National Democrats want you to remember that former Gov. Linda Lingle supported John McCain and Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election. The strategy: Convince voters that Lingle is a true conservative, not a moderate.
Lingle is widely expected to announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate in Honolulu today. Here’s what Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Matt Canter had to say about the news:
“Today marks Linda Lingle’s biggest announcement since she nominated Sarah Palin for Vice President, an event that typified Lingle’s partisan Republican approach to governing,” Canter wrote in a statement. “Now Lingle wants to go to Washington to become a rubber-stamp for Mitch McConnell and the Republican party whose sole priority is to defeat President Obama at every turn.”
Canter also included a link to a video in which Lingle described Palin as an “outstanding choice” for vice president.