Palin to Endorse Ricketts for Nebraska Governor

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will endorse Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts on Friday in his bid for governor of Nebraska.

Her backing is the latest in a string of recent endorsements from prominent conservatives, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and popular radio host and RedState editor Erick Erickson.

The Omaha World-Herald reported Palin’s endorsement Friday morning:

Palin, who is a Tea Party favorite and former Republican vice president candidate, is expected to endorse GOP gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts today in Grand Island, several sources within the Republican Party said today. […]

The Ricketts endorsement is expected to come at 10:30 a.m. [central time] at the Nebraska State Fair grounds.

The Washington Free Beacon confirmed the endorsement Friday morning.