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Tea Party group hopes to draft Sarah Palin for Senate run in Alaska
The Hill ^

Posted on 05/01/2013 8:02:46 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Tea Party group hopes to draft Sarah Palin for Senate run in Alaska By Justin Sink - 05/01/13 08:36 AM ET

A tea party group is encouraging supporters to give money in an effort to draft former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to run against Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) in 2014.

"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 the fundraising email from Todd Cefaratti of the Tea Party Leadership Fund, obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

"We know that, with Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America can rest a little easier at night knowing that she's at the watch."

Palin has thus far not indicated any interest in challenging Begich, the former Anchorage mayor who defeated the Senate's longest serving Republican member, Ted Stevens, in 2008. But early polling suggests the former Alaska governor would face an uphill climb.

In a February survey by Public Policy Polling, Begich led Palin 54-38 percent. In that same survey, just a third of Alaska voters said they viewed Palin favorably, while nearly six in 10 held a negative opinion. Meanwhile, voters approved of Begich's job performance 49-39 percent.


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Alaskan freepers - your thoughts?
1 posted on 05/01/2013 8:02:46 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s exactly where she should focus. Just as Rudy Giuliani should have focused on taking the Senate seat from Gillibrand in NY.


2 posted on 05/01/2013 8:04:48 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, Senators impact all 50 states, so as a non-Alaskan, I’ll say this: the position of being Sarah Palin is currently far more powerful than that of being one of two Senators from Alaska. I’ll say Sarah is of more use where she is. This notion of insisting that everybody “run for office” is non-conservative on its face.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 8:05:11 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m not from Alaska, but I don’t think Palin wants to give up being a pundit, author, popular speaker, reality TV star, etc. & get bogged down being 1 of 100 (or 1 of 535).


4 posted on 05/01/2013 8:06:13 AM PDT by gdani
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a good idea.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 8:06:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Sub-Driver

The senate is a waste of her talent


6 posted on 05/01/2013 8:13:20 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: Sub-Driver
I've been thinking this for a while now.

This would be Sarah's most effective way back to relevance, and a way for her to nullify the undeserved 'quitter' accusation. Seeing her standing on the Senate floor along with Cruz, Lee, and Paul among others would be heartening, and would REALLY pi$$ off the left.

Run Sarah Run!

7 posted on 05/01/2013 8:16:55 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: bassmaner

I agree! Sarah needs to pad her resume some more like Hillary did for her to become president some day.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 8:18:44 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fwiw, I’ve heard this is actually a bogus group trying to weaken Palin and her PAC by ciphoning off donations from SarahPAC.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Sub-Driver

Fwiw, I’ve heard this is actually a bogus group trying to weaken Palin and her PAC by ciphoning off donations from SarahPAC.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 8:22:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Sub-Driver

Alaskan freepers - your thoughts?

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Thoughts by others on these two threads.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3014225/posts

Tea Party Group Drafting Sarah Palin to Run for Alaska Senate ^

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3014422/posts

“Tea Party” group drafts Gov. Palin for Senate, but does she want the job? ^


11 posted on 05/01/2013 8:22:35 AM PDT by deport
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To: C. Edmund Wright
This notion of insisting that everybody “run for office” is non-conservative on its face.

Its a false premise but would you care to explain your reasoning?

12 posted on 05/01/2013 8:27:27 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes she should run, but can she afford all those frivolous law suits that will block her from doing her job?


13 posted on 05/01/2013 8:32:51 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: bassmaner

“...., and would REALLY pi$$ off the left.”

THAT’S the best reason!!!

You nailed it.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 8:38:36 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: mac_truck

As conservatives, we should believe that the country runs outisde of government, and we should de-emphasize government.

