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Sarah Palin Considering Senate Run In 2014
NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2013 | By Noel Sheppard

Posted on 07/09/2013 3:29:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Tuesday said that she is considering running for Senate in 2014.

Appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio program, Palin also reiterated that she would consider supporting a third party if Republicans don’t return to their conservative roots (video courtesy MoFoPolitics)

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“I’m glad you brought that up,” she continued, “because Senator Mark Begich (D-Ak.) has got to be replaced. He has not done what he has promised to do for the people of Alaska.”

For those wondering, Begich is up for re-election in 2014.

“If you think that whoever is running doesn’t have the ability to win, and you think you could, would that propel you into the race you think?” asked Hannity.

“Well, I think any American with a heart for service has to always have in the back of their mind that they would do anything, everything that they could to help the cause even if purpose if it’s something that doesn’t look necessarily appealing or necessarily fitting in with a conventional plan that they would try to orchestrate for themselves and their family,” Palin answered. “I along with anybody would have to say that I would do whatever I could to help. And if that was part of that help, then it would have to be considered.”

A poll conducted by Harper Polling in May found Palin leading other Republican primary contenders to face Begich in 2014.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; palin; sarah; sarahpalin; senate
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1 posted on 07/09/2013 3:29:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

DO IT SARAH!!!


2 posted on 07/09/2013 3:31:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jim Robinson

I thought she and her family moved to AZ and established residency there after the 2008 election cycle.


3 posted on 07/09/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think she would be great and I would contribute to her campaign.


4 posted on 07/09/2013 3:34:33 PM PDT by wmfights
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To: TomGuy

“I thought she and her family moved to AZ and established residency there after the 2008 election cycle.”

She could replace McStain!


5 posted on 07/09/2013 3:35:55 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Jim Robinson

She should do it. It shouldn’t be too hard to beat a liberal in AK, it would be nice to have another “wacko bird” in the senate, and her credibility would be helped by her actually doing something instead of just talking.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 3:36:33 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t like AK having her all to themselves. She’s too powerful for just one state.


7 posted on 07/09/2013 3:36:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jim Robinson

We are asking Sarah to make targets of her whole family. I want her to run but . . . It’s her call. Respect it.


8 posted on 07/09/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Jim Robinson

Sarah!!!!


9 posted on 07/09/2013 3:38:15 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: thorvaldr
her credibility would be helped by her actually doing something instead of just talking.

Her credibility, newbie?

10 posted on 07/09/2013 3:38:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jim Robinson

Makes my day!


11 posted on 07/09/2013 3:40:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: thorvaldr

“wacko-bird”? You mean to say that Boxer, Feinstein, and Pelosi are normal?


12 posted on 07/09/2013 3:42:27 PM PDT by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sarah Palin , would you consider running for president of the U.S.?


13 posted on 07/09/2013 3:42:35 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: YHAOS
We are asking Sarah to make targets of her whole family. I want her to run but . . . It’s her call. Respect it.

Yes, she is the wrong Palin to run for that Senate Seat...

Todd Palin should run, think about it, it is deviously brilliant and out of the box..

14 posted on 07/09/2013 3:42:36 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks.....)
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To: Jim Robinson

While I would love to see her in the Senate, they will nail her on leaving Governorship before term was up.


15 posted on 07/09/2013 3:43:29 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Jim Robinson

If people can get elected to Congress for the sole reason that their deceased spouse was in Congress, i.e. Jean Carnahan, Lois Capps, Mary Bono Mack, Doris Matsui, then a former governor, assuming they are competent, should have no legitimate opposition.


16 posted on 07/09/2013 3:43:41 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: onyx; KC_Lion

Ping.

I like This Idea.


17 posted on 07/09/2013 3:45:17 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll support her, she’ll make a better US Senator than the vast majority already there even as a Freshman.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 3:48:22 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

Where do I send the check?


19 posted on 07/09/2013 3:49:37 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: taildragger

Brilliant! I agree!


20 posted on 07/09/2013 3:50:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jim Robinson

I think it’s an excellent plan. This is where Sarah can make the contribution we all know she can.


21 posted on 07/09/2013 3:52:56 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: taildragger

Any Democrat or RINO who could not beat Todd in cage match would have to resign. He would put the “buster” back in Filibuster.


22 posted on 07/09/2013 3:53:21 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m not sure this is a good idea since Conservatives in the senate have been corrupted by McCain and Schumer.


23 posted on 07/09/2013 3:54:19 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: BfloGuy
This is where Sarah can make the contribution we all know she can.

When has she NOT made her contributions to America?

24 posted on 07/09/2013 3:55:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GenXteacher

“I thought she and her family moved to AZ and established residency there after the 2008 election cycle.”

She could replace McStain!
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That’s what I was praying for. The way Flake is acting, she could replace him too. I’m so tired of voting for someone so they can get to DC and act STUPID!!!


25 posted on 07/09/2013 3:55:42 PM PDT by Lakeside Granny
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To: Jim Robinson

Shake Things Up!


26 posted on 07/09/2013 3:57:45 PM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The field already consists of 2010 Tea Party candidate, Joe Miller, who was cheated out of Murkowski’s seat by various machinations of the corrupt bast8rd’s club, and Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell.

If Sarah is going to run here, she should announce soon. Begich has to go if we’re to obtain the majority. Could Sarah beat him?... yes... I believe she could.


