- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Alaska governor and GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Friday that she is “seriously interested” in seeking the presidency in 2016.

“You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested,” Ms. Palin told The Washington Post on Saturday, adding that she stood by comments she made Thursday in Las Vegas to ABC News, where she first hinted at a 2016 run.

“I am. As I said yesterday, I’m really interested in the opportunity to serve at some point,” Ms. Palin said Friday.

“It is a significant step, of course, for anyone to publicly announce that they’re interested. Who wouldn’t be interested? Who wouldn’t be interested when they have been blessed with opportunities to speak about what is important to this country and for this country?” Ms. Palin said.

Ms. Palin made the comments just hours before she was scheduled to speak at the Iowa Freedom Summit, a conservative gathering hosted by Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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