Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reports: Gov. Palin to Manchester, NH after her Sept. 3 speech (Updated)

More speculation that she's about to jump into the presidential race
Citing "high-level Republican" sources, Craig Robinson, Editor in chief of The Iowa Republican, is reporting that Sarah Palin will fly to New Hampshire following her September 3rd keynote address to aTEA Party event in Indianola, Iowa:
Speculation has been swirling about whether or not Palin will use her Iowa appearance in Iowa over Labor Day weekend to join the field of Republican candidates. The news that Palin is New Hampshire bound after her Iowa speech will only add to the speculation that she may be entering the Republican presidential field.
Tea Party Express has three tour events planned in the Granite State in the two days following the Tea Party of America event in Iowa. They are scheduled for Sept. 4 in Concord, and Sept. 5 in Manchester and Nashua. According to CNN's Political Ticker, Gov. Palin will be at the Manchester rally:
The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will attend a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester on Monday, the same day former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was due to attend the event.

Romney cancelled his scheduled appearance Tuesday, opting instead to join the Tea Party Express national tour Sunday evening before Labor Day. The move made room in his schedule to attend a forum in South Carolina Monday at the invitation of Sen. Jim DeMint – -an invitation he initially declined.

But the tea party group isn’t losing sleep over his schedule shuffle.

“We are always thrilled to have Sarah Palin join one of our rallies,” Tea Party Express chairman Amy Kremer said in a statement released late Tuesday.
h/t: Andrew Malcolm

Update: Robinson adds that he has confirmation:
"SarahPAC is now confirming that Palin will speak at the Tea Party Express event in NH on Labor Day."
- JP

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