Palin also backed Republican Ilario Pantano, a former Marine with a controversial history,
Pantano is an Iraq war veteran who was charged by the Marines in 2004 with two counts of premeditated murder for shooting two Iraqi civilians. But the charges were dropped a year later and the case never went to trial.
Palin called him a "dedicated patriot.""We can win this seat and send a decorated Marine to Congress who will be a strong voice for veterans and active-duty military," she wrote.