Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has thrown her support behind Todd Tiahrt in the GOP Senate primary in Kansas.
In announcing her endorsement, Palin called the eight-term congressman from Goddard a "protector of our Constitution, a pro-family, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative who has never voted for a tax increase."
Tiahrt is battling U.S. Rep Jerry Moran, Hays, in the Aug. 3 primary.
"We can count on Todd to take on the liberal spending agenda of the Obama administration," Palin said.
In early February, Moran introduced Palin before her speech in Salina.
Tiahrt spokeswoman Michelle Schroeder said Palin endorsed the "true conservative in the race."