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Both Parties Welcome Prospect Of Palin National HQ In Scottsdale
KPHO-TV ^ | March 10, 2011 | Elias Johnson

Posted on 03/10/2011 8:11:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Politicians from both parties are buzzing about the prospect of Sarah Palin choosing Scottsdale to headquarter her 2012 presidential campaign.

Politco.com and other online sites are reporting Palin plans to run for president, and will launch her campaign from Scottsdale.

"I just recently heard the buzz," state Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey said.

"There's all sorts of rumors floating around," state Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny responded.

Political analyst Jamie Molera cited several reasons to give the rumor credit.

"I don't think its something where she threw a dart on the board and said, 'Arizona's going to be the place we're going to start from'. I think they've done polling data, I think they've talked to a number of individuals within and outside of the party structure, and I think she made a calculated decision that Arizona is going to be a good place top launch her national platform," Molera said.

Molera said the large population of tea party members in the state and Palin's overwhelming popularity within the group may also help explain choosing Arizona.

Both party chairmen anticipate the arrival of the Alaska governor.

"Her energy matches the spirit of this state," Morrissey said.

"What Sarah Palin represents is really this extreme Republican agenda, and her having a presence here in Arizona would just highlight that fact," Cherny said.

Months ago, Palin's daughter, Bristol, purchased a home in Maricopa. Speculation was the 20-year-old would attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, but the rumor never materialized.


TOPICS: Arizona; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; arizona; palin; sarahpalin
I doubt if this one will, either, but you never know.
1 posted on 03/10/2011 8:11:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Arizona has direct non-stop flights straight to Alaska


2 posted on 03/10/2011 8:17:12 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Clyde5445
.................................. FRegards
3 posted on 03/10/2011 8:25:12 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheers!

4 posted on 03/10/2011 8:26:01 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes sense, and many of us probably suspected as much when Bristol bought her house there. Chalk up economic development points for John Mccain ;-)


5 posted on 03/10/2011 8:30:42 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only good part of this as far as I’m concerned is that we’ll be able to have some killer fundraisers. Tom Morrissey, who I met with the other day, is all about fundraising from the grass roots up. So, this would fit into his plan.


6 posted on 03/10/2011 9:18:50 PM PST by Hildy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man I hope she runs


7 posted on 03/10/2011 9:20:56 PM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: erod

At this point me too.


8 posted on 03/10/2011 9:26:42 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish she’d put her headquarters in Black Canyon City.


9 posted on 03/10/2011 9:27:06 PM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She may be planning a 3rd party run. Just a feeling. By January things will be so bad it might be the way.


10 posted on 03/10/2011 9:28:38 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: screaminsunshine
She may be planning a 3rd party run. Just a feeling. By January things will be so bad it might be the way.

No way.. not her style.

GO Sarah

11 posted on 03/10/2011 9:41:09 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

What if it was Obama vs. Jeb Bush vs. Palin


12 posted on 03/10/2011 9:42:30 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: grey_whiskers
As distasteful as this sounds it looks like she is going to try and leverage her relationship with McCain to gain support with the GOP old boy network.
13 posted on 03/10/2011 10:04:31 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
As distasteful as this sounds it looks like she is going to try and leverage her relationship with McCain to gain support with the GOP old boy network.

She has NO leverage with the McCain network.

14 posted on 03/10/2011 10:38:30 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

Didn’t Bristol just buy a house down in that area?


15 posted on 03/10/2011 10:45:25 PM PST by Datom
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To: screaminsunshine

“What if it was Obama vs. Jeb Bush vs. Palin”

Can you say Obama 2nd term?


16 posted on 03/10/2011 10:52:03 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: stansblugrassgrl
I wish she’d put her headquarters in Black Canyon City.

We always see that "Bad Ass" BBQ place from 17 when we drive through. Do you know anyone who's been there? We've never been really motivated to try it. Kind of looks scary from the hiway - lol!

17 posted on 03/11/2011 4:59:06 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Irish Eyes
You would be in a position to know, so I'll defer to your opinion. Some would argue that he owes his reelection to her, others would say she had an obligatory statement early on then McCain won the rest on his own in large measure to a flawed JD Hayworth. I don't know and wouldn't claim to.
18 posted on 03/11/2011 4:59:21 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honestly what has Palin said that is extreme Republican issues? She doesnt say anything that, lets say Romney would say, but she actually says it and means it to BOTH sides. Is that the extreme they are talking about? And who the hell is “they” ive always wanted to know


19 posted on 03/11/2011 5:44:04 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: Bigtigermike

I recall there is a small little plane that fly`s straight from Wassilla to Flagstaff to I think Ohio. That was a great morning I will never forget...

Only wish I had the vcr going that morning...


20 posted on 03/11/2011 5:46:16 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 PLEASE LORD)
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To: GoCards

Her extreme views include NOT supporting infanticide and gay marriage. I guess to MSM, believing in the Bible/Christ is now considered extreme.


21 posted on 03/11/2011 5:49:10 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 PLEASE LORD)
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To: Caipirabob

We’ve been there a couple of times. The ribs are great! I agree. It does look a bit scary. The place is actually called Kid Chileen’s, but everyone calls it the Bass Ass Barbque place. They do a lot of events to support veterans causes.

That’s one nice thing about Black Canyon City. Several restaurants and they all have good food.


22 posted on 03/11/2011 7:08:39 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Irish Eyes
"She has NO leverage with the McCain network."

Oh that's just BS, and you as an Arizonan know it. Palin didn't come out here stomping for the fossil for nothing. I live in the West Valley, "Luke's backyard" and I can assure you, out here there are still more JD bumper stickers than Palin's endorsee, John McCain. We have long memories out here and Palin's support of the open borders candidate over JD will not be forgotten. Believe me when I tell ya.

23 posted on 03/11/2011 7:27:21 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: blaquebyrd
"She has NO leverage with the McCain network."

Oh that's just BS, and you as an Arizonan know it. Palin didn't come out here stomping for the fossil for nothing. I live in the West Valley, "Luke's backyard" and I can assure you, out here there are still more JD bumper stickers than Palin's endorsee, John McCain. We have long memories out here and Palin's support of the open borders candidate over JD will not be forgotten. Believe me when I tell ya.

As I said

24 posted on 03/11/2011 8:34:59 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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