Though poll numbers are not great for Col. Rob Maness, the long-shot candidate running against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), former Gov. Sarah Palin is expected to make a surprise cameo at a Maness campaign event this weekend.
Palin, who endorsed Maness along with the Tea Party Express months ago, is reportedly the “surprise guest” at an event for Maness in Crown Point, La. according to USA Today.
Previously, Palin has attacked Cassidy, the likely Republican challenger to Landrieu, as being the “establishment” candidate of Washington insiders.
“The GOP establishment has turned to a moderate Congressman who opposed President Reagan in the past and was actually a supporter of Mary Landrieu until recent years,” said Palin of Cassidy. “He voted to raise the debt ceiling, was one of 19 Republicans to vote for President Obama’s hate crimes legislation, campaigned in support of the government bailout (but now opposes it), voted for Obamacare Medicare savings (but now opposes them). Come on, GOP, is this the best we can do?”
But, as mentioned previously, poll numbers have not been kind to Maness during the race.
In a Fox News Poll just a few weeks ago, Maness only received 7 percent of support while Cassidy led Landrieu on a 35-31 percent margin.
And in a recent Senate Conservative Fund poll, Maness received 44 percent when he went head-to-head with Landrieu, who garnered 48 percent. But, the poll did not provide any polling data, making it an unreliable source.