Sarah Palin, Donald Trump To Appear At Tulsa Rally
AMES, Iowa — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump Tuesday at an Iowa campaign stop on Tuesday (Jan. 19), delivering a raucous speech full of Palin-isms during her return to the presidential campaign trail.
“Looking around at all of you, you hard working Iowa families, you farm families and teachers and teamsters and cops and cooks, you rock and rollers and holy rollers!” Palin said. “You all make the world go around and now our cause is one.”
The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said she was “proud to endorse” Trump.
The official endorsement will be followed by a joint appearance on Wednesday morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The pair will be at the Mabee Center on the ORU campus, according to News On 6. The event is free, and so far around 9,000 have registered to attend, although only 7,000 seats are available.
The doors opened at 10 a.m. and the rally kicks off at noon.
The event will also be standing room only. You have to have a ticket to attend the rally.
Anyone interested in attending can register at EventBrite. They email a link to print off a physical ticket, or you can download the ticket on your phone and use that.
Palin backing could prove pivotal for Trump in Iowa, where he’s deadlocked with Ted Cruz in a battle to win the Feb. 1 caucuses traditionally dominated by conservative voters. Palin, a tea party favorite since 2008, has spoken warmly of Cruz in the past and her backing of Trump could blunt the Texas senator’s momentum in the final weeks before voting.
The news of the endorsement was first reported by The New York Times.
The businessman stoked speculation for much of the day, after an invite sent around late Monday plugged a special guest who would join him in Iowa. At a press conference on Tuesday, Trump declined to confirm rumors of the Palin endorsement.
“I’m a big fan of Sarah Palin,” Trump responded when asked about it by reporters.