Sarah Palin to headline Iowa GOP event in September

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Here’s the latest sign that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may be testing the waters for a presidential run in 2012: She’s set to headline a GOP dinner next month in Iowa, where the first nominating caucus of the primary season is traditionally held.

“The Iowa GOP is pleased that Gov. Palin is traveling to Iowa to join the battle to return principled, conservative leadership to Iowa,” said Matt Strawn, the chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, in a statement. “Our economic and personal freedoms are under attack in Washington, D.C., and Des Moines. I know Iowa Republicans will be energized and motivated by Gov. Palin to stand up and fight for these principles all the way to Election Day and beyond.”

The “Reagan Dinner: A Salute to Freedom” event is set for Friday, Sept. 17 in Des Moines. Tickets are $100 each, or $1,000 for a table of eight.