Sarah Palin may make another political run, or at least consider one until her daytime talk show gigs and TLC series pick back up again.
Palin, who ran alongside John McCain as his Vice President nominee in 2008, resigned as governor of Alaska back in 2009 and has since been watched like a caribou in open tundra by the media.
According to a Los Angeles Times report, the Tea Party is staking out candidates to pit against incumbent Alaskan Senator Mark Begich (D) in the 2014 election, and they think Palin is just the right candidate for them.
"You and I both know that Sarah Palin is a fighter who will stand up to Harry Reid and his pals in the Senate to protect our Constitution in issues like amnesty, gun control and our nation's crushing debt," said an e-mail from Todd Cefaratti of the Tea Party Leadership Fund. Perhaps if she stands up tall enough, she may even be able to see Russia from her Senate seat.
Since her 2008 run, Palin has fallen significantly in her popularity, largely due to her abandoning her post as governor 18 months early, while still having enough time to drag her family through a grueling reality show series, Sarah Palin’s Alaska.
“I don’t see Gov. Palin really as a likely opponent,” said Anchorage pollster Matt Larkin of Dittman Research to the Los Angeles Times, which did work for Palin’s gubernatorial campaign. “She doesn’t have the popularity that she once had in the state of Alaska; it’s fallen off significantly.”
However, Begich’s seat is contestable. He was voted in during the 2008 election while his Republican opponent, late Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, was under indictment on federal corruption charges. The strongly Republican-leaning state of Alaska may be looking for another change in leadership. Both Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and lawyer Joe Miller are exploring their options in order become the Republican/Tea Party nominee during the 2014 election.