Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, features heavily in a new TV ad from Georgia Senate candidate Karen Handel. "You know her background. You know her record," says Palin, who endorsed Handel two weeks ago. "The conservative who has walked the walk."
Watch the 30-second ad below:
Not to be outdone, one of Handel's Republican rivals for the nomination, congressman Jack Kingston, announced the support of Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“I have known Jack Kingston for 20 years,” Hannity said in a statement provided by the Kingston campaign. “He’s a solid Ronald Reagan Republican and my choice in the Georgia Senate race. Jack will join the conservative coalition in the U.S. Senate.”
Kingston and Handel are vying with three other Republican candidates (congressmen Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey, and businessman David Perdue) for the GOP nomination to succeed Saxby Chambliss. The presumptive Democratic nominee is Michelle Nunn, the daughter of the former senator Sam Nunn. The primary is May 20, and if no Republican candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will proceed to a July 22 runoff.