Conservative Rockstars… Palin, Cruz and Lee joined the Liberty Rally in Tulsa Oklahoma for Conservative Senate candidate TW Shannon on Thursday and then turned out today, Friday 04.25.14 in North Platte, Nebraska for Conservative Ben Sasse
Three of the Tea Party, GOP and Conservative’s biggest stars, Governor and GOP VP Candidate Sarah Palin and Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee joined in a national “Liberty Rally” to back conservatives running in key Senate races.
Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, said that the trio will kick off the rally in Oklahoma where former House Speaker T.W. Shannon is running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn.
Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter! “Shannon is the constitutional conservative candidate,” cheered SarahPAC’s email to supporters. The rally took place Thurday, 04.24.14.
Cruz, Palin and Lee are also all in Nebraska on Friday, 04.25.14 to help Senate candidate Ben Sasse.
On Sunday, Palin will travel to Iowa to host a “Heels On, Gloves Off” rally for Senate candidate Joni Ernst.
Tim Crawford, the treasurer of SarahPAC, wrote,
“Republicans have a chance to send conservatives to Washington D.C. who don’t just talk the talk, but walk the walk when it comes to standing up for conservative values. If you’re in the Oklahoma, Nebraska, or Iowa area, we hope you’ll come out to join Governor Palin for one of these great events.”
Liberty Rally photos:
A Thousand Turn Out in North Platte Nebraska for conservative Senate candidate Ben Sasse and GOP ‘Rock Stars’
By Tony Lee – Breitbart.com:
A thousand Nebraskans turned out at 10 AM on Friday for a rally for conservative Senate candidate Ben Sasse that featured former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT).Sasse, the anti-Obamacare candidate who has surged in the race, also rallied with former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr, the first female Republican governor, at Scout’s Rest in North Platte, where Orr brought President Ronald Reagan in 1987 to campaign on her behalf.
According to the Omaha World-Herald (See full article below), Palin said,
“What we need in the Senate are folks who are willing to not just go along to get along. We need the fighters.”
“That’s why I’m here for Ben Sasse,” Palin said. “He is the right person for this job.’’
Palin, Lee, and Cruz on Thursday were in Oklahoma to back T.W. Shannon as a candidate who would stand up to the Washington establishment, and they noted that Sasse would be another politician who would provide conservatives like Cruz and Lee some reinforcements in Washington against the permanent political class.
“I’m here supporting Ben Sasse because I believe he has the courage to look in the eyes of the party bosses in Washington and say, ‘I don’t work for you, I work for the people of Nebraska,’’’ Cruz said, according to the World-Herald.
Sasse’s opponent, Shane Osborne, as Breitbart News has reported, has the endorsement of Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). And Sasse compared his opponent’s establishment endorsements to Lee’s and Cruz’s endorsements for him.
Palin, who has also endorsed Pete Ricketts for governor in the state, has been influential in Nebraska even when she has not had as many allies as she does in supporting Sasse. As Breitbart News reported, Palin showed how influential her endorsement is in Nebraska when she put Sen. Deb Fischer in the Senate in 2012 with a Facebook post:
During the 2012 election cycle in Nebraska, the Republican establishment spent millions backing Jon Bruning, while Washington’s conservative establishment, including Freedom Works, spent millions backing Don Stenberg. But after Palin wrote a 135-word Facebook post to endorse Deb Fischer, the then-unknown candidate suddenly had “momentum, buzz, and name identification” and rocketed to the top of the polls en route to wins in the primary and general election.
Palin said that Sasse would be “a great advocate for conservative action in the Senate!”
“He’s just the sort of problem solver we need to take on Obamacare and provide a conservative alternative to the challenges facing America!” she said.
Photo: DAVID HENDEE/THE WORLD-HERALD Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, flashes a hook ’em horns sign during a rally at Buffalo Bill State Historical Park near North Platte on Friday after U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse noted that Cruz didn’t wear a Nebraska shirt, but Sarah Palin, left, did.
By David Hendee / World-Herald staff writer
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Two Republican rock stars and a cast of backup singers brought their act to Nebraska Friday for U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse as the state’s GOP primary heads for a wild finale.
