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. GoingRogue

    Let the truth set you free:

    But when the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those Styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot...

    ... when that happens, what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?

    The answer - the answer is to make government bigger, and take more of your money, and give you more orders from Washington, and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world. – SP

    October 15, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  2. Useyourbrain!!

    Just two losers feeding off each other.

    October 15, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. ~~ July ~~ ( Working HARD to make TX Blue )

    Crazy helping crazy .....

    Stay OUT of Texas Palin!!!

    WE do NOT want YOU!!!!

    October 15, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  4. Richie

    Go back to Alaska. Russia may be escaping.

    October 15, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  5. TLDSR

    The Republican Party is a disgrace and an abomination. There is something putrid about these guys and gals. The Republican Parties of past decades did not make me want to shower after I hear or see them speak on issues. I think it may have started with the Newt Gingrich Crew a few years back.

    October 15, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. lf

    Maybe Ms. Palin will ride in the rodeo somewhere in TX to demonstrate her riding skills. What if she moved to TX and eventually went into politics? She'd be a powerful candidate.

    October 15, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. Dawn

    Sarah, who?

    October 15, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  8. Tim from Tampa

    Hey Texas... You can keep her. Put her in a rubber room next to W.

    October 15, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. Republicans are the American Taliban

    Alaska and Texas...Two states wanting to succeed from the union. Sarah is perfect for them...Yee Haa...

    October 15, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  10. carlos, That one

    Tina Fey anytime over this loser, quitter and so on and so on.............well, serves them very well....two secessionists together, no major news to talk about

    October 15, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  11. JOHNSON oklahoma

    to the people of texas with perry inviting palin shows one thing this guy is clueless and lots of people admire ignorance and stupidy these two are simply a DIATRIBE OF VITRIOL HATRED AND STUPIDITY

    October 15, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  12. nellie

    Why is this woman still around? Not to trash Palin, but we all know this woman did not write her book, can not respond to simple questions and the American people are continuing to toot her horn? When did anyone ever really hear her speak? Is she the future of the Republican Party? So be it, who am I to complain? Run Sarah Run!

    October 15, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Oy Vey

    Texas use to be a great source of pride in the United States ... past tense.

    October 15, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  14. Four and The Door

    Here's another place where a Sarah Palin campaign appearance is welcome: San Diego!

    October 15, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  15. David, Austin, Texas

    Oh, puhleeeeeze!

    We already have more than enough twits in Texas for a lifetime!

    October 15, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  16. jaye

    Thats why her husband quit his job...so he could stay home and babysit so she can tour the country stirring up trouble with her political crap and views.
    She's laughable.

    October 15, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  17. Grahame

    I really have a strange reaction to this woman. It's not just throwing up in my mouth, but it brings a whole new meaning to acid reflux. Perhaps Sarah Palin is one of the four horsman of the apocalypse
    mentioned in the bible. I don't know which one though maybe she's a fifth. Let's see................................ War, Famin, Pestilence and Death. So I would guess she's Bordom personified..
    Have a nice day

    October 15, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  18. Stacie

    I hate to stereotype an entire state, but Texas scares me.

    October 15, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. Idiot_Boehner

    How can she help Perry, AKA the killing candidate? I cannot believe that conservatives love a quitter.

    October 15, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. Austin

    Please don't assume that all Texans want that woman anywhere near our state.

    October 15, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. Zac, Atlanta

    Gov Rick Perry eh? Mr. NAFTA super highway, citizen killer himself. figures.

    October 15, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  22. Who put the twit in twitter? Sarah!

    " John McCain said that Sarah Palin is still a force in the republican party. Then he got in his car and backed over his mail box."

    – David Letterman –

    October 15, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  23. Erik in Real Pennsylvania

    Yeah, that failed quitter governor will drum up the right-wing loonies for sure. But wouldn't they vote for Perry anyway?

    October 15, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. Loup Garou 782

    Sure wish it was today Oct15th '09 that you were visiting Texas, I could use it as an excuse to excape Louisiana and the indignity of the obama visit.

    October 15, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  25. TX Jim

    Another reason to vote for Kay Bailey Hutchinson

    October 15, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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