Capitol Hill Republicans Turn to Palin as Fundraising Draw

Posted March 16, 2009 at 4:23pm

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who gained a high profile as the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, will deliver the keynote address at the GOP’s annual Senate-House fundraising dinner scheduled for June 8.

The choice of Palin — who showed strong crowd appeal, especially among conservative audiences, during last year’s campaign — was announced in a statement Monday by the chairmen of the Republicans’ Senate and House national campaign committees.

“Governor Palin has quickly emerged as one of the most popular and recognizable faces in the Republican Party, and we are honored to have her deliver the keynote address at the Senate-House dinner,” said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who is heading the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 2010 election cycle. “Last fall, she electrified and energized crowds across the country, and we expect she will generate a similar amount of enthusiasm at this spring’s dinner.”