yesterday, Sarah Palin
announced her official endorsement of a trio of Iraq War veterans who are running for Congress. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential contender is supporting Republican candidates Adam Kizinger, Vaughn Ward and Allen West.
, "America, if you love your freedom, thank a vet! And if you’re looking for leaders who believe in integrity, service, and country first, look to our veterans."
Kizinger is challenging freshman Rep. Debbie Halvorson, D-Ill., and has also received an endorsement from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
Ward is a former member of the John McCain campaign team and plans to face freshman Rep. Walt Minnick, D-Idaho, in a largely conservative district.
Finally, West is running against Rep. Ron Klein, D-Fla. This will be the retired Army lieutenant's second attempt to run against Klein, having lost the last cycle by 10 percentage points. This year, however, West has emerged as a conservative favorite.