Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake in his Senate contest Monday, as he battles self-funding businessman Wil Cardon for the GOP nomination.
"Credited by many as the leading anti-earmark crusader in the House, Jeff has fought hard against pork barrel spending - often times casting one of the few GOP 'no' votes on bloated spending measures," said Palin in a statement released by Flake's campaign. "He's not afraid to 'go rogue' against his own party and its leadership; and even though he has sometimes suffered the consequences from GOP leaders for failing to toe the party line, yet he continues to fight for what is right.
It's not the only high-profile support Flake has gotten recently: earlier in the month, Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl also endorsed the congressman.
Several Palin-endorsed Senate candidates have gone on to win their primaries this year, including Deb Fischer in Nebraska, Richard Mourdock in Indiana, and Orrin Hatch in Utah.
Cardon has been hitting Flake hard and has spent millions of his own money on the contest. The primary is August 28.