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 PerdueLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE and Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerSchumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up Trump says Herschel Walker will enter Georgia Senate race WNBA announces zero COVID-19 positive tests, 99 percent fully vaccinated 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 HarrisRon Johnson: 'I may not be the best candidate' for 2022 midterms Poll: Potential Sununu-Hassan matchup in N.H. a dead heat  Biden's belated filibuster decision: A pretense of principle at work 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 committee advances bipartisan energy infrastructure bill  Hillicon Valley: Lina Khan faces major FTC test | Amazon calls for her recusal | Warren taps commodities watchdog to probe Google Senators propose bill to help private sector defend against hackers MORE (Mont.) and Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDemocrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe, eyeing new GOP reinforcements S.E. Cupp: 'The politicization of science and health safety has inarguably cost lives' GOP's Banks burnishes brand with Pelosi veto 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's misinformation crackdown spotlights partisan divide on content reform Lawmakers unveil measure increasing Congress's control of war authorizations GOP senators invite Yellen to brief them on debt ceiling expiration, inflation MORE (Utah) and Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida 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 TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE and his allies have sought to challenge the election results in Georgia, which Gov. Brian KempBrian KempOn The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Businesses contribute thousands to backers of Georgia election law after condemning it Conservative group to defend Georgia election law in All-Star Game ads MORE (R) recertified for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense: Senate panel adds B to Biden's defense budget | House passes bill to streamline visa process for Afghans who helped US | Pentagon confirms 7 Colombians arrested in Haiti leader's killing had US training On The Money: Senate braces for nasty debt ceiling fight | Democrats pushing for changes to bipartisan deal | Housing prices hit new high in June Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks 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.