SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Sarah Palin joined David Perdue on the campaign trail Friday as the Republican challenger aims to unseat Gov. Brian Kemp in next week’s primary election.
Perdue also earned an endorsement from President Donald Trump late last year.
The pair spoke at a press conference at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport Friday afternoon.
“This governor’s race right now will determine whether or not we have a conservative Republican in the White House in ’24. It will also determine whether we get the Senate majority back right here in Georgia,” Perdue said, adding, “neither one of those will happen if Brian Kemp is our nominee coming out of the Republican Party.”
Palin, the former governor of Alaska running for an open congressional seat, said she believes Perdue is the only candidate who can win against Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams.
“It is so important for the electorate to do its job and show up on Tuesday and take our country back and take your state back,” she said. “That position of governor is so very important when we talk about election integrity, and that should be first and foremost on everyone’s mind.”
A Fox News poll released Wednesday showed a significant lead for Kemp in the gubernatorial race. The poll claims 60% of responders favor Kemp with 28% favoring the Trump-backed Perdue.
“Regarding the polls… I’ve always said polls, they’re for strippers and downhill skiers,” Palin said, met with laughs from supporters at the airport.
Tuesday’s winner will go on to face Abrams in November.