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Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Miller For Alaska Senate

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) endorsed tea party favorite Joe Miller in his bid to challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) . (AP Photo/Bill Haber) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tea party favorite Joe Miller earned another high-profile endorsement on Friday in his bid to earn the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) for his seat in November.

Just days before the Republican primary on Tuesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) endorsed Miller, saying that he would block President Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation of the nation we love.”

"To restore liberty, to defend our Constitution, to build American exceptionalism, we must send fighters to the U.S. Senate who will stop Barack Obama's fundamental transformation of the nation we love,” Palin said in a statement to Fox News. "The status quo has got to go, and in Alaska the man who understands this key to our state and country's future also has the guts, wisdom, experience and optimism to fight for what is right -- and win."

"We said we'd send the good guys in Washington their reinforcements, so, Alaska, here we go!" Palin continued. "Vote for Joe Miller on Tuesday and shake off the liberal stronghold so we can get on the right track."

Last month, Miller echoed Palin’s call to impeach Obama. He has criticized Begich for his position on immigration, earning him the support of Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff known for his hardline immigration views, who released a robocall on Miller’s behalf.

Miller defeated Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in a GOP primary in 2010, but then lost to Murkowski's write-in campaign in the general election.

According to Huffpost Pollster, Miller trails two of his Republican opponents.

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