Sarah Palin endorsed Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) yesterday in her contentious and contested primary to represent Florida’s newly-drawn 7th Congressional District. Adams is running against establishment Republican and John Boehner ally, Rep. John Mica. The primary is August 14.
Palin released this statement in support of Adams:
In 2012, we have a unique opportunity to elect more commonsense conservatives to Congress, but that alone is not enough. We must support conservatives who are with us on the issues but not weighed down with the burden of crony capitalism that is so prevalent in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Sandy Adams is just one of those candidates. Unlike her opponent, Sandy is free from the shackles of lobbyists and back door dealings in Washington. As someone who served in the military and a career law enforcement officer, Sandy doesn’t have time or the patience for the business as usual ways of Washington. Washington insiders on both sides of the aisle have spent this country into massive debt and put our children’s future at risk. Let’s start to restore power to the people. Please join me in supporting Sandy Adams today.
“Governor Sarah Palin has led the charge for conservatives. While many politicians subscribe to the notion of the status quo, Governor Palin has risen above it,” Adams said. “She knows that the true power of our country comes from the American people – not the Washington establishment or special interest groups.”
Palin endorsed Adams in 2010 and helped Adams to a 20-point win in November. Adams actively sought her endorsement for the primary.