June 3rd, 2010
01:31 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin records robocall for Nikki Haley

Sarah Palin has recorded an automated phone call urging Republicans to vote for Nikki Haley in the South Carolina GOP primary.’
Sarah Palin has recorded an automated phone call urging Republicans to vote for Nikki Haley in the South Carolina GOP primary.’

(CNN) - Sarah Palin has recorded an automated phone call urging Republicans in South Carolina to vote for Nikki Haley, her chosen candidate in next Tuesday's GOP gubernatorial primary.

The former Alaska governor endorsed Haley last month, is featured in one of her television ads and has been one of Haley's staunchest defenders in the wake of two separate allegations of infidelity that have roiled the governor's race.

In the robocall launched Thursday, Palin tells voters she is "calling on behalf of my good friend, and a brave and strong conservative woman, Nikki Haley."

Palin says that Haley's rivals are attacking her with "made-up nonsense to try to knock you down."

"Believe me, I've been there," Palin says in the recording. "But you can make your own statement against these unfair attacks, and you can help take back state government, by voting for the real deal conservative, Nikki Haley on Tuesday."

Haley's campaign manager Tim Pearson said in a statement that "few people know better than Sarah Palin what it means for a conservative reformer to take on the establishment – and the blowback that comes with it."

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Palin criticized the practice of dialing voters with recorded campaign messages, saying that voters get "irritated" by such calls. But she has since recorded phone messages for other Republican candidates.

Haley's opponents in the primary are Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, Attorney General Henry McMaster and Rep. Gresham Barrett. Unless one of the candidates earns more than 50 percent of the vote next Tuesday – an unlikely prospect – the race will head to a runoff between to the top two finishers.

Listen to the robocall here.


Filed under: Nikki Haley • Sarah Palin • South Carolina
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. normajean

    If it isn't already, Sarah Palins endorsement should be the "kiss of death". If I were running for office, i wouldn't want her anywhere around me. She has her followers, but her detractors are legion.

    June 3, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Just like all the accusations against her weren't true? h ha ha ha ha ha ha haha

    Two women – both with round heels. (Family values my butt).

    June 3, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Sandi

    With that irritating voice, I'd be hitting the delete button in record time!

    June 3, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  4. Larry

    It's hilarious watching the whole Republican party self-destruct.

    June 3, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Steve (the real one)

    I will say again, If Haley has been found out to be lying, she needs to drop out of this race and NOT one minute earlier! This story will generate approx 300 responses. Most of them liberal written and hate filled. And to think liberals call the GOP/Conservatives haters! Go figure!

    June 3, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Four and The Door

    I love Sarah Palin's tenacity when she takes a stand. This is just one of the characteristics she has that make her a leader. Another one is that she has such a good grasp of her values that she knows quickly how to understand an issue. She doesn't need a room full of political advisors to help figure out what she is supposed to say.

    June 3, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  7. Betty Anne

    Palin does robocall. Ah, the truth is finally out: She is a robot!

    June 3, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. Michael in Houston

    The freakshow continues......this creep really grosses me out.

    June 3, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Cosmo

    Has Palin given her "good friend, and a brave and strong conservative woman, Nikki Haley" the advice that if she is elected governor and doesn't like it she can always act like she is being persecuted and quit and then write a book and make appearances for cash, like a true "strong conservative"? You go girl, right to the bank.

    June 3, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. rosita

    Palin...........you are a quiter!!
    Morons are the people who follow you!

    GO HOME AND HELP YOUR CHILD!!! he needs YOU, not the American people

    June 3, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  11. Bad Boy Havin' a Party

    Is it a "976" call for little Nikki to service the rest of South Carolina?

    June 3, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  12. one voice

    Just a bunch of incomplete sentences filled with lies and hate. YOU BETCHA

    June 3, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  13. anagram_kid

    From the article: Haley's campaign manager Tim Pearson said in a statement that "few people know better than Sarah Palin what it means for a conservative reformer to take on the establishment – and the blowback that comes with it."

    First of all, did Palin write that statement for Pearson? I think it is missing at least one verb. And secondly, does this mean Haley is following in Palin’s footsteps and quitting already?

    June 3, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  14. Death Panel Sarah

    Nikki Haley is a 'true republican'!!! In the tradition of the current Governor, she shows her true 'family values'!!!
    Just like her hero, Sarah dumb-dumb, she will deny any infidelity and blame any percieved enemies. Maybe Obama put these guys 'up to it'. He gets blamed for everything else.
    If South Carolina votes her in, they deserve what they get.
    At least she won't have to go all the way to Argentina!!!!

    June 3, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. dick delson

    I would not listen to anything this woman says. She is an idiot.

    June 3, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  16. Jayne

    Always supporting the losers ! Palin would be laughable if she was not so utterly stupid.

    June 3, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  17. jeff jackson, alabama

    Hey libs, get a load of this letter. Are you ready ???
    She's hot, she has already brought down a corrupt
    government in Alaska. She has already spear headed
    a new law in Alaska where the governor can not appoint
    a senator. It can only be done by free election. She is
    always one step ahead of what people predict she
    will do next. You are jealous of her to the point of
    psycho hate. You mobilize like a bunch of mice when a
    story appears about her and you go on a frenzied attack.
    You are ridiculous and she is not. You are hateful and
    she is not. Most of you are probably ugly and she is
    not. She is living the American dream and you can't even
    get your butts out of first gear. Now you will come on with
    a bunch of childish name calling. If you do I'm right .

    June 3, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  18. Rickster

    palin is gonna regret this. men are coming out of the woodwork with affair claims.

    June 3, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    I think the witches that her minister excorcised out of her a few years ago came back (within a few days).

    The idiot is PARANOID AND HATE-FILLED.

    June 3, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  20. Dean

    Palin criticized the practice of dialing voters with recorded campaign messages, Yet she does them. Hmmm Can you say hypocrite...

    June 3, 2010 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  21. BB

    This half term governor and loser of the GOP VP Election is an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  22. Palin 2012

    I don't think it matter to Palin at all if this woman cheated on her husband. I think now it's a matter of personal pride and win at any cost.

    June 3, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  23. Joseph-Ohio

    Palin support is not always good support! However, we Dems have no problem taking the win. Go Sara! Keep on supporting the GOP! With you are their front man (lady), Dems should be able to pull through just fine.

    June 3, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  24. Texas Doc

    You go Sarah! So far your endosement is the kiss of death. Tea Baggers untie!

    June 3, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  25. larry

    I can only hope that Haley loses by a landslide.

    June 3, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
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