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Sarah Palin For Senate? Tea Party Group Hopes To Draft Former Governor To Run In Alaska

05/01/2013 09:34 am ET | Updated May 01, 2013

One tea party group has their sights set on Sarah Palin as a potential contender in a 2014 senate race in Alaska.

The Tea Party Leadership Fund is looking to draft the former governor and one-time Republican vice presidential candidate to run against Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) in his 2014 re-election bid, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"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," Todd Cefaratti of the Tea Party Leadership Fund said in an email. "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."

Not every tea party group agrees that Palin would make a worthy candidate. Amy Kremer, head of the Tea Party Express, told U.S. News & World Report her group wouldn't push for Palin to get into the race.

"I absolutely love her and I think she's a breath of fresh air, but until she says that she's going to put her name in... we're not going to go out there and advocate for her to get in the race," Kremer said.

According to the LA Times, Democrats in Alaska feel good about Begich's re-election chances.

"His numbers are absolutely as good as they could be, given a state like Alaska," said Zack Fields, state Democratic Party spokesman.

Thus far, Palin has not publicly expressed interest in entering the race.

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