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Volunteers Laying Palin Groundwork in Iowa?

12:20 PM, Jul 5, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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The Palin question for 2012 is still far from resolved, and Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics files this curious report from Iowa:

Although Organize4Palin purports to have active chapters in over 30 states, the backbone of its operation is in Iowa, where Palin would likely have to win the caucuses in order to remain a viable candidate, if she were to enter the race.

"It's not cheap, but I try to budget and don't go on extra shopping trips, and I don't have cable," said McCormick, who has been staying in inexpensive hotels and supporters' homes during her travels across Iowa since March. "We do have a pretty big caffeine budget."

McCormick said that she is "100 percent" sure Palin will run for president, and is considering moving to Iowa full time while she awaits an announcement. If she does move to the Hawkeye State, McCormick would be following in the footsteps of Peter Singleton, a 58-year-old California lawyer who has been leading the charge in Iowa, where he has made his home for the past eight months.

Buckle up. The GOP primary is likely to get more candidates and a lot more interesting as time goes on.

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