Palin Ramps Up Presidential Push

Alaska gov. will attend key pols dinner in DC, launches political action committee
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2009 9:17 AM CST
In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, is seen on stage during an election-night rally in Phoenix.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin is headed to Washington this weekend, for an invitation-only dinner for political stars—an event President Obama is likely to attend, the New York Post reports. It’s the latest sign the Alaska governor is eying a Republican presidential bid—she’s also launching a political action committee, speaking at a gathering of prominent conservatives, writing a book and—most importantly—has 410,000 friends on Facebook.