Palin endorses Rep. Gosar ahead of Ariz. GOP primary

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for re-election on Thursday, ahead of the Tuesday primary election pitting Gosar against state Sen. Ron Gould.

Gosar, a freshman congressman, received Palin’s endorsement in 2010 and Palin said she thinks he’s done a good job.

“Dr. Paul Gosar is not a career politician,” Palin said in a statement. “He’s a dentist, a conservative, a small business owner, and someone I was proud to endorse in 2010. His accomplishments as a freshman congressman are remarkable and a shining example of what hardworking public service is all about.”

“You won’t find Paul playing endless rounds of golf or hobnobbing at D.C. cocktail parties,” she added. “When Congress isn’t in session, you’ll find him with the people he represents. In the past 18 months, he’s held over 24 town halls and put over 60,000 miles on his old car traveling his district. And when he is not listening to the people he works for, he is with his wife Maude and his three kids, probably pulling weeds in his yard as he thinks of ways to shrink government and bring about the reform we need in Washington to secure a prosperous and fiscally responsible America for our children.”

Palin touted Gosar’s work exposing Operation Fast and Furious. Gosar is the lead sponsor on the official House resolution of “no confidence” in Holder in the wake of Fast and Furious – which has led to 130 House members demanding Holder’s resignation.

“Along with Congressman Darrell Issa, Paul has been laser-like in pursuing the truth about the ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ scandal, and Paul is the sponsor of a resolution of no confidence in Attorney General Holder,” Palin said.

Gosar said he’s “proud” to have Palin’s endorsement. “Sarah gives voice to so many conservatives around the country,” Gosar said. “I’m proud to stand with her as we work to take this country back.”

In addition to Palin, Gosar has also been endorsed by Sen. Jon Kyl, Gov. Jan Brewer, the National Rifle Association and the National Right to Life.

Gould, on the other hand, has endorsements and support from conservative organizations like FreedomWorks and the Club for Growth.