Republican office-seeker Steve Lonegan (R-NJ) is hardly a shoe-in to win a seat in the United States Senate on October 16 (far from it, in fact) but he has nonetheless recently cut Democrat Cory Booker’s double-digit lead in half. And while his team shouldn’t pop the champagne bottles just yet, Mr. Lonegan has picked up another major endorsement. From whom, you ask? None other than conservative rock star Sarah Palin:

Sarah Palin is the latest high-profile conservative to boost the campaign of New Jersey Senate hopeful Steve Lonegan in his race against Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

The Lonegan campaign released an endorsement of the Bogota, N.J., mayor from Palin on Wednesday night, in which she slams his rival and touts Lonegan’s experience.

“Steve Lonegan will fight to preserve our liberty against government regulations like Obamacare that seek to limit our prosperity. Let’s come together, turn out, work hard, and elect conservative Steve Lonegan to the U.S. Senate on October 16!” Palin said.

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