TV ads to run in Iowa encouraging Palin to reconsider

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Some fans of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin haven’t given up yet on the prospect of her jumping in the race for the White House in 2012 and say they plan to run television ads in Iowa begging her to reconsider her decision.

“Your contributions have made it possible for us to run the Palin reconsider television ad next week in the Sioux City, Iowa market,”

Ian Lazaran of Conservates4Palin.com wrote in a post online Friday. “Thanks to everyone who chipped in to make it possible.”

Lazaran wrote that the target date for ad going up on television in the Hawkeye State is Nov. 29.

“What we do next after the television ad goes up is a more difficult question,” he explained.

Lazaran said “if this ad is able to build some momentum” for Palin, “the best way to keep that momentum going may be to commission a national GOP primary poll that includes the Governor as one of the options.”

“We’ll see if it’s possible given our resources. We’re open to other ideas but the greatest challenge may be that time is running short for her to reconsider,” he wrote.

If the group is successful in getting Palin to reconsider, she would certainly face hurdles as the filing deadlines to get on the ballot in some states have already passed. The Iowa caucuses are scheduled for Jan. 3.


Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, opted against a run for president this year.

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