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Palin To Campaign In Georgia, Meet With Obama

12/26/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Update, 11/25 8:30PM

The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that Palin will meet President-elect Obama early next week when she travels to Philadelphia after stumping for Chambliss in Georgia:

The governor is planning a trip to Georgia to campaign on behalf of Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss early next week on her way to Philadelphia to meet with her old foe, President-elect Barack Obama.

Obama is meeting with governors of both parties in Philadelphia to talk about the ailing economy. It's not clear how many governors are going to attend the Obama event, which the National Governors Association helped put together.

"I don't know if she has a one-on-one with (Obama)," said Palin spokesman Bill McAllister. "It may be, given that they were both involved in the national campaign." McAllister said Palin will be in Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, and the state will pay for it. He said the Chambliss campaign will pay for Palin's side trip to Georgia.

TPM reports that Sarah Palin is going back on the trail on behalf of GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is in a runoff election against Democrat Jim Martin:

Palin will be holding four rallies across the state, in a race that will make the difference in the Dems' efforts to get 60 seats this year, along with the Minnesota recount. This runoff election is all about jazzing up the base -- and whatever her faults, few if any Republicans did as good a job of that this year as Palin.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more information on the event:

Palin, who drew large crowds while running for vice president with Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain, will appear at Chambliss rallies in Augusta, Savannah, Perry and Atlanta on Monday, the day before the Dec. 2 senate runoff between Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin.

The Atlanta rally has been tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m., but the location had not be determined Tuesday morning.

"I was thrilled when I got the call that Governor Palin would be able to make the trip to Georgia to campaign with me the day before the runoff election," Chambliss said in a press release.

The McCain-Palin ticket carried Georgia by about 200,000 votes.

Meanwhile, another Republican election figure (but one less popular with the conservative base) is campaigning for Chambliss in Georgia today -- former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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