Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin is looking to better her record in Georgia.
Late Monday, Palin included Ray McKinney, the Republican running against U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Savannah, in a list of endorsements posted on her Facebook page:
We can count on Ray McKinney to be a strong, independent voice for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. As Ray says, “If you like the way things are going now, vote for the other guy.”
Palin also gave mention to Barrow’s absence at a Sunday debate televised by Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Her choice of McKinney might be evidence that the 2012 presidential presumptive is seeking endorsement targets that would allow her to claim a good deal of the credit on Nov. 2 – something she enjoyed when Republican Karen Handel became the frontrunner coming out of the GOP primary for governor in July. Handel, of course, lost the August runoff.
The GOP has actively pursued the 12th District seat since