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Gov. Palin campaigns for Lizbeth Benacquisto in Florida

Posted by Dr. Fay on April 4, 2014

Governor Palin campaigned for Congressional candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto at a barbecue in East Naples yesterday afternoon.  Jacob Carpenter at naplesnews.com writes:

Sarah Palin campaigns for fellow ‘mama grizzly’ Lizbeth Benacquisto

Scott McIntyre/Staff  State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, left, and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin joke with guests while they serve barbecue at a private fundraiser for Benacquisto's congressional campaign in East Naples on Thursday April 3, 2014.

Calling her a “mama grizzly” who will protect Southwest Florida, Republican political power Sarah Palin backed congressional candidate Lizbeth Benacquisto on Thursday, breezing through Southwest Florida for a private fundraiser.

Palin, the former governor of Alaska, 2008 vice presidential nominee and Republican firebrand, served up barbecue and a side of support for Benacquisto, one of four GOP candidates running in the April 22 special election for a vacated U.S. House of Representatives seat. The pair were joined by about 100 people in an East Naples backyard, listening as Benacquisto’s most high-profile endorser rallied her troops.

“It’s time to get a good character in there that we can respect and that we know will do well for the future of our country,” Palin said, alluding to disgraced former congressman Trey Radel. “She’s a mama grizzly. She’s one of those who will stand up to protect the next generation.”

For Benacquisto, still serving as a Fort Myers state senator and the Senate majority leader, the appearance was a calculated move to bolster support — and fundraising totals — with less than three weeks until the primary.

She skipped a Senate vote, hopped on a charter plane and arrived at about 6 p.m. for the $500 per plate fundraiser — though not all in attendance paid the full amount, Benacquisto said. She also missed a Sanibel Island forum attended by other three Republican candidates Thursday, choosing the Palin fundraising bump over the island event.

“To have Gov. Palin come into the district and share her thoughts and inspiration on the days leading up to Election Day, to have her here on behalf of my campaign, is just overwhelming,” Benacquisto said. “We’re just thrilled she’s here.”

Read more.

Video retrieved from iizthatizz.  h/tp US4Palin

Ron Devito has a series of tweets (some with photos) from the event as well as the video above here.  Isabel Matos, who attended the event, has a firsthand account and another video here.

 

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