Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, endorsed Donald Trump 2 weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
“Are you ready to make America great again?” Ms. Palin said with Mr. Trump by her side at a rally at Iowa State University. “Are you ready to stump for Trump? I’m here to support the next president of the United States – Donald Trump.”
Her support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican contender so far.
“I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement,” Donald Trump said in a statement trumpeting Mrs. Palin’s decision. “She is a friend and a high-quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”
Sarah Palin endorsed Ted Cruz during his Senate race in Texas.
“I love Sarah Palin. Without her support, I wouldn’t be in the Senate. Regardless of what she does in 2016, I will always be a big fan,” Cruz said.
“Whats extortionary about Ted Cruz is that he just fulfilling campaign promises.” – Sarah Palin