Updated:ATLANTA — Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is coming to Georgia to stump for Republican Karen Handel in her gubernatorial campaign.
In a statement issued Friday, Governor Palin said, "I'm coming to Georgia to campaign with my friend Karen because it is absolutely critical that Georgians nominate an ethical leader and a true conservative to take the fight to Roy Barnes in November. Karen Handel is a strong, pro-life leader who isn't afraid to take on the status quo and do the right thing. She will be the 21st Century Governor Georgia needs to tenaciously address the state's challenges," said Palin.
Palin endorsed Handel just before this month's primaries.
"I am very excited that Governor Palin is coming to Georgia to help our final get-out-the-vote push," Handel said. "The energy and enthusiasm she will bring will make a huge difference in the final push to victory in the run-off election."
Sources said she'll be with Handel at a rally on Aug. 9, but the location is not yet known.
The runoff is the next day.
Handel is facing former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal in the runoff.
Anyone interested in attending can obtain tickets and get more information from karenhandel.com.