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Palin backs Abbott after Nugent appearance, endorses Sessions' challenger
CNN ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Ashley Killough

Posted on 02/19/2014 5:38:28 PM PST by SoConPubbie

(CNN) – Sarah Palin rallied Wednesday behind Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, endorsing the Republican gubernatorial hopeful and defending Abbott for appearing on the campaign trail this week with controversial rocker Ted Nugent.

"If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!" the former Alaska governor wrote on Facebook.

Nugent, a fierce gun rights activist who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama, campaigned with Abbott at two events Monday. Democrats pointed to some of Nugent's past controversial remarks in an effort to discredit Abbott.

The campaign for Abbott, however, acknowledged it was simply inviting Nugent to help turn out the base during early voting, which began Monday.

Abbott lacks a major GOP opponent in the March 4 primary.

In the same Facebook post, which marked her first endorsements for 2014 GOP primaries, she encouraged voters to support Katrina Pierson, who's challenging nine-term Republican Rep. Pete Sessions.

"Katrina Pierson is an emerging leader and important voice for the future of the grassroots conservative movement," the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee wrote.

Pierson, a conservative activist with tea party support, is a strong backer of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, has helped campaign for Pierson, who lags far behind Sessions in campaign cash.

The congressman appeared to brush off Pierson's primary challenge, telling CNN earlier this month on Capitol Hill that "these things happen."

Asked if he was worried about the challenge, Sessions repeated that "these things happen."

Sessions represents the Lone Star State's 32nd congressional district, a solidly Republican district located around North Dallas.

CNN's Deirdre Walsh, Paul Steinhauser, Peter Hamby and Dana Bash contributed to this report.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; 32nddistrict; abbott; alaska; cruz; election2014; election2016; gregabbott; katrinapierson; palin; petesessions; rafaelcruz; sarahpalin; tedcruz; tednugent; texas

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1 posted on 02/19/2014 5:38:28 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; onyx

Onyx, Palin Ping Please!


2 posted on 02/19/2014 5:39:18 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Good deal—Palin wants to flush another RINO out of the bowl. And it would be GREAT to be rid of Über RINO Pete Sessions.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 5:43:19 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted is controversial? Really? Does he know that?


4 posted on 02/19/2014 5:43:46 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: SoConPubbie; KC_Lion; Jane Long; Jay Thomas; jazusamo; jennings2004; johnthebaptistmoore; ...



5 posted on 02/19/2014 5:47:56 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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OH, the above is a PING to Sarah Palin's AWESOME Ping List!

6 posted on 02/19/2014 5:49:42 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Great news. The local paper in Harrisburg has been ripping Uncle Ted after interviews he gave while at an NRA sportsmens show a week ago. Of course they rip him after he is gone. I had no problems with anything he said.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 5:51:39 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Abbott did not back down and disown Nugent after the lib media went on their usual onslaught. Palin herself gave Nugent props in her mention of him in her posting in support of Abbott.

Such a stark contrast to the usual cowering I’ve come to associate with the GOP. Palin, Nugent, Abbott... these are the kind of people I would want to share the same foxhole with. And add Cruz too, while you’re at it!


8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:02:39 PM PST by greene66
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To: SoConPubbie

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9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:03:49 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: greene66
Such a stark contrast to the usual cowering I’ve come to associate with the GOP. Palin, Nugent, Abbott... these are the kind of people I would want to share the same foxhole with. And add Cruz too, while you’re at it!

Yep, I'm getting tired of people apologizing when they shouldn't. Instead of apologizing, Abbot and Palin are doubling down. I'm sick of spineless wussies.

10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:16:09 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: SoConPubbie
…Nugent making...outlandish comments about President Obama.

Lets; see, what would be an outlandish comment about President Obama? Oh, I know, "President Obama loves his country and loves the Constitution." Now THAT is an outlandish comment!

11 posted on 02/19/2014 6:25:55 PM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted was called The Motor City Madman long before he got on the roll politically for a reason.
12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:35:35 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Nugent, a fierce gun rights activist who's known for making outlandish comments about President Obama,

Yup, I remember it well.

T'was back in '77 and Ted took a moment after Cat Scratch Fever and went into a diatribe and making outlandish comments about some 16 year old half-black guy in Hawaii that was Choomin' his way to the White House.

Made Ted famous, it did.

This is what you get when 20 year olds run a newsroom

13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:35:42 PM PST by digger48
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To: logic101.net

HA! HA! HA!!!

Ted Nugent - makes “Outlandish” comments about poor barry the pretender???

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.... pooooooor, POOOOOOR barry..

Nugent simply speaks the TRUTH in plain ENGLISH.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:39:46 PM PST by joethedrummer
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To: SoConPubbie

Tea Party Charter Rules:

Inform your would be supporters and endorsers NOT to say STUPID, Damaging things!!!


15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:44:03 PM PST by G Larry
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To: SoConPubbie

Whew, for a minute there I thought she was backing a challenger for JEFF Sessions.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:47:49 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Sans-Culotte

Unfortunately, Breitbart is kneecapping candidates like Matt Bevin. A particularly loathsome journalist called Michael Patrick Laehy. Why does Breitbart allow Tea Party hating jerks to write for them?


17 posted on 02/19/2014 7:05:51 PM PST by Viennacon (M)
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To: SoConPubbie; onyx; Windflier; Marcella; GeronL; JRandomFreeper
WOOT!

GO SARAH!

GO ABBOTT!

Now THIS is a Global Business Tip!

18 posted on 02/19/2014 7:07:23 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

“Now THIS is a Global Business Tip!”

Right!


