Palin to stump for Perdue in Georgia as he trails in GOP Senate bid before election day Tuesday

Former President Donald Trump will reportedly not be making any more appearances on behalf of the Perdue campaign

Updated: May 20, 2022 - 1:27pm

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Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin will join former Sen. David Perdue for a rally Friday in Georgia as he attempts to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday.

"Proud to have @SarahPalinUSA's endorsement and looking forward to having her join us in Savannah on Friday!" Perdue tweeted.

Perdue, who already has the backing of former President Trump, will need considerable help in this final weekend of campaigning – trailing Kemp in most polls by double digits. 

"I believe David is the only candidate who can win the fight against Abrams, and that’s why I’m proud to endorse him. David is an America First fighter with a proven record of results, and he will be an outstanding Governor of Georgia," said Palin, a 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee who's now running for Alaska's open, and only, congressional seat.

Palin is running for the House seat vacated by the late GOP Rep. Don Young. Trump, who has also stumped in Georgia for Perdue, immediately endorsed Palin upon her announcement that she would run.

Trump on Friday is reportedly now attempting to distance himself from Perdue, who trails Kemp by 25 points, according to the Real Clear Politics polls average.

On Thursday night, NBC reported that Trump sees a "lackluster campaign effort from Perdue" and is not "planning to make any more personal appearances in Georgia" on behalf of the former lawmaker. 

Trump backed Perdue early in the race after establishing a rift with Kemp following the 2020 presidential election, which Kemp would not overturn in his state.

The winner of Tuesday's primary will face off against Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams.