Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed into Texas politics again by backing Republican Stephen Broden against incumbent US Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Dallas.
Broden has been a regular speaker at North Texas Tea Party events for over a year, regularly drawing standing ovations for preaching against President Obama's "godless socialism."
Palin posted the endorsement on her Facebook page on Tuesday but the news had already come out over the weekend. On Sunday, Star-Telegram writer Anna Tinsley reported that Broden was introduced at the Wake Up America Tea Party at the Fort Worth Convention Center as the latest politician to get Palin's seal of approval.
Johnson has come under fire in recent weeks for awarding scholarships to relatives and children of one of her aides. Despite the controversy, the seat is still expected to stay Democratic, according to many political analysts. In 2008, both Obama and Johnson garnered 82 percent of the vote in the district.