19 posted on 02/19/2014 7:10:28 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: KC_Lion


20 posted on 02/19/2014 7:11:12 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Governor Palin Endorses @KatrinaPierson For US House TX-32

Posted on February 19 2014 - 6:35 PM - Posted by:
Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Katrina Pierson for US House Texas-32 just hours ago on Facebook:
Post by Sarah Palin
Katrina Pierson Sarah Palin

Texas, it starts with you!2014 is here. The choices are becoming clearer, and the battle lines are being drawn. The GOP Beltway crowd has convinced itself that the way to maintain or retake the majority is through compromise and capitulation on important issues like amnesty, Obamacare, and the ever-increasing federal debt. They think that by making deals with a deeply unpopular and divisive incumbent president on issues that Americans oppose, they’ll somehow endear themselves to voters.

Enough is enough. The permanent political class in D.C. won’t listen. So, let’s start putting our efforts behind good new candidates who will go to Washington not to line their own pockets, but to help restore our country. It’s time to put inspiration, ingenuity, and integrity over incumbency in the GOP.

Let’s start in Texas. The lines couldn’t be clearer. Katrina Pierson is an emerging leader and important voice for the future of the grassroots conservative movement. Her life’s story is full of hardships she has fought to overcome, which taught her firsthand the importance of self-reliance, hard work, and the blessings of liberty.

A feisty fighter for freedom, Katrina is taking on a powerful incumbent who has so lost touch with the people of his district that he’s not even bothering to spend much time in Texas anymore. It’s not only his district he’s lost touch with, but also the issues important to the voters there. He used his powerful position to oppose the movement to defund Obamacare, has voted to raise the debt ceiling, and has been an advocate for the NSA intrusion into our freedoms. When asked about Katrina’s primary challenge, he said, “these things happen.” Yes, they do. We all know what happens when we come together to support a good candidate like Katrina – the permanent political class loses and We the People win! We win by electing a fighter we can depend on like Katrina Pierson. Ted Cruz calls Katrina “an utterly fearless principled conservative.” He should know. Katrina was among the conservative grassroots warriors in Texas who worked tirelessly to elect Senator Cruz.

Early voting started yesterday, Texas. Get out now and vote for Katrina. Send a message to the GOP elites on behalf of Katrina, just like you did for Ted Cruz in 2012.

And while you are out there voting for Katrina, check the box for another good conservative – Greg Abbott for Governor of Texas. Like Katrina, Greg has overcome many personal obstacles and challenges, which have made him a believer in the power of liberty and the need to defend our freedoms from the overreach of an out-of-control federal government. If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!

You can learn more about Katrina Pierson at: www.katrinaforcongress.com

and more about Greg Abbott at: www.gregabbott.com

God bless you and God bless America.

- Sarah Palin

(Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Also…

AGU-O4P-White-For-Blogs3

Be sure to join American Grizzlies United so you can help Katrina and other 2014 candidates: HERE

AGU sent out an email blast titled: Keep Your Doctor; Change Your Congress announcing support for Katrina. Check it out there are some GRRREAT pics of AGU members Getting Their #GRRR On for Katrina in the email.

#LoadedForBear

21 posted on 02/19/2014 7:18:52 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

I would love to see the next Congress with Katrina Pierson (TX), Mia Love (UT), and Erika Harold (IL) all in office. What a way to make liberal heads explode.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:39 PM PST by hout8475
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To: Bratch; SoConPubbie; GeronL; Windflier; onyx; Marcella
Great Post Bratch!

Thank You for those Links!

It serves every Patriot Here.

GO KATRINA!

23 posted on 02/19/2014 7:36:08 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: SoConPubbie

I love Ted but he did no favors calling someone a subhuman mongrel. It just feeds the stereotype of people hating Barry “because he’s black.” An Akin moment.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:57 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: hout8475

25 posted on 02/19/2014 7:39:29 PM PST by hout8475
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To: SoConPubbie

Good news....unless she supports Lindsey Graham


26 posted on 02/19/2014 8:05:03 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: SoConPubbie

Did she “forget” to endorse Cornball?


27 posted on 02/19/2014 8:17:18 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SoConPubbie

Sessions is asked about his opponent and he says “These things happen.” If that doesn’t show his sense of entitlement then nothing does.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 8:21:40 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

In my perfect world I would say President Palin and VP Pirro.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 10:14:20 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: greene66

“By their fruits you shall know them”... and OUR people have some fine fruit!!!


30 posted on 02/20/2014 4:52:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: JaguarXKE

The Enquirer has been running many articles calling obama a horn dog and a man having affairs with beyonce and others... claiming that he is on the brink of divorce... trying to clintonize the commie... all that they are doing is trying to cover for his butt piracy!


31 posted on 02/20/2014 4:55:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: joethedrummer

To satan and his minions... the truth is outlandish... never forget that the truth is death to evil.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 4:58:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: G Larry

If it is the truth, say it loud and clear and concise.


33 posted on 02/20/2014 4:59:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
ya...Ted calling Obama a mongrel is real helpful for Abbot's political future.
34 posted on 02/20/2014 5:47:57 AM PST by G Larry
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To: G Larry

If that hurts Abbot then America is over, done and stick a fork in Uncle Sam’s eye because it is finished. When the rats called Bush a Nazi, hitler, a murderer, the dumbest man ever elected, a criminal and a hate monger... they won both Houses of Congress and the White House. ALL that we need to do is to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


35 posted on 02/20/2014 7:04:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: logic101.net

In that same line of thought, Jesus is controversial,

So I guess we wear it as a badge of honor


36 posted on 02/20/2014 7:46:25 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: JaguarXKE
"Lets; see, what would be an outlandish comment about President Obama? Oh, I know, "President Obama loves his country and loves the Constitution." Now THAT is an outlandish comment!"

Ka-BUMP!

37 posted on 02/20/2014 5:19:01 PM PST by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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