27 posted on 07/09/2013 3:59:21 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: autumnraine

Frankly, I’d like to see that lame theory tested. My anecdotal evidence here in deep blue Illinois (but red in Central IL) is that no one will care about it. Almost everybody I ask either A) doesn’t even know what happened, or B) knows and respects her choice, or C) knows and had no intention of voting for her anyway, based on pure ideology.

So if she ran, and her opponent brought it up, we’d get to see how people really thought about it. At bottom, the phony charge of “quitting” making one a “quitter” applies to everyone who ever quit a job, and that’s most people. Thus, I believe most people do not see it as a character issue at all. And once people I’ve talked to find out what was going on and why it happened, they actually respect her more, as one of those rare pols who takes her promises seriously.

So I say bring it. Let’s have it played out on the game board of real life and see what happens and settle this once and for all. Go for it Sarah.


28 posted on 07/09/2013 3:59:56 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; fieldmarshaldj; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead

I like Sarah Palin, but it seems to me that her time was 2010.


29 posted on 07/09/2013 4:03:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: YHAOS

No doubt she’ll make the right call for her and her family. If she chooses to run, great...and if not, she’ll have her reasons.

Who knows, this could be a stepping-stone for her if she wants to run for president one day.


30 posted on 07/09/2013 4:08:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican

I don’t think she actually is, she was just answering Hannity’s question. Her answer was boilerplate and like most headlines this one exaggerates. I really have a bone to pick with headline writers.


31 posted on 07/09/2013 4:08:46 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Palin and Cruz in the Senate...Thats a sweet one-two punch combination. Aren’t they both considered ‘minorities’ by the enlightened ones definition of identity politics? Go and stir up some leftist feathers Sarah and those sad sack RINO’s too. Out with the old, in with the bold.


32 posted on 07/09/2013 4:10:36 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope she does run for the AK senate seat. She would make a great senator.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 4:23:04 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: autumnraine
While I would love to see her in the Senate, they will nail her on leaving Governorship before term was up.

Nevermind that Begich votes like an anti American communist.

34 posted on 07/09/2013 4:24:31 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: thorvaldr
...and her credibility would be helped by her actually doing something instead of just talking.

Just FYI...this is all the credibility that Sarah Palin needs:


35 posted on 07/09/2013 4:27:07 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Jim Robinson

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36 posted on 07/09/2013 4:27:37 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Not a good idea. She should run for president instead. Plus, the voters of Alaska fell for that crap Murkowski pulled on us, they can’t be counted on for anything.


37 posted on 07/09/2013 4:29:29 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Jim Robinson

I hope she does run for the Senate. She can win that race. I don’t think she could win the presidency in 2016—or ever, unless she gets back in an elected statewide office. This would do that. And even if she never runs for the presidency, but is a solid conservative voice and vote in the Senate, that would be great.


38 posted on 07/09/2013 4:31:14 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Conservative Republican.)
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To: Impy
I don’t think she actually is, she was just answering Hannity’s question. Her answer was boilerplate and like most headlines this one exaggerates. I really have a bone to pick with headline writers.

I agree with you. I heard that, and it didn't sound to me like a serious answer that she was considering it at all, sounded like she was just being nice to Hannity for asking.

39 posted on 07/09/2013 4:33:11 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim,

I listened to the segment on Hannity, and I came away with the interpretation that she talked around the answer to the question, while giving a positive encouragement for conservative newcomers to run.

She talked about a duty to serve and took a swipe at Murkowski(?) (entrenched political families) and talked about the failures of the Senator coming up in ‘14, but she didn’t say she was interested.

Like the last election, Sarah keeps her cards close to her chest.


40 posted on 07/09/2013 4:35:17 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Momma Grizz goes to Washington.


41 posted on 07/09/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Aim higher, Sarah!!!


42 posted on 07/09/2013 4:37:17 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Jim Robinson

Got my hopes up there, was hoping she’d replace Murkowski!


43 posted on 07/09/2013 4:38:57 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: TomGuy

When I saw the headline, I was hoping she was talking about plans to replace McCain.


44 posted on 07/09/2013 4:53:06 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Impy

I disagree. She essentially said that the current candidates are inadequate and if a better alternative doesn’t emerge she may run herself.

I think that’s more than boilerplate and newsworthy.


45 posted on 07/09/2013 4:53:13 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Reddon
Not a good idea. She should run for president instead. Plus, the voters of Alaska fell for that crap Murkowski pulled on us, they can’t be counted on for anything.

You can run for President as a rookie Senator, just ask obongo. Sarah at least has executive experience, can get through a speech without a teleprompter, and she actually loves America.

46 posted on 07/09/2013 5:00:33 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Jim Robinson

She would make a great Senator—she actually knows how to articulate the word “NO”.


47 posted on 07/09/2013 5:03:12 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: 9YearLurker

She’s had enough time on the sidelines. We really need that Senate seat and she’d be the best candidate. If she choose to not run I don’t think she will be taken seriously in the future. Look at all the other phonies-former governors- who chose not to run for winnable senate seats but ran for the WH instead. There’s Huckabee, Thompson,let me think.


48 posted on 07/09/2013 5:06:55 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
"If she chooses to run, great...and if not, she’ll have her reasons."

Sarah must balance the viciousness that will be launched against her family against what good she believes she can accomplish.

She has my support, however she decides.

49 posted on 07/09/2013 5:07:43 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Jim Robinson

Run, Sarah Run!


50 posted on 07/09/2013 5:11:16 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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