No, Sarah Palin Is Not Running For Senate - At Least Not Now

A spokesman for her PAC says she doesn't endorse attempts to draft her.

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A group called Sarah Palin for Senate does not have the backing of the former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor.

During the last month, the Tea Party Leadership Fund has been titillating its supporters with the idea that Sarah Palin just might run for Senate in Alaska. 

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"Do the words 'Senator Sarah Palin' excite you?" read the opening line of an email from the fund's executive director, Todd Cefaratti, who said the group was drafting Palin to run based on recent polling that showed incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who is up for re-election in 2014, with a less than 50 percent approval rating.

But Palin's political action committee tells Whispers they have nothing to do with the draft.

"The draft Sarah Palin for Senate fundraising campaign initiated by the Tea Party Leadership Fund is not authorized, endorsed or supported by Governor Palin or SarahPAC," Tim Crawford, the treasurer for Sarah PAC, said in a statement provided to Whispers.He did note, however, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate was "grateful and honored" by the support.

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During the last several weeks, Palin has kept herself busy paying homage to Vietnam veterans in Arizona, giving a fiery speech at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston, and slamming the White House Correspondents Dinner as "pathetic." But there has been no real indication she is seeking a political comeback, despite the Tea Party Leadership Fund's Niger Innis telling Whispers last month that the draft campaign has "gone viral."

 

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