Politico reports that Sarah Palin, former half-term Governor of Alaska, is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in her home state:
“I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it, but I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that … there will be some new blood, some new energy,” the former governor told Sean Hannity during an appearance on his radio show.
Two Republicans have already announced challenges to Democratic freshman Sen. Mark Begich: Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and 2010 GOP nominee Joe Miller.
The numbers don’t look great for Palin right now, though.
According to a recent PPP poll, in a hypothetical race, Begich leads Palin by a sizable margin – 54% vs. 38%
Palin’s numbers are a reflection of her continuing to be very unpopular on the home front- 34% of voters see her positively to 59% with a negative opinion.
She, of course, won’t run for three reasons:
She doesn’t want to give up the big paycheck from FOX News.
She doesn’t want to be accountable to folks if she returns to elected office.
She runs and loses – her political “star” is dimmed that much more.