Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell should check her campaign's bank statements before booking Sarah Palin for a campaign visit: It cost another female Republican candidate more than $100,000 to have a joint campaign rally with the former Alaska governor.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel's (R) camp paid an Ohio jet charter service some $92,000 and to fly Palin in for a joint rally in the days before the August primary runoff vote.
Handel also paid an additional $13,000 in expenses to the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead for the event, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which cited her state campaign finance reports. Her campaign committee reported being $28,000 in debt in the same report.
Handel went on to lose to former Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) by about 2,500 votes.
Palin told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday that she would travel to Delaware on O'Donnell's behalf. "Yeah, absolutely,” she said. "I'm honored to, I'm excited about it."