November 10th, 2009
01:57 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin heading to Iowa

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Palin's upcoming book tour will take her to Iowa, the early proving ground for presidential hopefuls."](CNN) - Sarah Palin's heading to Iowa.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee's upcoming book tour will taker her to Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday December 6, according to an announcement posted on the Barnes and Noble Web site.

Palin will kick off the tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 18, one day after her book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," is released.

Iowa's caucuses traditionally kick off the presidential primary season and any appearance in the Hawkeye State by a Republican who may be considering a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination sparks speculation.

Sioux City is in the heart of the conservative northwest part of Iowa.

Palin isn't the only possible Republican White House hopeful making an appearance in Iowa. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, visited three bookstores in eastern and central Iowa on Sunday to sign copies of his new holiday themed book. And Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was in the state Saturday to give the keynote address at a major Iowa Republican party dinner.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

Filed under: Sarah Palin
soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    "possible Republican White House hopeful "

    Seriously? In what messed up alternate universe?

    November 10, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  2. Scott

    Please STOP covering this loon's every move. She's not worthy.

    November 10, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. C from middle GA

    Does she still get Secret Service protection? Are we still paying for this?

    November 10, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  4. Lisa

    "run Palin ruunnnnn!" "Stupid is as stupid does". It will be amusing seeing her lose in the primaries in 2012.
    I can't believe she is visiting Dallas in December. Maybe someone should let her know that allas County was BLUE for the 08 Presidential election. She is not wanted here.

    November 10, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. Doc SteveO

    Huckabee has already broken ranks. They will throw her under the bus.

    November 10, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  6. Too True For You

    I bet she resigns (Palin-speak for "quits") from the book tour to spend more time with her family. Or because that terrible librul media will be out to get her with gotcha questions like "Will you sign this for me?"

    November 10, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  7. Jamie

    Iowa: The Next Alaska

    November 10, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  8. Tom M

    Yet another Palin story on CNN. I swear she must have some sort of deal with CNN. Surely there is better news to print? Surely someone there has something better to do???

    November 10, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. Ron in California

    I wonder how many Palin bashers have ordered her book. I'm really enjoying the lefty vitriol. You all are making the case for her....

    November 10, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. Erma.Williams

    This lady need to hang it up.

    November 10, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. Russell

    What we need to do is start boycotting CNN , this is not of anything of importance , so why keep putting this air head as a headliner , Start a blog for boycotting CNN because they are really starting to suck at journalism............

    November 10, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
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