Associated Press

The GOP veep candidate arrives back in her home state for the first time since being named McCain’s runningmate to a chanting, cheerng crowd.

She’s greeted by a “Welcome Home” rally after landing at the Fairbanks airport, where she delivers remarks.

“It’s been an amazing couple of weeks,” she tells the crowd of more than 2,000 gathered inside an airport hanger.

They chanted, “Sarah, Sarah,” waved signs that said, “Palin Is great.”

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