Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) endorsed former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel (R) for U.S. Senate Thursday, wading into a crowded and competitive GOP primary in her latest 2014 maneuver.
Handel is one of several Republicans running for the seat of retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Most observers expect the May 20 primary to result in a runoff between the top two finishers. Handel has lagged behind the GOP leaders according to recent polling.
The winner is likely to face Democrat Michelle Nunn, who has run a steady campaign and raised heaps of cash. Georgia is one of two realistic pickup opportunities for Senate Democrats. The other is Kentucky.