Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) – Stopping the Obama agenda means electing John Raese to the Senate, Sarah Palin said Saturday.
At an event in West Virgnia, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee appeared with rock star and conservative activist, Ted Nugent, and told the crowd that Obama's policies must end.
"Obama points backwards and blames everyone else, and yet he has perpetuated the problem in these last two years," Palin said.
She also painted Raese as part of the solution for America.
"Washington's agenda must change. We can't afford politicians who will rubber-stamp their party's agenda," Palin said. "We need real leaders like John Raese. West Virginia and America cannot afford what's coming down the pike if we don't turn this car around."
Palin is just one of the national Republicans that have or will visit West Virginia. Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain already stumped in the state, and former New York City Mayor and 2008 presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani will be in West Virginia before Election Day.
Raese faces popular two-term Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin. Most recent polls show the race is neck and neck, and top non-partisan political handicappers describe the contest as a toss-up, which explains the bitter ad battles currently underway.
Former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Manchin earlier in October, and he will return on Monday for another event.
The winner of the special election in November will fill out the final two years of the term of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, who died earlier this year. Byrd was first elected to the Senate in 1958.