March 30th, 2010
11:34 AM ET
12 years ago

Palin endorses military veterans running for Congress

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sarah Palin is backing three Republicans seeking House seats in November."]Washington (CNN) - After a weekend of campaigning for Sen. John McCain's re-election bid in Arizona, Sarah Palin expanded her 2010 efforts on Monday by endorsing three military veterans running for Congress, calling them "a new generation of heroes who are heeding their country's call for leadership in Washington."

All three are Republican House candidates hoping unseat vulnerable Democrats in November.

The candidates: Vaughn Ward, a former CIA officer and Marine running in Idaho's 1st District; Allen West, a retired Lt. Colonel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, running in Florida's 22nd District; and Adam Kinzinger, a pilot who flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, running in Illinois' 11th District.

Ward has already picked up McCain's endorsement.

"I believe that these great veterans will fight for us in D.C. to uphold and defend our constitution as courageously in the halls of Congress as they did on the field of battle," Palin wrote on her Facebook page Monday. "I'm so honored to offer my support to these American heroes, and I hope you'll join me in helping them so that they can serve us all in Washington."

The former Alaska governor will campaign for all three Republicans at a later date, along with donating to their campaigns.

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  1. If you want someting taxed, and ruined, elect a democrat

    LOL...I really like Palin. I don't support her for any public office but simply because she causes such a stir among liberals. They simply so not know how to deal with her. The libs are so simple. ROFL

    March 29, 2010 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  2. once upon a horse

    what is really scary to me is that this woman seems to get so much media attention especially here on CNN for some reason The more she does the more I am convinced that the "dumbing down of America" just continues.

    March 29, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |

    Sure, claim to support them for congress but don't provide the funding for them when they come home. The new GOP, hypocrites.

    March 29, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. Dee Brost

    Re: Sarah leaving office before serving out her term...
    How about Hillary in NY, Clinton in Arkansas,
    Bob Dole in the senate, and the list goes on and on.
    Sarah is no different!

    March 29, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. Chad from Tampa

    How typical, the lefties are attacking Palin personally... Doesn't it get old to hate on someone to this level??

    March 29, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  6. Mickey, NY

    Sarah Qwitter is nothing but a racist moonbat.

    This woman is an instigator and should be detained under the Patriot Act she loves sooooo much.

    GOP: Domestic Terrorists

    March 29, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  7. jbakaregit


    CNN, she's a half-term governor turned private citizen (Anna Nicole of 2010) out there running her mouth collecting money from people dumber than her. That's it.

    CNN, why don't you talk more about this US/Russia nuclear arms-reduction treaty coming or about the current state of Iraq and Afghanistan. Something of substance please.

    March 29, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
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