Palin campaigns in Georgia for Loeffler, Perdue

Former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday campaigned for Georgia GOP Sens. David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia's top election official looks to shake political drama Lobbying world JPMorgan Chase CEO speaks out to defend voting rights in response to Georgia law MORE and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerA proposal to tackle congressional inside trading: Invest in the US NBA names Obama alum to be director for social justice initiatives Georgia's top election official looks to shake political drama MORE ahead of their runoff elections next month, telling supporters to “crush” the vote. 

“Georgia, we need you to not just show up Jan. 5, not just to win, but to crush it,” Palin told a crowd of supporters in Marietta.

"We need you to crush it and to send that message, the loudest message that we can,” she continued. “That no, we will not implement at all socialism in America. We will not watch that erosion of our inalienable rights.” 


Palin’s appearance marked the first event of the “Save America Tour” organized by conservative group Club for Growth to rally support for the GOP senators in their early January contests against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. 

The runoff elections will determine which party controls the Senate. While Republicans currently have a 50-48 majority going into the next term, a Democratic win for both seats would bring a majority, with Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Florida nurse arrested, accused of threatening to kill Harris Oddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election MORE casting a tiebreaking vote. 

“The eyes of America, the eyes of the world, are on Georgia,” Palin said Friday. 


The event also featured Republican Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesSenate GOP to face off over earmarks next week Trump faces test of power with early endorsements OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to Obama marine monument designation | Interior reverses course on tribal ownership of portion of Missouri river | White House climate adviser meets with oil and gas companies MORE (Mont.) and Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDemocrats debate timing and wisdom of reparations vote Scarborough slams Jordan for spreading 'lies' about Fauci: 'It's sheer idiocy' Maxine Waters cuts off Jim Jordan, Fauci sparring at hearing: 'Shut your mouth' MORE (Ohio). The tour is expected to make 35 stops in 22 Georgia counties over the next 10 days. 

The event in Marietta was the first of two on Friday, with appearances by Palin, Daines and Jordan also scheduled for Saturday. According to the group’s website, the tour will include several other top Republican figures, including Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeBiden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  Hillicon Valley: Biden nominates former NSA deputy director to serve as cyber czar | Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after all | Biden pressed on semiconductor production amid shortage Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after pushback from Klobuchar, Lee MORE (Utah) and Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida QAnon site shutters after reports identifying developer Republicans head to runoff in GA-14 MORE (Ga.)

Greene, who has been tied to support for election conspiracy theories and those advanced by QAnon, spoke before Palin at Friday’s event, telling the crowd, “We all know for a fact that Joe Biden did not win Georgia. We know that Georgia re-elected Donald J. Trump."

President TrumpDonald TrumpDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics MORE and his allies have sought to challenge the election results in Georgia, which Gov. Brian KempBrian Kemp'Black Panther' director condemns Georgia voting law but says sequel will film in state Former state Rep. Vernon Jones launches challenge to Kemp in Georgia NBA names Obama alum to be director for social justice initiatives MORE (R) recertified for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenSuspect in FedEx shooting used two assault rifles he bought legally: police US, China say they are 'committed' to cooperating on climate change DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is MORE this week following a Trump-requested recount. 

Trump has repeatedly claimed that the election results in Georgia and other battleground states that he lost to Biden were marred by widespread voter fraud and systemic irregularities, which several courts have since disputed. 

The president has also sought to pressure Kemp to call a special session of the Georgia state legislature to overturn Biden’s win.