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Tea Party Group Drafting Sarah Palin to Run for Alaska Senate
US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | April 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock

Posted on 04/30/2013 2:32:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

"Do the words 'Senator Sarah Palin' excite you?"

That's the opening line of a recent email by The Tea Party Leadership Fund, which is trying to draft the former Alaska governor and past Fox News commentator to run for the Senate in 2014. The fund argues Palin has a clear path to victory in part due to recent polling showing incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, with less than 50 percent of the vote.

But, it being a draft, the group hasn't talked with Palin about whether or not she's interested. And Palin – whose PAC didn't respond to request for comment from Whispers – is believed to be currently residing in Arizona, not Alaska. The fund's Niger Innis says the interest of Tea Party members in a Palin run, however, is clear.

"We didn't know that [the draft] was going to catch fire to the degree that it has. And what that tells us is that this is just the beginning," he says. "It's gone viral."

But not all Tea Party groups are enthused about drafting Palin without first gauging her interest....

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; ak2014; alaska; begich; gop; gopprimary; palin; republicans; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 04/30/2013 2:32:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Senate run at this point is beneath her.


2 posted on 04/30/2013 2:35:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; fieldmarshaldj
Alaska is a place of Corruption and Backstabbing.

Glad Sarah got out!

3 posted on 04/30/2013 2:37:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

True IMO but I wouldn’t be upset if she did. Imagine the GOP screaming!


4 posted on 04/30/2013 2:37:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: fieldmarshaldj; All
A Senate run at this point is beneath her.

Given the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, she shouldn't have resigned as Alaska's governor imo.

5 posted on 04/30/2013 2:40:25 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

WTF does that mean?


6 posted on 04/30/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Amendment10

Given the blizzard of frivilous and groundless ethics complaints being filed against her AND that she was having to pay out of her own pockets to fight said complaints that were driving her to bankruptcy, you know that was NOT an option.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 2:45:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: KC_Lion; Eye of Unk; PA Engineer; pattty; Pegita; penelopesire; pepperdog; Perdogg; PGalt; ...

The People want Sarah!
Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List!

"Though I don’t know....
Alaska is a place of Corruption and Backstabbing.
Thank G-d Sarah escaped."
~KC_Lion

8 posted on 04/30/2013 2:45:40 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Amendment10

Revisit the lawsuit issue. Anyone expecting here to pony op defending herself from political suits on the job to appease libs until she was bankrupt (as per state law) is a fool.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: fieldmarshaldj; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx
her own pockets to fight said complaints that were driving her to bankruptcy, you know that was NOT an option.

Oh I beg to differ. It was an option to her Enemies.

The Dems, Kelptocrats and The Feckless Republicans.

It's almost like that was the point.....


10 posted on 04/30/2013 2:49:11 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

At this point a strong senate is what we need most.


11 posted on 04/30/2013 2:49:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: onyx
Loving all the pix. Here's one for no particular reason, someone sent it to me and I thought it was funny.......doesn't have anything to do with Gov Palin, well I guess it could. homosexualawarenesmonth photo 946803_10200321111647907_206334248_n.jpg
12 posted on 04/30/2013 2:49:42 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"A Senate run at this point is beneath her." I disagree. She could be a powerful influence in a GOP-controlled Senate. I'd almost move to Alaska just to vote for her. TC
13 posted on 04/30/2013 2:51:18 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Do the words 'Senator President Sarah Palin' excite you?"

There now that does.

