October 15th, 2009
09:43 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin to campaign in Texas

Palin will hit the campaign trail for Rick Perry.
Palin will hit the campaign trail for Rick Perry.

(CNN) - Here's one place where a Sarah Palin campaign appearance is welcome: Texas.

Republican gubernatorial campaigns in Virginia and New Jersey are giving Palin the cold shoulder out of fear that she might alienate independent voters.

But it's a very different story in the Texas Republican gubernatorial primary, a conservative slugfest between Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Palin will campaign for Perry sometime next year, according to his campaign, but the dates are still being finalized. Palin endorsed the Texas governor's re-election bid earlier this year.

"She will be coming here to campaign sometime after the first of the year once she is done with her book tour," said Perry spokesman Mark Miner.

Palin's spokesman Meg Stapleton did not respond to inquiries seeking to confirm the visit.

After Palin resigned in July, Perry said he was proud to have Palin's support and boasted that she was planning to come to Texas to campaign for him. "If there's a bigger endorsement in the Republican universe, I don't know who it is than Sarah," he said at the time.

Hutchison spokesman Jeff Sadosky said both candidates will have high-profile conservatives campaigning for them as the race heads down the final stretch.


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soundoff (161 Responses)
  1. FAYE, NV

    Well, of course she can see Texas from her peep hole in the door. Lol

    October 15, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. Diana

    One wingnut campaigning for another wingnut.

    October 15, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  3. ThinkAgain

    Of course she's welcome in Texas: She's the female version of George W. Bush!

    Proclaiming to be Christian, hypocritical, in love with power and celebrity, has a career built not on ability but on appeal (she's physically attractive, George looks like his dad – they're both pretty grotesque inside, if you ask me).

    And endlessly pliable and willing to do anything for power. Karl Rove's dream come true!

    October 15, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  4. kr

    I was wondering how long CNN could go before posting on Sara Palin. You probably will not print this but I do not care where she goes. So she is going to campaign in a red state; big deal.
    There is a lot of news out there; report it and she is not at the top of the list.

    October 15, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  5. Francisco Cardenas

    ""If there's a bigger endorsement in the Republican universe, I don't know who it is than Sarah," he said at the time."

    This statement is a very good reason not to vote for Perry.

    October 15, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  6. Jay T.

    For Perry? Who in their right mind would campaign for Perry? That guy is running neck and neck with Sanford for biggest slimeball governor in the U.S. of A. Come on, Hockey Mom, have some integrity.

    October 15, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  7. Tammy

    Love you Sarah !

    October 15, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  8. Sniffit

    There's two peas in a pod for ya: Rick "The Secessionist" Perry, with his I-wanna-be-Chuck-Norris complex, and Palin, whose myriad feats of legendary absurdity defy slapping just one nickname on her. If the mindlessly fundamentalist, true-believing drool faucets that support people like this had brains in their heads to begin with, I'd fear for their mental health.

    October 15, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  9. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Perry's welcome in Texas is coming to an end as he tries to coverup a wrongful execution by firing everyone who knows the truth. Never better pick than Palin to help Perry with his coverup because she knows a lot about that.

    October 15, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  10. I Support President Obama!

    Palin- the clueless pathological liar. Who would want her to campaign for them?? Seriously??

    October 15, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. Puff the Magic Dragon

    After Palin resigned in July, Perry said he was proud to have Palin's support and boasted that she was planning to come to Texas to campaign for him. "If there's a bigger endorsement in the Republican universe, I don't know who it is than Sarah," he said at the time.

    Well how about Rush or Sean? Why not REALLY mess it up for yourself, Governor....

    October 15, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
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