Morning Poll: Will Sarah Palin Run for Senate in Arizona

Rumors that Sarah Palin is planning a Senate run in Arizona seem a little more credible now that it seems the former Alaska governor has purchased a house in Scottsdale.

Rumors have been swirling for months that Palin was either looking to purchase a home in Scottsdale, or already had purchased one, and a home recently purchased in secluded luxury neighborhood is rumored to be the future dwelling of the Palin clan.


An LLC called Safari Investments reportedly paid $1.69 million cash for the six-bedroom, private mansion. As the Arizona Republic points out, it "appears designed to cloak the identity of a high-profile buyer."

From the Republic:

Safari Investments is a Delaware limited liability firm formed May 12, the day before the deal for the Scottsdale home closed. No officers are listed on the Delaware filing, and that state doesn't require the names of individual associated with limited liability companies to be disclosed. High-profile people often buy homes through LLCs to maintain
their privacy.

Alan Kierman, an attorney with the Phoenix law firm of Mack Drucker & Watson, is listed on property records as the contact for Safari Investments. Asked point blank by The Arizona Republic if Palin and her husband Todd Palin bought the north Scottsdale house through the company, Kierman said he had no comment.
It's also rumored that Palin will run for president, and plans to base her campaign out of Arizona. However, recent polls show that Palin's chance of winning the GOP presidential nomination are slim to none.

If Palin were to run for the Senate seat getting vacated by Senator Jon Kyl, a recent poll shows that she tops the list of potential Republican candidates with 35 percent of the vote.

We want to know what you think: is Sarah Palin planning a Senate run in Arizona?

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