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10/31/2014 09:47 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sarah Palin Predicts 'Shocker' In Louisiana Senate Race

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) thinks the results of the Louisiana Senate race will be quite the "shocker."

She's not worried about the incumbent, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, or even Republican candidate Rep. Bill Cassidy -- Palin thinks longshot GOP candidate Rob Maness is going to win the race on Tuesday.

“Like a gator in the swamp, Col. Rob Maness may have been seen as sharply lurking, but is now ready to pounce,” Palin told RealClearPolitics in a statement Thursday. “It is time. This is the election that will be the shocker on Tuesday.”

Palin endorsed Maness in May, calling him a "true conservative and a real warrior."

"Having spent his career in uniform, he does not have deep pockets or lobbyist connections to fund his campaign," Palin said, according to the Times-Picayune. "To me, it's a blessing, not a curse that he's not held office before. After all, our founders weren't politicians - many of them in fact were military leaders. Maybe it's time we got back to those roots."

Louisiana has a "jungle primary" system, so all candidates will appear on the general election ballot, regardless of party. Polls that show Landrieu and Cassidy in a tight race suggest the Nov. 4 election could lead to a runoff, which would take place in December.

According to HuffPost Pollster, Maness is trailing both Landrieu and Cassidy:

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