Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gets up close and personal with a Louisiana alligator while fundraising for the Republican Tea Party candidate for Senate. Mana Rabiee reports.
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**CBS - DIGITAL USE ONLY, NO BROADCAST USE WORLDWIDE, NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS JAPAN. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. NO ACCESS NEW ORLEANS MEDIA MARKET WEBSITES** Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin got up close and personal with a Louisiana alligator in Jefferson Parish. She's been fundraising in New Orleans for Republican Tea Party Candidate for Senate, Rob Maness (MAY-NESS). He's hoping to win the nomination over another Republican rival and to unseat Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu in November. SOUNDBITE: SARAH PALIN, FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR, SAYING: "This race is one of five that the eyes of America are on. We're watching to see what will happen here. Will it be a benchmark?" Supporters were served alligator meat and were told to bring one undecided voter with them. The race is turning into a battle of endorsement, with former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arriving next week to fundraise for Mayness' opponent.