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Palin for President and was Clinton trying to strong arm a Florida candidate?
Sarah Palin says she’ll run for president in 2012 “if there’s nobody else to do it.” Palin told “ET” it’s still too early to decide whether to run. The former Alaska governor said she would discuss the idea with her family first and consider whether there were other qualified candidates out there. Palin said she’d support someone “with that common sense, conservative, pro-Constitution passion.” Such a person would have to, quote, “make the tough choices and not care what the critics are going to say about you.” Palin was the GOP nominee for vice president in the 2008 election and has become a favorite speaker at Tea Party rallies.
Florida Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek’s camp is denying he has been asked to quit the race. Politico and CNN reported former President Bill Clinton met with Meek last week over dinner and tried to convince him to leave the race. Meek is trailing a distant third in the latest polls to Republican candidate Marco Rubio and Independent candidate Charlie Crist. The Politico report cited Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna in saying Meek agreed to Clinton’s request and planned to endorse Crist, but didn’t follow through.
To learn more KXNT Morning News spoke to CBS News Correspondent Dotty Lynch.