It seems a recent string of announcements from potential Republican presidential candidates has spurred Sarah Palin to begin work on her own potential candidacy.
The half-term Alaska governor’s political action committee, 2012 Can’t Come Fast Enough, has reportedly sent out a mailing to South Carolina Republicans.
“Taking back control of the House last year was only the first step,” Ms. Palin writes in the mailer first reported by The Fix. “Now you and I must fix our eyes on 2012. Our goal is to take back the White House and the Senate.”
The move is the first indication that Ms. Palin remains interested in seeking the Republican presidential nomination. The former half -term governor has yet to visit key primary states, including South Carolina. Potential presidential candidates, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, have traveled to key states ahead of likely announcements.
The timing comes as recent polls show Ms. Palin trailing potential contenders. Sarah Palin has failed to lead a poll released within the past two months, a sign that she could face hurdles should she seek the Republican presidential nomination.
That said, Ms. Palin may find support in South Carolina from Republican governor Nikki Haley. Ms. Palin vaulted the South Carolina governor to the national spotlight, endorsing her campaign during the 2010 gubernatorial primary.