I’ll have a bit more to say about this race tomorrow. For now, the “news” via press release:
(Gainesville, GA) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed conservative firebrand Martha Zoller for Congress today in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District.
“If you agree that it’s time our elected officials stopped talking at us and started listening to us, then I hope you will join me in supporting Martha Zoller for Congress from Georgia’s 9th Congressional District,” said Gov. Palin via e-mail. “Martha has been fighting for conservative causes for years as an award winning radio show host where she has been a voice for the Tea Party movement.
“Martha is running against the establishment, which, as we know, is an uphill battle; but with all of our support she can win. In Congress, she’ll vote to cut spending, lower taxes, and repeal Obamacare. In addition to being pro-life and a firm defender of our Constitution, including our Second Amendment rights, Martha is a strong fiscal conservative. Her “MAP for Prosperity” plan calls for increased accountability, bold reform, and citizen engagement – three things we need more of in Washington.
“I hope you’ll join me and other conservatives like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin in supporting Martha Zoller for Congress!”
A strong supporter of the Governor’s efforts to restore conservative values and principles in America, Martha Zoller personally requested Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement earlier this year.
“I am thrilled to have the strong support of Gov. Palin in my efforts to represent Georgia’s 9th Congressional District in Congress and restore fiscal sanity in Washington,” said Zoller. “Together, we will fight to put this country back on the right track and ensure prosperity and opportunity for many generations to come.”
Update: Doug Collins’ Campaign sent us the following response:
“While we admire and respect Governor Palin, Martha’s liberal talk threatens our conservative values. But don’t take my word for it, go to www.seemarthasayit.com and you can see and listen to her yourself. Whether it’s her pro-abortion, pro-civil unions or other liberal views, Martha Zoller would be wrong in Congress. Better to have a true Georgia conservative like Doug Collins. The endorsements he’s received from Governor Zell Miller, Speaker Ralston and the NRA, along with the faith shown in him by Governor Deal show he shares the values of people who know and love North Georgia the most.”
They’ve set up tomorrow’s column quite nicely, I might add.