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

Palin to campaign in Texas

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/02/art.plain1002.gi.jpg caption="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. Mark

    Why doesn't CNN and the Huffington Times just merge?

    October 15, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  2. windfall

    Amazing how people can't see that her unmatched ability to DIVIDE can, in no way, be good for America.

    DIVIDED WE FALL.

    October 15, 2009 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  3. Mark

    Palin is a rock star. I wish she was campaigning for Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison, though

    October 15, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  4. Joey Fritts

    I should think that Kay is thrilled to death that Palin is endorsing Perry

    October 15, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. Joey Fritts

    Perry, the best man for the Democrats.

    October 15, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  6. Patriotic American

    Didn't Texas secede already? Palin and Perry are two peas in a pod. But watch out Rick; she'll be there to help you. Unless, well, something else comes up and she has to cancel last minute. It's her style, dontcha know.

    October 15, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. Todd M

    I still can't fathom why a Palin endorsement is so valuable? She wasn't known at all until McCain picked her as a ruinning mate.

    She quits her term early and still doesn't have any national experience other than being the running mate on a losing campaign.

    It reminds me of the beanie baby craze of the 90's. Everyone had to have them and paid anyhting for them until everyone realized they were worthless.

    October 15, 2009 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  8. JN

    I would love to have an utterly failed politician come and campaign for me.

    You are a joke Palin. A complete joke. If it weren't for stupid people you and most of the Republicans (except Ron Paul) would be absolute nothings.

    Obama/Biden 2012 defeats Palin/another idiot!!!

    October 15, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  9. Cathy Reid

    We mean there is somewhere in this country that like that moron?? I would have guessed Texas home of the conservative idiots.
    They like George (who could not tell the truth if his life depended on it) Bush.
    Maybe you could keep her there and stuff a dirty sock in her big stupid mouth.
    She is qualified to sweep streets, so if you have some adult who could watch her. Maybe she could clean up the dirty streets in Texas.
    This woman is a danger to this country, we can only hope she shuts up for good.

    October 15, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  10. Annette

    Birds of the same feather, stick close together.I 'm sure Perry would love to have Palin there.

    October 15, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  11. Matt

    and this is why I am moving out of texas...

    October 15, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  12. ANGIE IN PA

    Isnt she just a private citizen now? But anyway Texas can have her keep her. they loved Bush they will love her we on the East coast DONT WANT HER!

    October 15, 2009 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  13. David

    This is one Texan who would prefer she didn't.

    David S.
    Houston, TX

    October 15, 2009 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  14. Caribou in Texas?

    Good place for her. Better stay out of the big cities and Rio Grande Valley Sarah. There are no "real" Americans there!

    October 15, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  15. A Real American

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

    This says a lot about the state of the Republican party.

    I thought she was a "right to lifer"? How can she support Perry? He is willing to execute an innocent man rather then admitt the state of Texas made a mistake!

    October 15, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  16. Rick -EXREPUBLICAN, EX-Marine

    Perry is a buffoon of major proportions, it's only appropriate someone who ran away from the responsibilities of the same position would be coming to campaign for him. I think Perry should secede from politics.

    October 15, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  17. Tammy

    Just what Texas needs! A suicidal mission!

    October 15, 2009 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  18. GaVoter

    Sarah is definitely welcome in Georgia too..., but not the bias components of Obama's credited media.

    October 15, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  19. larry from Texas

    "Silly Sarah's" endorsement is yet another good reason not to vote for "Good Hair Rick". Too bad they can't marry. The children would be gorgeous, albiet poor candidates for the gifted & talented program at school.

    October 15, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  20. Nan

    Here's one Texan who wishes she would stay out of Texas.

    October 15, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  21. Fabulous......

    now that Sarah is a multi-millionaire ($7 million for her book) and gets $100,000-300,000 per speech, she can afford to relax and enjoy life while Obama takes all the heat.

    Have a good time Sarah....we're happy for you and your total financial independence.

    October 15, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  22. Joe P.

    G.W. was their Gov – Is being Texan an officially recognized disability yet?

    October 15, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  23. Limbaugh is a liberal

    Republicans PLEASE nominate her in 2012! It will be that much easier on everyone when Obama's re-election becomes a total shutout!

    October 15, 2009 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  24. Peter E

    Who cares! She's a loser, a quiter, and a nobody!

    October 15, 2009 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  25. just saying

    Seccessionists always get along well together. Maybe they're planning to be King and Queen of the country of Texas.

    October 15, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
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