Palin makes stop at Houston church
HOUSTON Palin was brought to Houston by a private organization to drum up support for the pro-life movement. She certainly didn't disappoint the audience of more than 1,000 strong who came to hear her speak. Dressed in red, with a life-size cutout of Sarah Palin in tow, Jennifer McMillian Kramer wasn't about to miss this event. "We're big supporters of Sarah Palin and what she stands for, what she believes in, her good conservative values, McMillian said. "We're just happy to be here." Kramer wasn't alone. More than 1,000 people showed up at the event organized by Heroic Media, a group that promotes a pro-life message. It brought the former Alaska governor in to drum up support in Houston. "When she speaks, people listen," State Sen. Dan Patrick, (R-Harris County), said. Palin was greeted with a standing ovation. "Let me ask you, 'Do you love your freedom?" Palin asked her audience. And she sprinkled Texas throughout her speech. "I know that your governor, he has been working tirelessly to protect your state from Obamacare, for one," Palin said. Keeping her audience in mind, Palin spoke extensively about the pro-life platform. "I think no better place than here in Texas where you are making such good in-roads and good, positive progress on building that culture of life," she said. Members of the media were allowed to record only the first few minutes of her speech. However, attendees who stayed through the entire presentation said they got exactly what they were looking for. "Oh I admire her," Palin supporter Jan Lewellin said. "She's always an exciting speaker, and she always has something to say that's worth listening to," Palin supporter Riley Lewellin said. Organizers estimate about 1,200 people attended Tuesday's event. It wasn't sold out, though. The sanctuary at First Baptist Church can hold up to 3,000 people. However, Eyewitness News spoke to some other organizers of the conservative movement who say they're already making plans to try to bring Palin back to an even bigger audience.