Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential nominee, pleased both Democrats and Republicans with her endorsement of New Jersey Republican senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan, according to Philly.com.
Lonegan and his campaign are also backed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Lonegan has benefited greatly from Palin’s endorsement, with Democrat Cory Booker's lead in the polls decreasing by 18 points, according to the Huffington Post.
“I am proud to have to have the opportunity to stand next to a great conservative leader who should have been the vice president,” Lonegan said.
Despite Lonegan closing the gap in the polls, Booker is excited by Palin’s endorsement, having used it to paint his opponent as too conservative for New Jersey.
In a recent debate, Booker used extreme, or a variation of the word, in nearly every answer, according to Philly.com.