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Sarah Palin to Consider Bid for Senate

| by Emily Smith

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Tuesday she would consider running for the Senate during an interview on The Sean Hannity Show.

“I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it,” Palin said, adding that she hoped there would be new blood in the Alaskan Senate run.

Palin has a slight lead over the other two Republican candidates, according to a Harper Polling taken in May. The poll reported that 32 percent of Republican voters in Alaska would vote for Palin, followed by current Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell with 30 percent of the votes and Joe Miller with 14 percent.

The poll also showed that Palin had the highest approval rating of the three candidates.

Palin seems to be focusing on energy development as a tenant of her possible campaign, noting that Alaskan Sen. Mark Begich has neglected development issues that Alaskans care about.

"[Begich] has not done what he has promised to do for the people of Alaska, and that was to represent what it is that the nation needs in terms of energy development and so many other ... development issues that are near and dear to an Alaskan's heart,” Palin said.

Palin described herself as an “American with a heart of service,” noting that she had the best interest of the middle-class working American in mind. By running for a Senate position, the former governor said she hopes to build a government that will work for the people, not against them.

Sources: The Huffington Post, U.S. News

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