Sarah Palin endorses Ward in 1st district congressional race

Sarah Palin endorses Ward in 1st district congressional race

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Dustin Hurst
March 29, 2010
Dustin Hurst
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March 29, 2010

With primary elections less than two months away, Republican contender Vaughn Ward has received a notable endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.  The former vice-presidential candidate posted Ward's endorsement, along with endorsements of two others, on her Facebook page Monday.

In Palin's own words:

There are three veterans in particular I’ll be supporting this week.

The first is Major Vaughn Ward, a fourth-generation Idaho native who grew up on his family’s farm in Shoshone and is running in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Coming from a family with a proud military tradition, Vaughn enlisted in the Marine Corps after college and was finishing up his service when the September 11th attacks occurred. He put his life on hold and heeded his country’s call – serving first as a CIA Operations Officer and later volunteering with the Marine Corps for a combat tour in Iraq, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V. After returning from Iraq, Vaughn went to work for the McCain/Palin campaign. I was grateful for his support then, and I’m happy to support him now because I know that he believes in the same commonsense conservative ideals that we cherish. Vaughn knows that real job growth comes from the private sector, not government. He believes in free market reforms, tax relief for families and small businesses, and a return to a constitutionally limited government that lives within its means. He’ll carry the conservative banner to Washington and will rein in the reckless growth of government to get it back on our side. And remember, a vote for Vaughn is a vote to remove the gavel from Nancy Pelosi’s grip. Please visit Vaughn’s website here to make a donation to his campaign, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Palin also endorsed Adam Kinzinger, who is running for Illinois’ 11th Congressional District and Allen West, running in Florida's 22nd Congressional District.

Ward served as the Nevada state campaign director for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who chose Palin for his running mate, during his presidential run in 2008.   He faces state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, in a May 25 primary.

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