Sarah Palin, who recently endorsed Texas senate candidate Ted Cruz in a competitive GOP primary, has started to make robocalls for the Tea Party-backed challenger -- and, reportedly, some of those calls are going out in the wrong state.
According to the Topeka Capital-Journal's Tim Carpenter, Palin's recorded calls have been dispatched in Kansas. While the call begins with a cheerful "Hello, Texas!" greeting from Palin, Carpenter reported Sunday that he had received the message while at his office at the Topeka newspaper, hundreds of miles from the Lone Star State's border.
The call, excerpted in the above video, highlights Cruz's Tea Party affiliation and commitment to conservatism.
Palin endorsed Cruz, the former Texas Solicitor General, earlier this month. HuffPost reported:
"We’re proud to join conservatives in Texas and throughout the nation in supporting your campaign to become the next senator from the Lone Star State," Palin wrote in response to a letter from Cruz, according to his campaign. “Your conservative principles, passionate defense of our Constitution and our free market system come at a time when these cornerstones of our freedom and prosperity are under attack. Our shared goal isn’t just to change the majority in control of the Senate, but to assure principled conservatives like you are there to fight for us.”
Cruz, who also won endorsements from Ron and Rand Paul, said he was honored to have Palin's support, calling her an inspiration to conservatives nationwide.
The former Alaska governor's support of Cruz is the latest in a string of endorsements she has made in tough Republican primaries. Palin made a similar statement of support for Nebraska's Deb Fischer, who won the GOP nomination to the surprise of many last week.
Texas' primary is on Tuesday, May 29. The crowded GOP nomination field includes frontrunner Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert. Cruz and his competitors are vying to succeed Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Republican senator who announced plans to retire last year.