January 20th, 2010
12:01 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin to campaign for McCain in March

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/16/mccainpalin.jpg caption="John McCain and Sarah Palin will once again share a stage."]Washington (CNN) - As Sen. John McCain readies for a potential primary challenge from the right this fall, the Arizona Republican is playing his trump card.

Sarah Palin, McCain's former running mate and perhaps the most powerful brand in Republican politics, will stump for McCain in Arizona on March 26 and 27, a Palin adviser told CNN. The presence of Palin - and the considerable crowds and media attention she will draw - might give pause to J.D. Hayworth, the former Republican congressman and radio host who opposes McCain's position on illegal immigration and is mulling a Senate run of his own.

The former Alaska governor will also hit the campaign trail in the coming month for two conservative heroes - Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Palin has already endorsed Perry in his primary fight against Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison; she will appear with the governor in Houston on Feb. 7.

Palin and Bachmann, meanwhile, will team up on April 7 in Minnesota.

Filed under: 2010 • John McCain • Michele Bachmann • Popular Posts • Rick Perry • Sarah Palin
soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. NVa Native

    We have had enough of these old and angry clowns of incompetence, including the ones not so old but wearing lipstick. Ironic how they do well in the states that live off federal welfare programs?!
    But lets talk about how Obama still has higher ratings than the Repub's "Messiah" – Reagan at this time in his first term. Obama has a lot of Repub trash to clean up, and taking out the trash is never popular. I'd bet the tea-baggers will be freaking out by the end of this year when Obama's back on top with 60-70% of real citizens (read – not Fox followers) support. We shall see.

    January 20, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  2. ObamaShrugged

    What people need to realize is that the common sense Americans want people that do not have set agendas. Trading Bush for Obama was just a shift of radicalism from the right to the left. We are sick of the 10% of lunatic lefties and right wing idiots telling people what is best for this country.
    We need to stick Rush, Beck, Coulter, Maher, Franken, Frank, Olberman, Cheney, Gingrich and the rest of the lunatic fringe on a slow boat to nowhere.

    Here's my wish list:
    Regulation that doesn't stunt growth.
    Smaller government and less hand outs.
    Protection of the country without forsaking our rights.
    Fair trade
    Leave the social issues to the states (ie gay marriage)
    Term limits.
    Mandatory campaign finance.

    January 20, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. Kathy

    Just ask McCain if he vetted Sara enough, and he just skirts the issue and refuses to answer. Guess a no anser is nothing but "NO"!!!

    January 20, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. John

    I wouldn't vote either of those two. McCain is way too out of touch with the world today, and well, what can you say about Sarah except she's pretty hot!

    January 20, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  5. cjg

    I would hope Palin is not the best brand the republicans have, I think Sen. Brown will throw his hat into that ring and he would win hands down over a ditsy Palin.
    If I were McCain I would distant myself from her , but hey he made a grave mistake with her once , why not again......

    January 20, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. hello!

    Obama – kiss of death.
    Palin 2012 🙂

    January 20, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  7. Gary

    Give me a break. Who cares?!

    January 20, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  8. Jpatt

    Hey Clint, I sense despair 😉 Repeating failed White House talking points status quo, self interest only serves to make your accusations laughable. Democrats toeing the Progressive agenda are a dying breed, set to be replaced by supporters of Palin and the TEA party aka We The People. Your American Idol (BHO) is a fraud, you are his sheep and over the cliff he leads you. Boo Yah

    January 20, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
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