Anaheim, California (CNN) - Sarah Palin urged about 2,000 of the GOP faithful to come out in support of Republican candidates during a raucous Republican National Committee fundraiser and rally in Anaheim on Saturday.
"Positive change is just around the corner," the former Alaska governor told the crowd. "Now is not the time to let up. Now is not the time to celebrate."
While Palin opened by talking about “Mama Grizzlies” – a term she coined to refer to women with similar political views - she didn’t mention Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman or Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina - the two Republican women running for statewide office. Neither candidate attended the event; their campaigns cited commitments in another part of the state. Fiorina campaigned earlier Saturday with Sen. John McCain in San Diego and then had an event in the northern part of the state. Whitman, meanwhile, campaigned with voters in Chico, Los Molinos and Redding.
Palin did take swings at Sen. Barbara Boxer, Fiorina's opponent, and alluded to a fierce governor's race.
As the headliner of the "Victory 2010: Sprint To The Finish," she urged the crowd not to think a GOP sweep in victory is in the bag and asked them to work hard in the next two weeks on behalf of Republican candidates by donating, phone banking and helping to get the vote out.
Attendees paid between $20-$1,000 for tickets for the event, which also included RNC Chairman Michael Steele. RNC officials would not divulge how much money the event raised.
As it has done all year, the RNC in September trailed the Democratic National Committee in fundraising bringing in $9.7 million versus $16 million for the DNC.
Both Palin and Steele got big reactions from the crowd when they made reference to the possibility of replacing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if the GOP takes back the House majority.
"We will have taken away the gavel away from Nancy," Palin said.
Palin is a polarizing figure among Californians with 53 percent having an unfavorable view of her while 33 percent report a favorable opinion. However, among Republicans 74 percent view her favorably and 19 percent unfavorably.
Palin is appearing at a second RNC event next Saturday in Orlando, Florida, to help energize the Republican base.
Saying there are no second chances in elections, she said she wants to make sure "we wake up on Nov. 3 and can say ... we did all we could to put America back on the right track ... to stop the liberals' big government, big spending pessimistic agenda."