(Updated) Gov. Palin: Chris McDaniel has a positive conservative reform agenda
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 1, 2014
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page Friday night after she campaigned with Christ McDaniel in Mississippi:
Had a great time today in the lovely Magnolia State rallying to elect Chris McDaniel to the U.S. Senate. It was wonderful meeting Chris’ beautiful family – and a special thank you to Chris’ son Cambridge for the gorgeous magnolia (see the photo of it below)!
This Mississippi senate race is a clear case of We the People vs. the permanent political class in D.C. Many fellow conservatives like my friend Mark Levin have endorsed Chris because this is a crucial race for conservatives who know “the status quo has got to go” if we’re to get America on the right track. Chris is running for the right reasons with a positive conservative reform agenda to solve the problems facing our country. His priorities for government’s role in our lives are right on! Chris KNOWS we have to fight to put government back on our side, and he’s willing to fight for America as Mississippi’s new U.S. Senator!
The Mississippi primary is June 3rd, and the good people of the Magnolia State have the opportunity to remind America that we can and will restore our exceptional nation by electing conservative reformers like Chris McDaniel!
You can read more about Chris and support his campaign here: www.mcdaniel2014.com
– Sarah Palin
Here is raw video from the event:
Governor Palin also recorded a robocall for Chris McDaniel earlier in the week:
Retrieved from Chris McDaniel For United States Senate
Mark Levin has also endorsed Chris McDaniel for Senate:
Retrieved from Chris McDaniel For United States Senate
From an article by
Palin on stump for McDaniel: ‘Status quo has got to go’
ELLISVILLE–Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave a short but fiery stump speech for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel on Friday, in what McDaniel described as the biggest event of his campaign so far.
“Chris is running with a servant’s heart,” Palin shouted to a crowd about 800 gathered in an auditorium at Jones County Junior College in McDaniel’s hometown. The crowd frequently roared back during her address and McDaniel’s.
McDaniel is hoping the political-celebrity endorsement from Palin will provide “McDanielmentum” as his supporters have hash-tagged his campaign’s final push before Tuesday’s primary against six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran. On Saturday, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who carried Mississippi in the 2012 GOP primary, is scheduled to headline a rally for McDaniel in Diamondhead.
But for firing up McDaniel’s tea party base, Wiseman said, “Sarah Palin ought to be just what the doctor ordered.”
“She’s got red meat for the Obama haters,” Wiseman said. “He’s appeared to put the nursing home scandal behind him, and I think she’ll help with that. I wouldn’t have given him a chance two or three weeks ago, but he appears to have changed the momentum back in his direction.
“What a surrogate does is adds legitimacy to a campaign that’s already in the thick of things,” Wiseman said. “I don’t know that it swings votes from one side to the other, but elections are about turnout, and it helps there usually and it helps you say you’re a top-shelf candidate, and says ‘this guy’s a national player.'”
The Palin speech Friday appeared to work in firing up Melody Miller, who drove from Jackson to hear Palin and show her support for McDaniel.
“She’s wonderful,” Miller said. “She tells it like she sees it, and the way she sees it is the way we see it. It’s like she’s speaking out of my heart, about the values we hold being hijacked. It’s the same with Chris. When I first heard him speaking, it just resonates, as only few people can do, like Ronald Reagan did.”
Palin urged the McDaniel crowd, “Please don’t get distracted by some of these ridiculous non-stories,” an oblique reference to the recent Cochran photo scandal — four McDaniel supporters including a state and local tea party leader being arrested for allegedly photographing Cochran’s bedridden wife in a nursing home to use in a political hit piece video.
“The media will not succeed in getting you to pay attention to things on the periphery that don’t amount to a hill of beans,” Palin said. “The media is doing the same old blah, blah, blah, white noise.”
Palin told McDaniel’s young son, Cambridge, “Cambridge, you had me at the magnolia,” after he gave her a flower from the state tree.
“The eyes of America are on you and what will happen on June 3,” Palin said. “And it is wonderful to be in the Magnolia State to do whatever I can do to hopefully help and not hurt the cause of positive change needed to be ushered in in Washington, D.C.”
She said McDaniel supporters need to provide him and his family “a hedge of protection provided by a prayer shield” amidst one of the most bitter campaigns in state history.
Palin said “Chris McDaniel knows the status quo has got to go,” one of numerous catch lines that brought roars of approval from the audience.
But the Cochran campaign fired back that he has the support of Mississippi leaders, not out-of-state surrogates, as Cochran campaigned Friday.
Gov. Phil Bryant helped Cochran campaign in the Delta on Friday, telling the Delta Council, “I believe Thad Cochran is best for Mississippi.” The campaign has begun airing ads with Bryant and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott endorsing Cochran. Sen. Roger Wicker, U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and others — most of the state’s top elected GOP leadership — have endorsed Cochran.
“Just go down the list — the conservative people who live, work and serve here support Sen. Cochran,” said campaign spokesman Jordan Russell.
McDaniel in his speech to the crowd after Palin stuck to themes he’s used throughout his campaign: Cochran has been in Washington too long, he’s not conservative enough and change is needed to shake things up.
“We’re about to change the entire history of this country,” McDaniel said. “All the way from Ellisville, Mississippi, Washington is trembling right now.”
Here are more photos from the photogallery that accompanies the article.