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. james Miller

    She loves the limelight and attention. She will run for something the rest of her life.---- She has a classic narcistic personality. .

    January 20, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. j in wi

    Palin, McCain and Bachmann, the 3 stooges comedy tour.

    January 20, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  3. Shibumi

    Bring on 2010!!!!!

    January 20, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  4. Bud from Dago


    The joke isn't in Palin campaigning for him. It's that he's even considering running at all! What part of "NO" didn't he understand in the last go around? John, sit down and STFU!

    January 20, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  5. Guest


    January 20, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    It is beyond stupefying how someone with no grasp of the English language, history, or current events can not only grab and hold the attention of the American public, but is touted as THE LEADER of her political party! How f'ing stupid is this?!

    January 20, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  7. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Gov. Perry dont need the help of a looser to win .

    January 20, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  8. Robin

    Yes, let's get the Palin story up so the hate-filled libs have something to chew on and take their mind off of last night.

    I heard collective screams of pain that rang all over the country when a REPUBLICAN took a seat that was held by a Democratic "hero" for 47 years!

    Congratulations SENATOR Brown! Dare I say, our next President?

    January 20, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  9. Reality

    They can't hide the fact that the People have spoken! It's not Kennedy's seat, it's the People' seat! We are the People!

    January 20, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  10. IBNME

    @ southerncousin I guess you missed the headline "GOP claims Kennedy's seat"
    @ clint Could not agree more, I guess it's time for the sheep to be fleeced AGAIN!

    January 20, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  11. gl, From Pittsburgh

    Who care she is not that important any more.

    January 20, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  12. Elizabeth

    Peat and Repeat.

    January 20, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. russell

    Ameriicans are gonna get exactly what they vote , how idiot to vote for a party that has stood in the way of progress , whether it was good policy or not , republicans consistanly hindered progress for all Americans . Democrats haven't dome the best job , but we can surely rely on them to help bulid up the infrastructure of this country , republicans on the other hand did nothing by way of the interest of the Americans people , that's what's so hard to understand , would you punish a child for telling his teacher or parent NO when asked to do something ? So why would we reward republicans for holding up progress for American citizens , I think Americans have their priorities in the wrong basket , they tend to want things done in an expediant way but are very unwilling to make the sacrifice, and yet they forget the republicans sided with an administration that permitted illegal wire-taps against it's own citiens, a war that was not justified , and deregulation of a banks and a lot of companies that eventually sent thier business overssea's forgetting about the American worker here at home , also they are in the process of destroying the middle class , Yell me i'm wrong ,...........America you better wake up , because you have no interest being fought for you in DC , so keep putting your faith in people that are truely hurting this country , and I warn you there will never be a great America gain !

    January 20, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  14. this black liberal hates Obama

    Be afraid, liberals, be very afraid. After what happened last night in Massachusetts, Sara Palin has got you on the run!

    By the way, Loveitall, you're the JOKE. A BIG JOKE. And so is your UGLY mother!

    January 20, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  15. Brian

    What a wonderful world we live in as of last night. CNN's coverage of the debacle that is the start of the end for both Democrats and Republicans both was refreshing. The Tea Party / Independents is what brought about last nights results not the main street parties. Go Tea Party!

    January 20, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  16. always proud dem in nc

    Southern Cousin: One election is not an indicator of 2010 and 2012!! Coakley ran a terrible campaign, that mistake won't be made twice by the Dems.!! Most people realize it was the Repiglicans that got us into this mess. The moron Bush and the evil Cheney. Palin is an IDIOT and most right thinking people see that, even her own party. That is except for the far right, tea bag wackos and evangelical phonies. Obama 2012, deal with it, stupid Republicans!

    January 20, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  17. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    What happen yesterday was a testament of things to come. Liberalism is vanishing and slowly decaying, there's a new swagger and style approaching American politics and is old-school conservatism, it just doesn't fade away.

    Unless you count Independents whihc are in fact important but they lean more to the right than anything else. Everybody has a lil conservatism in em, welcome to the party.

    Just because the tech, and the internet have evolved don't mean conservatives don't know how to play their game, I give em more props for sticking to their principles and morals, while Liberalism promotes and advertises Bicultural and Individualism...which the U.S is in most part but we try to stick together, now that's Collectivists never going away.

    There's still time for Dems and our prez, but as far as I'm concerned, time is wasting on em.

    "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."-Will Rogers

    January 20, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. kram

    I love the fact that only the Palin story is open for comments!
    Did Brown win last night??

    January 20, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. clint

    As long as Obama keeps sending your dollars to my boss I can keep my cushy job at the DMV. I get to send people back to the end of the line. It makes me feel so important.

    January 20, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  20. Greg Pottstown PA

    This is why I don't like Palin , she could not disagree more with McCain about immigration but she stumps for him anyway. She agrees with Hayworth and yet she stumps for McCain anyway. We need to stop this vote with your emotion crap and start to vote with our brains.

    January 20, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  21. Jack Carlson

    Sarah Palin said she would campaign for some this year irregardless their party. So no surprise here.
    Also, stop blaming Coakley for the loss, American people did not like what they saw in WAshington:
    Van Jones – Avowed Communist in the Whitehouse
    Communication Director: Admires Mao Tse Tung
    Sustein, E Emmanuel, Holdren: Control people with the sterilization in water, graph showing worth of people over 55 yrs old is minimal and nonexsistent. READ THEIR BOOKS
    Spending up the yim jam and pork barrel projects take up 50% of so called Stimulus.
    Health Care Bill that will not reduce costs for people, and is over 2 Trillion cost to USA in TRUTH (Dems forgot to speak truth).
    Lying, lying and lying on Nat'l TV thinking they can fool Americans.
    On and on.
    I SAID SIX MONTHS AGO OBAMA WOULD NOT BE A WINNER TO JACK CAFFERTY EVER AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL HAVE HIS NUMBER SOON. Obama's agenda would scare most people that love him if they understood "what it is".
    Jack C

    January 20, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  22. 3rd Tyrant

    I was depressed when John McCain was the best we could do in 08, and I'd be sad if he were re-elected. It's time for him to step aside and allow someone else to do the job.

    January 20, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  23. Scott, Tucson

    To the far left liberals here.... can you say obama is a Lame Duck?

    January 20, 2010 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  24. deeeman

    Hey, media, Martha did not run a bad campaign. Larry King saw right through that spin. But, hey, you're on the wrong side of this political movement, right? You don't get it, and haven't for a long time, but I digress.

    Scott Brown, let's take back our gov't (and our money!)

    Oh, and yeah, a big shout out to the great citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You came through at the start of our great country and you came through again now.

    January 20, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  25. Sheryl


    My definition of arrogance and ignorance is you!!! What a thing to say right?

    January 20, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
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