14 posted on 04/30/2013 2:51:24 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: onyx

Was kind of hoping she has higher aspirations than the Senate.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 2:55:14 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she is indeed living in AZ, she should primary against McLame! That would be so awesome.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Senator Palin? That sounds like a lightning rod that would shape the entire Senate election nationwide. I’d love to see her in the Senate. It’s not quite as good a place for her as the White House, but it would be a positive for America. I don’t know if the country is worthy of having her as our President, at least not yet. Of course, we’re not worthy of a president at all right now, which is why we have the drug-addled usurper standing in for this eight year gap.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Amendment10
She had no choice but to resign as demoRat lawsuits were costing her millions personally.
18 posted on 04/30/2013 2:56:31 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Amendment10

Walk in her and her families shoes, until then, being clueless, gives your opinion a null and void.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 2:59:14 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Pollster1; svcw; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Norm Lenhart
I’d love to see her in the Senate. It’s not quite as good a place for her as the White House, but it would be a positive for America. I don’t know if the country is worthy of having her as our President, at least not yet. Of course, we’re not worthy of a president at all right now, which is why we have the drug-addled usurper standing in for this eight year gap.

Sadly that is very well said Pollster.

She is a G-dly Woman (just look at her and Trig alone) and yet we suck up to a man who blesses Babies to die in a closet.

When Americans wake the hell up maybe we can have Sarah as our elected leader.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 2:59:33 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Pollster1

Imagine Palin vs Fienstien on the Senate floor...Or Reid...Or Grhamm...or McCain...

Oh, the mind reels at the joy of it.


21 posted on 04/30/2013 3:00:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d vote for her.


22 posted on 04/30/2013 3:02:03 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Tea Party Group Drafting Sarah Palin to Run for Alaska Senate”

They are talking about a run for the US Senate, not Alaska Senate.

People who write for these major publications are illiterate.


23 posted on 04/30/2013 3:02:06 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: KC_Lion
She is a G-dly Woman (just look at her and Trig alone) and yet we suck up to a man who blesses Babies to die in a closet.

She is a G-dly Woman (just look at her and Trig alone) and yet we they suck up to an man evil who blesses Babies to die in a closet.

24 posted on 04/30/2013 3:04:00 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

It’s this Tea Party’s aspiration for her, not her’s.


25 posted on 04/30/2013 3:04:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: KC_Lion

“God Bless Planned Parenthood”
- Barack Hussein Obama

“May God bless those who respect a culture of life in America.”
- Sarah Heath Palin

The contrast is amazing. How could enough people vote for Obama to put him within the margin of fraud? How could enough people stand silently by to allow the far left to silence those who share Sarah’s values? I will not be silent - anywhere.


26 posted on 04/30/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
A Senate run at this point is beneath her.

Agreed. It's 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, or nothing.

27 posted on 04/30/2013 3:06:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: The Cajun

Yep, me too.


28 posted on 04/30/2013 3:07:49 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

That would be awesome!!

This country needs her now more than ever!!


29 posted on 04/30/2013 3:07:58 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: presently no screen name
Know that.
That's why I'm hoping she is aiming higher herself.
Like I've always said though, her decision.
30 posted on 04/30/2013 3:10:03 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: penelopesire

BUMP.


31 posted on 04/30/2013 3:11:02 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WTF does that mean?

Thank you for your concern 2ndDivisionVet. But frankly, I'm not sure where to start.

Military issues aside, basically the only reason that many patriots regard the Oval Office as the most powerful office in the land is because they have never gotten themselves up to speed on the federal government's constitutionally limited powers.

For example, for "government" services like Social Security and healthcare, it means that many patriots don't seem to understand that the states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution the specific powers to tax and spend for such services. This is why I've been posting, ad nauseum, Justice John Marshall's official clarification that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially issues which Congress cannot justify under its Section 8, Article I limited powers.

“"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

In fact, where federal domestic policy is concerned, practically the only power that the president has to regulate what can arguably be regarded as intrastate commerce is to sign bills from Congress which affect postal services (Clause 7 of Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution). Otherwise, regardless what FDR's activist justices wanted everybody to believe about Congress's Commerce Clause powers, Congress has no power to regulate intrastate commerce.

Again, neither the Oval Office, or the rest of the federal government for that matter, should be regarded as the most powerful offices in the land where domestic policy is concerned.