Tea Party favorites Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas rallied a crowd of about 1,000 to support Sasse in the May 13 primary.
“What we need in the Senate are folks who are willing to not just go along to get along. We need the fighters,’’ Palin said. “That’s why I’m here for Ben Sasse. He is the right person for this job.’’
The band of politicos staged their show at Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, against the backdrop of colorful western showman William F. Cody’s cavernous horse barn. Sharing the spotlight were Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr.
Sasse said he was grateful to have their support during the final days of the campaign.
Palin, a former Alaska governor, said Sasse is the clear conservative choice in the election.
Cruz, elected two years ago, said Nebraska Republicans have good choices in the Senate race but Sasse is the strongest conservative voice.
Cruz said the biggest divide in country is not between Republicans and Democrats, but between entrenched politicians in both parties and the American people.
“I’m here supporting Ben Sasse because I believe he has the courage to look in the eyes of the party bosses in Washington and say, ‘I don’t work for you, I work for the people of Nebraska,’’’ said Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate.
Lee, who was elected to the Senate in 2010, said Sasse has read the federal health care law championed by President Barack Obama and “knows how to fight Obamacare, repeal Obamacare and put you back in charge of your health care decisions.”
Sasse, president of Midland University in Fremont, is running for the seat held by Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, who is retiring. The other candidates are Pinnacle Bank chairman Sid Dinsdale, Omaha attorney Bart McLeay and former State Treasurer Shane Osborn.
The winner will face likely Democratic nominee David Domina, an Omaha attorney.
Friday’s rally drew people from across the state.
Cindy Weitzenkamp of Uehling, Neb., said Sasse’s problem-solving skill is his greatest attribute and is needed in Washington.
Weitzenkamp attended the rally with friends Anita Bowman of Uehling, Deb Heuer of Fremont, Cindy Norman and Pauline Norman, both of North Platte, and Jo Wacker of Hooper.
“Where else can you go for free — this isn’t a fundraiser — and meet two former state governors and two current senators, and possibly a future senator all in one place?’’ Heuer said. “It’s a privilege to meet people who are actively involved in our country.’’
Jacob Anthens and Jacob Harmel, both seniors at Central Catholic High School in Nebraska City, drove to the rally with their social justice class teacher, Father Steve Thomlison. They left Nebraska City at 4 a.m.
Thomlison said students in his class attend rallies and debates and study issues in preparation for voting for the first time.
Cody established the North Platte ranch in 1878. It was here that he created his Wild West Shows that toured the United States and Europe. Orr was governor when she hosted President Ronald Reagan at Scout’s Rest Ranch in 1987.
Palin’s endorsements are valued by conservative candidates.
Earlier this month, she endorsed Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts. Two years ago, she endorsed Deb Fischer in the final week of a hotly contested GOP primary race in Nebraska. Fischer went on to win the Senate seat. Besides Sasse, Palin has endorsed Senate hopefuls recently in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and Oklahoma.
Sasse said Palin — who wore a red light sweatshirt with a jeweled Nebraska “N’’ to the rally — arrived in North Platte on Thursday wearing Oklahoma Sooners shirt after campaigning in Tulsa. Sasse joked that he considered postponing the event to investigate her character.
Sasse said Cruz was supposed to wear a Husker shirt, too, “but he didn’t keep his word.’’ At that, Cruz flashed a Texas “Hook ‘em, Horns’’ hand sign to boos and laughter from the crowd.
*In earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) was in attendance at the rally. Fischer was not there and has not endorsed a candidate in the Senate race.
Now Governor Palin heads to SHePac on Sunday, April 27th:
Sarah returns to Des Moines, Iowa to host the She-PAC fundraiser on April 27, 2014.
Be there on April 27th to rally in Iowa and join with Governor Sarah Palin, Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Governor Kay Orr, and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to Support, Honor and Elect conservative women in 2014!
Heels On, Gloves Off Rally
The event will be on April 27th at 3:30PM at the Hy-Vee Conference Center, 5820 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266.
The event is free to the public, just simply RSVP HERE!
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