palin thinks? The woman is an idiot and her opinions mean nothing. The fact that the GOP thinks she is a front runner for 2012 is scary as hell. Just further proof that this country is on its way out.

    February 3, 2009 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  3. Ariana

    "You know how I feel about guns."

    Yea Palin, we all know what a psychotic freak you are...you LOVE to kill. That's not something you should brag about. Anyone who supports this woman should be put to sleep.

    February 3, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. magella

    Does this woman spend ANY time taking care of her home state? Or her kids, for that matter?

    February 3, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Center of the Middle

    If I were a politician...the last thing I'd want is her endorsment...

    She's a tad bit to narrow minded for my taste.

    February 3, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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