Palin, Huckabee to Campaign in Georgia for Opposing Candidates

Karen Handel
Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel will bring out Sarah Palin to campaign for her Monday. Her opponent, Nathan Deal, has the support of Mike Huckabee.
AP

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee are supporting opposing candidates in Georgia's Republican gubernatorial race, and they'll both make appearances in the state ahead of Tuesday's runoff election.

Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Thursday endorsed former Rep. Nathan Deal, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Huckabee will appear at a rally for Deal in Gainesville, Georgia on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Palin will appear at a rally in Georgia on Monday, the Journal-Constitution reports, for the candidate she supports -- Georgia's former secretary of state, Karen Handel. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who was jolted into the national spotlight after deciding to take on the Obama administration over the issue of illegal immigration, has also endorsed Handel.

Handel and Deal will compete in a runoff on Tuesday, and the winner will face off against former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat.

A new InsiderAdvantage/ WSB-TV poll released today shows Deal and Handel tied, 46 percent to 46 percent.

CBSNews.com Special Report: Campaign 2010

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