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. Dan Holiday

    I think it is strange that all the comments for the Scott Brown win are closed and permalinked, but CNN manages to throw out a Palin story for fodder for liberal hate speech...lol. Classic move guys. Why can't you allow us conservatives the ability to toot our horn about the GOP win in Mass.? Why must all of your ticker stories have to show the evil hate speech by the leftist loons? Makes you wonder, huh?

    January 20, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  2. southerncousin

    I am so happy that CNN is once again helping us by feeding a Palin story rather than emphasizing the resounding defeat of the Obama agenda that occured last evening. I was worried we weren't going to be able to sneak of on the liberals in August. But thanks to CNN and its obsession with Palin, they will remain blissfully ignorant, and just as demeaning and degrading to the taxpayers as ever. God bless their arrogance and ignorance.

    January 20, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  3. clint

    What a happy day for the GOP. The sheep of this country are welcoming back the the party of status quo, of cynicism and self interest over the interests of the country and a continuation of the downward spiral of America.

    January 20, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |

    I am sick of kay bailey hutchison that sarah palin is better than kay baile hutchison

    January 20, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  5. Loveitall

    Palin campaigning for McCain? What a joke!

    January 20, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  6. JC

    Why not. If Arizona citizens were stupid enough to vote McCain many times, they are stupid enough to listen to Palin.

    January 20, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  7. T'SAH from Virginia

    McCain is surely in need of a CROWD – Who cares at this point while they battle among themselves to come up with a RepubliCAN'T to run.

    In the meantime, the Democrats should campaign using the SAME tactics the RepubliCAN'Ts are using – "I WILL SAY NO TO EVERYTHING including HEALTH CARE" and then we will see how far the Party of NO gets!!!

    January 20, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  8. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    whatever... just keep her out of New Mexico.

    January 20, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. EDDIE

    If palin is his trump card he does not have much going for him at all.Mcain is not hard core enough for todays repubs.Good Luck (not really).

    January 20, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  10. SweetP

    She will bring you Bad Luck again John!

    January 20, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  11. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Can you say, "Term Limits?" I cannot believe that Maverick McCain would join the Tea Baggers to save his seat.

    January 20, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  12. Steve in Ct

    As long as she draws people she'll be in demand. This also keeps her politically alive while learning what's needed to become a viable candidate for a federal level office. At the same time she'll look like the person rebuilding her party and thus a top contender. This woman is no fool. The fool is the person who'd rather attack her than observe and learn her. It may be awhile but she'll be ready in due time. 2012 may be too soon but 2016 should there be an opening could be her time. When she knows the public is comfortable with her she'll run.

    January 20, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  13. Mish

    yeah you go for it McCain -this Bimbo did SO WELL for you in the Presidential campaign!!
    What a joke LOL

    January 20, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  14. dude palin

    No John No..It's a death wish !!

    January 20, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  15. Fair is Fair

    Now who would have thought that with the most shocking political news in a century happening, CNN would put up a Palin article?

    I'm stunned, I tell you... stunned.

    January 20, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  16. James East

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchinson are two sides of the same coin. The same old politics, the same old tired promises with no results.

    Debra Medina is the only choice for the true conservative and the only candidate running that is clearly for the rights of the people and their property. I urge every Texan to not just go along with who the media favorites are, but to look beyond at someone that truly cares for our state and its people.

    Finally, Sarah Palin please don't become just like John McCain and Rick Perry who just talk the talk but their walk does not reflect what they say.

    James East

    January 20, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  17. Flem

    Go sarah. We love you!!!

    January 20, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  18. Rick McDaniel

    McCain's a good man, and he will likely be re-elected to the senate. I think his time to run for the Presidency, is over, however.

    January 20, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  19. Elle

    This is good. I'm from Arizona and there are a whole lot of middle-of-the-road independents who would easily jump McCain's ship at the sight of Palin. Smart move man – you just may have given the Dem's back their 60th seat.

    January 20, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  20. wwf

    I guess he does not learn.

    January 20, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  21. Mary from MN

    It's bad enough having Michelle Bachman in this state, let alone adding Palin to the mix... And of course, all the little Palin fans will be lining up like sheep to witness this "historic" campaign (ugh!).

    January 20, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  22. jeff ,alabama

    If any of you were running for office
    and wanted to fill a stadium at a rally,
    who would you rather have ?
    Would you want Bill Clinton, George Bush,
    Al Gore, Joe Biden to be your draw?
    Well heck no !!!! You would need Palin to
    fill the stadium. Personally, if I were her i would
    tell McCain to go fly a kite. He owes her
    much more than she owes him !!!

    January 20, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  23. Ken

    I love it when the yes we can sheep call voters with other beliefs sheep or stupid or ignorant!!! Could this be from the frustration that knowing just at a year into the great ones term people are ready to revolt.

    January 20, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  24. Sylvie

    So many McCain rerun on the senate for his pandering and out of touch vision. Palin will make a circus out of his mediocre run anyway so why not throw in some more with Palin's idiotic presence?

    January 20, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  25. Sam Sixpack

    Looks like I'm going to have to wait for grandma to croak from some cause other than the healthcare scammers stealing her Medicare dollars.

    We hate Palin? Finally - "news" we can believe in.

    Now all we need is a hit piece blaming Bush and Cheney.

    January 20, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
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