32 posted on 04/30/2013 3:14:13 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I disagree...it might be the best way for her to get to 1600 after everything the liberals and GOPe smeared her with. What better way for her to show this country her true colors and integrity than to be a sitting senator of the Great state of Alaska?

I think it is a marvelous idea!!


33 posted on 04/30/2013 3:17:09 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire; onyx; The Cajun; Windflier
She will keep them up at night no matter what!


34 posted on 04/30/2013 3:22:04 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

As a new AZ resident, I would like to see her primary McPain out.

She can run for governor at the same time.


35 posted on 04/30/2013 3:22:34 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: onyx; All

I want to hear Sarah tell us her intentions. She knows the lay of the land and it is she that I trust and will support her with every once of effort while supporting her decision.


36 posted on 04/30/2013 3:32:15 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This way sarah was treated by "good-old"-Republicans in last year's election cycle was disgusting.

I'm all agaisnt Democrats (used to be one), heavily against Republicans (the pubs against Palin), and all for Sarah in future elections.

37 posted on 04/30/2013 3:32:33 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet; RedMDer
I want to hear Sarah tell us her intentions. She knows the lay of the land and it is she that I trust and will support her with every once of effort while supporting her decision.

This way sarah was treated by "good-old"-Republicans in last year's election cycle was disgusting.

I'm all agaisnt Democrats (used to be one), heavily against Republicans (the pubs against Palin), and all for Sarah in future elections

I just wanted to tell both of you that both your posts are extremely witty, worthy of Sarah herself, and that I will be shamelessly stealing them in the future ;p

I Hope you Understand!

Sarah brings us all together, Repubs, Conservatives, Democrats, Libertarians.

Go Sarah!!!


38 posted on 04/30/2013 3:43:59 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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39 posted on 04/30/2013 3:47:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/West 2016


40 posted on 04/30/2013 3:49:00 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Given the blizzard of frivilous and groundless ethics complaints being filed against her AND that she was having to pay out of her own pockets to fight said complaints that were driving her to bankruptcy, you know that was NOT an option.
__________________

I agree with you totally. I also think that she would NOT run for office again in AK because the same people that tried to ruin her with lawsuits and ethics compmlaints would do so again.

It’s not worth her time.


41 posted on 04/30/2013 3:49:32 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

I would love to see her and Ted Cruz filibuster tag team all the bad horrible bills that get crammed through the senate


42 posted on 04/30/2013 3:59:30 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
Sarah is best at whatever she does! :D

Go Sarah!


43 posted on 04/30/2013 4:00:44 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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I love Sarah, but they got the wrong Palin...

Draft Todd.....

He is the quiet strong thinking type, I think Alaska would vote for him to tell Washington in their own gentile and polite independent way...

Up Yours!

44 posted on 04/30/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: fieldmarshaldj
A Senate run at this point is beneath her.

Agreed. Unless she moves to S.C. and electrifyingly defeats Lynnzy Graham. (Please?)

Otherwise, I hope she is happy whatever she chooses to do. Even if she never seeks office again. She deserves good things.
45 posted on 04/30/2013 4:55:00 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: taildragger

That thought has occurred to me too.


46 posted on 04/30/2013 4:56:22 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doesn’t she live in AZ ?

I’d like to see her run in a primary against McCain.


47 posted on 04/30/2013 5:09:47 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She would be an excellent asset in the Senate. She is already more prepared than about 80% of the self dealers there now. Whether she wants to lower herself is another question.
48 posted on 04/30/2013 5:23:43 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“A Senate run at this point is beneath her.”

I’m not convinced.


49 posted on 04/30/2013 6:08:53 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Norm Lenhart
But Norm, she supported Romney, asked you to vote for him.

How can you support a person with no principles?

Yes, go watch the video one more time

And for the rest of you, yes, I'm tweaking Norm, and not Palin.

50 posted on 04/30/2013 6:12:04 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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