So while of course we need those in government who also believe that, we should not rush to assume that government work is the only way to be effective. And yet, many do, wanting Ben Carson to run one hour after they hear about him, always looking for Palin’s next political office, some insisting that Rush or Beck or Levin run for office - etc. It’s a trend I see with too many conservatives, and it’s disconcerting and frankly, NOT conservative.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 8:52:29 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Those law suits only impact Alaska’s governor as I understand it...not the Senate. Now, not sure if you were being snarky or asking question, but I think this speaks to either.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 8:54:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m all for it. I’d like to see how she does in DC


17 posted on 05/01/2013 8:57:07 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Have lived in Ak over 20 years now, watched Palin come up before she was even in politics. She's as for real as anyone of us. I and all Alaska has seen Palin do the right things regardless of what the party says. They have watched Palin and her family get railroaded by the same Dems that supported her on the state level after she funded issues that were traditionally liberal main stays; education, pensions, oil tax reform, state medical care for all kids. Ya know, Palin supported these issues cause as she said: It was the right thing to do when we had high oil prices and state revenues over flowing.

I hear dems still complain how she's a quitter but they are the types usually looking for handouts at every corner anyway and would never vote Republican. There are more Repubs than Dems in AK and Mark Begich isn't seen as the brightest light bulb. Begich doesn't draw votes across party lines like say Donny Young does. Even the dem Indians vote for Young.

Conservative friends where I live have been talking about Palin too. I think she would be better than Miller or anybody else. Palin has a real track record and integrity. I just hate to see the media start their attacks again, she's suffered enough. Palin is a good honest politician if there ever was one.

I think she would beat Begich, everybody knows she has more going on upstairs than Mark. Also Mark is about as a conservative dem as you will find, supported guns; but would he down the road? You can take Palin to the bank.

I hope she does run. She's one of the few politicals I have sent money to and would again. No more for the Repub Party, they won't let me be??????

18 posted on 05/01/2013 9:10:54 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope Mark Begich’s numbers are in the toilet, because the last ones I’d seen for Alaska showed the folks up there aren’t all that enamored with Sarah anymore, either.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 9:44:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA

People here don’t like it but Sarah’s political career ended with her resigning as governor.

I understand all the reasons given for the resignation and the fact she was basically hounded out;and neither the “true conservatives” nor the GOP could come up with an effective way to stop the harassment.

It was a case of the bad guys winning.

With Karl Rove and his ilk running the GOP Sarah would get backstabbed as they did Miller.

I have concluded the national GOP doesn’t give one bit about what is best for the nation,or freedom, or what the conservative members and silent majority want;the GOP “leadership” want only to collect paychecks and be part of the Washington in crowd who get good press.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 10:00:44 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m not from Alaska but that is one way to get her out of the way. I think there are many repubs out there worried that she may run for president. Even if the repubs would win back the senate she would be treated the same by the repubs in power as she is treated by the dems. There would be a handful of brave souls who would hang with her but I could count those on one hand.

The repub elite is more afraid of her than the dems are. Get her out of the way and run their real choice. And that choice isn’t going to be anything close to conservative. She is powerless as a senator. But as president, not so much!


21 posted on 05/01/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by conservativegranny
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To: hoosierham

The backstabbing of Palin by those in her own Party is one of the primary reasons I no longer have any faith, trust or respect in the GOP. I’ve voted exclusively Republican my entire life, never deviating a single time. But I’m now to the point I might very likely never give the GOP another vote again. That process is already started, even in the last election. I left most of my ballots blank, where I used to go down the list, voting for each and every “R” candidate.

Only two watershed political developments in my life... my becoming a devoted conservative Republican during the excitement Reagan’s rise, and my total revulsion over the disgusting and disloyal treatment of Palin by her so-called Party.


22 posted on 05/01/2013 10:26:40 AM PDT by greene66
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To: littleharbour

Tea Party Group? The fellow fronting this effort is the same guy who was discussed in this thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2577608/posts?q=1&;page=51


23 posted on 05/01/2013 10:45:27 AM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Sub-Driver

Go Sarah!


24 posted on 05/01/2013 11:17:59 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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