October 15th, 2009
09:43 AM ET
13 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. Eric

    Sarah's doing a book tour? When/where? I was planning on picking up her book when it shows up at the library, but if I can meet her in person and get a signed version, I'll buy it.

    Go Sarah!

    October 15, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  2. Nate

    Not a fan of many republicans. But Kay Bailey Hutchinson will chew Palin up and spit her out. I can see why she doesn't want Palin campaigning for her- she's an embarrassment to intelligent women.

    Rick Perry is a fool.

    October 15, 2009 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  3. DJ in TX

    I'm a Democrat – I would vote for Senator Hutchinson any day of the year over Governor Perry. This last issue with the replacing the board who was looking to see if a person was wrongly executed was the last straw for me. Texas leads in a lot of negative categories. The only thing halfway good about Texas is we, to some degree have not fallen to the sever mortgage crisis as other states. But that was not necessarily due to Perry. Otherwise we lag in a lot of categories. Ms Palin may galvanize the farthest of the right, but I think she would also alienate the independents here as well. BTW – should a governor be in the media calling a condemned man who has already been executed a "monster"? Especially when he doesn't want to hear an independent review of the FACTS of the case.

    October 15, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  4. Pete

    Perhaps Ms. Palin can offer her opinion about Rick Perry's attempt to cover up the execution of an innocent man in 2004. Remember, the same "conservatives" who claim that the government can't do anything right have an almost religious faith in the infallability of capital punishment.

    October 15, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  5. Jeff

    God, is there any place worse on Earth than Texas? Seriously, Texans are wrong on every relevant social issue and the fact that they would support Palin is just more evidence that it's a state full of idiots.

    October 15, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. Laurie

    The perfect couple-Sarah Palin and Rick Perry.

    October 15, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. Marie MD

    I thought the tub of lard limberger had taken the place of this woman, but CNN just can't stay away from her. Texas? Like the repugs are going to lose in that state? She might tick off some of those people who have half a brain though. You never know.

    October 15, 2009 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  8. etta

    I live in Texas and I am ashamed

    October 15, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  9. J.Crobuzon

    Bet you a nickel she never shows. She's the Quitter On Twitter! You betcha, nyuk nyuk. But she'll git back ta ya.

    October 15, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  10. GrogInOhio

    Cool... one secessionist campaigning for another. Why do Republicans hate America?

    October 15, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  11. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    This dummy is going to campaign for this governor who allowed the state to execute an 'INNOCENT' man. She's dumber than I originally thought.

    October 15, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  12. VernisRobertson

    Who cares .

    October 15, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Seccesionists need to support each other, I guess.

    Apparently Governor Perry does not realize the Republican Universe is shrinking, a sort of reverse Big Bang: the only difference is that its the Big Whine.

    October 15, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Will she show up this time? I wonder how much good she will do for Perry given that she is no example to show up. Perry at least finished his term and is running for another. I don't like all of his ideological stances, but at least he serves his full term. I woundn't be caught campaigning with a woman like Palin who doesn't appear to think or do much in the way of reasoning.

    October 15, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  15. Johnsonj3

    Who cares

    October 15, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  16. Grahame

    Obviously Perry is in the same toilet as Palin. Will sombody please flush!!!!

    October 15, 2009 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  17. FactCheck

    Maybe you can help Perry execute a couple of more innocent victims.

    October 15, 2009 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  18. Big John

    I don't know what Sarah "the quitter" can do for anyone but if the Texans want her they can have her. Just stay there

    October 15, 2009 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  19. Bluebonnet

    You rock, Sarah!!! The left wingnuts are going to have a field day on this because they are scared crapless of you!!

    October 15, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  20. Aunt Bea and Opie

    Perry will soon join Sarah in the unemployment line.maybe they will join forces,and become the new Abbot and Costello,of comedy.

    October 15, 2009 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  21. Enough

    She would have been a much better VP than that clown Biden. Heck she would have been a better president than Mr. "Present" Obama who can't seem to make a decision without spending billions of dollars that we don't have.

    October 15, 2009 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  22. W Spivey

    Send the Pig to play with the Cows in the Republic of Mexico/Texazz.

    October 15, 2009 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  23. Drew

    Palin WILL alienate voters.

    I'm a Virginian and I am thinking about voting for Bob. However, that being said, if Palin endorses Bob and campaigns with him, I may shift over to Deeds.

    In the end though, it really won't matter who wins as governor, because Deeds and McDonnell are both the same to me...

    October 15, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  24. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    In this case the "wide open spaces" of Texas will be between this nitwit's ears.

    October 15, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  25. Rich in Az

    Kay Bailey wins, for certain now.

    October 15, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
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