During a surprise appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show Thursday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.
O'Donnell, backed by the Tea Party Express, is running in a tough primary against moderate Republican Rep. Mike Castle. The primary is on Tuesday.
Earlier, Palin re-tweeted an endorsement
of O'Donnell first sent out by conservative radio host Tammy Bruce, a move which did not constitute an official Palin endorsement, but which increased speculation that Palin's backing may be imminent.
sent out by Sean Hannity Thursday afternoon, tipped off many reporters that the endorsement was now official. As Hannity tweeted:
Shortly after Hannity's tweet, Christine O'Donnell tweeted back,
"Thanks @ for the last minute call in. Endorsement of Christine O'Donnell was an exclusive. Said she hadn't told Christine yet."
She also tweeted,
@ Thank you for support on @ today!
Just got Gov. Palin's endorsement! Thank you for your prayers!
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