Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has indicated that she may run for political office again, suggesting that she may challenge Sen. Mark Begich, D-Ak., in 2014.
In an interview on Sean Hannity's radio show on Tuesday, Palin said she's "considered" jumping into the race against Begich, a freshman Senator first elected in 2008.
"I've considered it because people have requested me considering it," said Palin, who was also the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008.
"But I'm still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that there will be some new blood, some new energy," she added. "Not just kind of picking from the same old politicians in the state that come from political families."
Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and 2010 Republican nominee Joe Miller have both already announced their intention to run against Begich.
While the Cook Political Report rates the Alaska race as "Lean Democratic," Alaska has traditionally been a Republican state. Begich was the first Democrat elected to Congress from Alaska since 1974.
"Begich has got to be replaced," Palin told Hannity. "He has not done what he promised to do for the people of Alaska, which is to represent what it is the nation needs in terms of energy development."
"Because he's on the wrong side of the aisle, he has to go along to get along with his Democrat leadership, and that's a shame," she added. "That's a waste of opportunity for our nation."
Palin, who currently serves as a paid commentator on the Fox News Channel, indicated that she would work hard to get conservatives elected regardless of her decision.
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by RTT Staff Writer
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