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Posted at 7:24 p.m. on July 24, 2012
Congressional candidate Martha Zoller, locked in a tough GOP primary with state Rep. Doug Collins in Georgia’s new 9th district, today picked up the endorsement of Sarah Palin, Zoller’s campaign said.
Zoller, a conservative talk radio host, has positioned herself as the insurgent candidate against Collins, who is close with Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and the Atlanta GOP establishment. Both candidates are very conservative.
“Martha is running against the establishment, which, as we know, is an uphill battle; but with all of our support she can win. In Congress, she’ll vote to cut spending, lower taxes, and repeal Obamacare,” Palin said in a statement released by the Zoller campaign. “I hope you’ll join me and other conservatives like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin in supporting Martha Zoller for Congress!”
Zoller had an absurdly low $7,873 in cash on hand on July 11 while Collins had $60,000 in the bank. Still, unaligned Republicans in the state see the primary race as close, with either candidate having a shot at victory.
Roll Call rates the 9th, one of the most Republican in the country, as Safe Republican. The winner of the July 31 primary will almost certainly be coming to Congress next January.