Sarah Palin is mulling a bid for Senate

Palin told Sean Hannity that she's "considered it" based on the other Republican candidiates


Jillian Rayfield
July 10, 2013 5:22PM (UTC)

Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity that she is considering a bid for Senate in Alaska in 2014, as a challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich. “I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it, but I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that … there will be some new blood, some new energy,” she told Hannity on his radio show.

“Any American with a heart for service has to always have in the back of their mind that they would do anything [and] everything that they could to help the cause, even if perhaps 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,” she continued, according to Politico.

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Republicans Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller, who made an unsuccessful challenge to Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2010, have already announced their candidacy for the primary.

A poll from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling in February found Begich leading Palin 54-38 percent, "a reflection of [Palin] continuing to be very unpopular on the home front- 34% of voters see her positively to 59% with a negative opinion." But a group of tea partiers is still pushing for Palin to run. The Tea Party Leadership Fund commissioned a poll by the GOP firm Harper polling, which found that Palin would be a frontrunner in the Republican primary if she decided to run.

 

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Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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