Joe Miller Earns Backing of Sara Palin in Alaska
Former governor of Alaska, Sara Palin, stepped up to endorse Republican candidate for the US Senate, Joe Miller, who is looking to best three other candidates in the running in the Republican primary on Tuesday in Alaska. Miller is the choice of the tea party, and now of Palin, who joined the fray only days before the election.
“To restore liberty, to defend our Constitution, to build American exceptionalism, we must send fighters to the U.S. Senate who will stop Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of the nation we love,” Palin said in a statement. “The status quo has got to go, and in Alaska the man who understands this key to our state and country’s future also has the guts, wisdom, experience and optimism to fight for what is right — and win,” referring to Miller.
“We said we’d send the good guys in Washington their reinforcements, so, Alaska, here we go!” Palin continued. “Vote for Joe Miller on Tuesday and shake off the liberal stronghold so we can get on the right track.”
Miller joined Palin’s call to impeach President Obama. He has also been highly critical of the incumbent Alaskan Senator Mark Begich and his stand on immigration reform.
Miller’s chances to seize the Republican nomination seem remote. He is trailing two other Republican candidates according to a poll conducted by the Huffington Post. Dan Sullivan is in the lead with 37%, Mead Treadwell with 26.5%, and in third place Miller, with 16.6%.