Palin will 'absolutely' campaign for O'Donnell

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said Wednesday she would go to Delaware to campaign for Tea Party-backed GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell. 

Asked by Fox News host Sean Hannity if she would travel to the First State on O'Donnell's behalf, Palin said, "Yeah, absolutely ... I’m honored to, I’m excited about it."

An appearance by Palin could give a boost to O'Donnell, who trails her Democratic opponent Chris Coons by double-digits in most polls. Palin, however, did not specify a date when she would go to Delaware. 

Palin — the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee — endorsed many Republicans in primary races around the country this cycle, including many women she dubbed "mama grizzlies."

The ex-Alaska governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate announced she would back O'Donnell only five days before her primary against nine-term centrist Rep. Mike Castle (R). But her endorsement appeared to have some sway in the race in which O'Donnell pulled off a stunning victory.

Since her victory, Palin has publicly come to the defense of O'Donnell, who came under fire after controversial statements she made in the past about religion and sexuality were unearthed.

Palin said on her Twitter account that the "nat'd media [is] seeking ur destruction" and empathized with her political challenges, later saying "welcome to my world."