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. Vietnam Combat Veteran, Ohio

    One loser campaigning for another? How nice. Maybe she can teach Perry how not to execute innocent people? Can she still see Russia from Texas? Will she look for moose in Texas? The only thing she will find in Texas are horses arses!!!

    October 15, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  2. Vietnam Combat Veteran, Ohio

    Take her lead Perry and QUIT!

    October 15, 2009 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  3. hold the presses, Palin blew her nose

    and I took a crap yesterday, how could that have not made the news

    October 15, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  4. kathy

    Cant wait to see that. It will be the "Stupid and STupid" campaign of the year. What a mess they both are. Yuck!

    October 15, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. ross berg-buffalo ny

    With Perry in as much trouble as he is I'd guess this probably can't hurt as both he and his opponent are wooing the right wingers not the swing voters.

    Palin being not welcome everywhere else is ample evidence that the candidates elsewhere do understand that she is a big negative with the swing voters and a poisin pill in a general election.

    October 15, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  6. Susan

    Book tour? Since she will probably only agree to appear on Fox News, and in states she considers 'real America', that shouldn't take long.

    And it's so interesting that she plans to campaign for another secessionist instead of a woman. Palin is becoming very transparent.

    October 15, 2009 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  7. Jay

    The thought of Rick Perry and Sarah Palin together in Texas sends chills down my spine.

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

    Maybe she will join Ted,"the Jed"Nugent on a helicopter hunt for baby rabbits while she is here.hahaha

    October 15, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  9. Enough

    Go Sarah go! We are starting to realize the facts............you are not what the media portrays you...............and neither is Obama. I hold the media accountable for the mess we have in Washington. The media bias got that Naive over spender in the white house.

    October 15, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  10. Rosebud

    Figures... he's an idiot, why not farm out his campaign to another one.

    October 15, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. LouAz

    Dumb and Dumber. Way to go Tejas !

    October 15, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Proving once again that stupidity travels in pairs, and faster than the speed of light.

    October 15, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  13. Not Right or Left but Forward

    Well she might love Texas and they might love her – but Texas wasn't good enough for her to have her baby htere – she jumped on the plane to Alaska after her water broke so the kid could be born in Alaska and vote there – and maybe be president of Alaska someday after they seceed.

    October 15, 2009 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  14. RTB

    Ho Hum, Its dum dum campagning for another no nothing. I feel sorry for the citizens of Texas. Have they not had enough of the trash talking, lying, air heads. What ever happened to the land of LBJ?

    October 15, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  15. speechmom

    They're a good match...they can both talk about seceding from the United States....after her book deal tour of course...we need to have our priorities straight.

    October 15, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  16. Jane

    Just what we need – one wingnut campaigning for another wingnut.

    October 15, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  17. JC

    This is only a good news for Hutchison.

    October 15, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  18. D. Tree

    Sounds like a perfect match, after all the governor of Texas talks about seceding from the USA just like Sarah's husband Todd does.

    October 15, 2009 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  19. Obama fan...not!

    Things CNN analysis conveniently leaves out of their usual biased story:
    Palin is not being asked to campaign in VA or NJ because those races are already won. Inviting Palin would mean the new Governors might have to share the credit. Don't make it sound like Palin would be negative to ant campaign.

    October 15, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  20. Scott, Tucson

    Face it..she has more experience than that little community organizer you put in office and he was elected based on what?? Being Black? Charisma? Charm, can't be for being able to speak off the cuff without a teleprompter near by. Seems Obama is ticking off just about every base that supported him including Hugo Chavez now.

    October 15, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  21. Patsy, Texas

    She is his biggest endorsement? Wow, another great reason
    NOT to vote for Perry.

    October 15, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  22. Clint

    Is there any stronger proof that the GOP is in its death throes than Governor PeeWee's quote: "If there's a bigger endorsement in the Republican universe, I don't know who it is than Sarah?"
    Scotty, get us, by warp speed, to another universe!

    October 15, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  23. vicky from Milwaukee

    Perfect. Maybe this pro-life jerk can campaign for capital punishment, whether or not the inmate is guilty.

    October 15, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  24. Ben in Texas

    Sorry, no. She's not welcome in Texas. At least, not in Austin. But then, neither is Perry, and he lives here.

    October 15, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  25. Lori in St Pete

    Hooray – That means Senator Bailey Hutchison is a shoo-in!

    October 15, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
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