Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in Grand Island Friday to endorse Pete Ricketts in his bid to be the next governor of Nebraska.
Palin joined Ricketts at a campaign rally on the state fairgrounds.
"The American dream is alive and well in Nebraska. Pete stands apart from others in this race as a principled conservative whose private sector experience will help grow jobs and strengthen the rural economy. He is a pro-life family man who will fight for the best interests of all Nebraskans. I am encouraged by his boldness and independence. He will be a great governor."
Palin made history in 2008 as the Republicans first female nominee for national office. “Gov. Palin embodies the values so many Nebraskans hold dear: hard work, independence and courage,” said Ricketts. “She is a fearless, effective leader who fought established special interests and reformed her state government for the benefit of all Alaskans. I am very excited and proud to have her support.”
Bryan Slone, Mike Foley, Jon Bruning, Beau McCoy and Tom Carlson are the other candidates. The Nebraska Primary is May 13th.