State of the 2016 Field
As this fund-raiser goes to press, we think this is a good time to have a frank conversation about the state of the 2016 field.
The only declared candidates on the GOP side are: Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). All have received at least one Sarah Palin endorsement over the past six years. They are the subject of this SarahPAC fundraiser email.
Next in line are those legally exploring a run. They are: Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), Donald Trump (R), Jeb Bush (R), and Ben Carson (R). Exploratory committees do not necessarily lead to running. Walker and his Lieutenant received a Palin endorsement for their recall election. They are not referenced in this SarahPAC email. Walker is exploring a run; he is not yet running.
Sarah Palin is a 2016 hopeful. She expressed serious interest in a 2016 run the night before her Iowa Freedom Summit speech. In a subsequent Hannity interview, Sarah Palin said she would give a run prayerful consideration and consult with her family. She said indicators of action toward a run would be the hiring of additional staff. There have been no public announcements of any hirings as this goes to press. FEC filings for 1Q 2015 have not been released as of press time. FEC filings would show unannounced hirings.
Sarah Palin’s last public statement on running for any office was made at the Iron Dog 2015 finish line where she greeted her husband, Todd.
At the Iron Dog 2015 Finish, [KTUU’s Kyle] Hopkins asked her about running for local and state offices, Congress, and Senate. “You never know. This is home. We’re anchored in Alaska forever and ever….That’s a really good question. And Kyle, believe it or not, nobody ever asks me that. They ask, ‘Are you going to run for president?’ They forget we’re Alaskan.”
Running is starting and maintaining an official campaign, filing the required FEC paperwork, making required filings at the state level, and making a public announcement of candidacy. Until such time as Sarah Palin does this, she is not running and cannot be held out as running. Should Sarah Palin form an exploratory committee, she is still not running and cannot be held out as such. She can only be considered running when she is officially and legally a candidate.
Sarah Palin is a paid contributor to Fox News under a contract. This is why she does not appear in their POTUS polls. US for Palin does not meddle in labor relations issues between Sarah Palin and Fox News. We do not badmouth her employer – EVER.
US for Palin and POTUS 2016
US for Palin is a political news blog not authorized by Sarah Palin or any other candidate or committee that supports Sarah Palin’s goal to advance the message of Reagan Conservatism. For nearly seven years, we have supported Sarah Palin as a VP candidate, a sitting governor, a media figure, conservative activist, “king and queen-maker.”
US for Palin will release verified facts pertinent to Sarah Palin’s activities as they become known. Only Sarah Palin and her political confidantes know her intentions. Even members of her immediate family do not know her intentions and have said this in the past.
Our answer to the question of whether Sarah Palin will run for President in 2016 is simple: we don’t know. Like everyone else, we won’t know until the day she announces her intentions one way or the other.
US for Palin will not endorse any candidates unless Sarah Palin announces a no-run and endorses a candidate. We will follow her lead, as we did last election cycle.
Now…without further adieu….
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