February 2nd, 2010
08:44 AM ET
10 years ago

Palin to head back to Michigan

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make a return trip to Michigan in May.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make a return trip to Michigan in May.

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will make a return trip to Michigan in May.

Palin will speak to the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan in Benton Harbor on May 13, a spokesman for the group told CNN.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee apparently has a special place in her heart for Michigan: when John McCain's campaign ceded the state to Barack Obama in 2008, Palin pushed back against the decision and pressed to make more visits to the state. She also launched her book tour last year in Grand Rapids.

Former President George W. Bush spoke to the same group in Benton Harbor last May, allowing reporters, but not television cameras, to cover the event. A spokesman for the economic club said plans for press coverage of Palin's speech have not been finalized.


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  1. Gale

    Let the mean, spiteful, jealous Democrats roll!! They have nothing positive to say about anything Republican, and they call us the party of "No"? Go figure.

    February 2, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. Gurn Blanston

    Good for her. Her'e's a vote for her to continue the fight for what is good, right, and conservative. Keep up the good work, Sarah.

    February 2, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  3. JOMO

    Michigan and Failin', Bailin', Palin. HA, go together like skunks & stink.

    February 2, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. Angie in PA

    Why is this Nut Bag speaking there? SHE IS NO LONGER A POLITICAL FIGURE! She has a new Job on Fixed news spreading lies and reporting their Republican garbage!

    February 2, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  5. Betty

    Hey Sarah, we have not forgotten you!!!!! We are patiently waiting for Novemer 2010!!! . Things are getting soooooo much better for anyone who is not a democrat!!!!. I get sick every time I think of all the lies that Obama has told and people was snookered, the most sickest thing of the Obama election was due to all the ACORN votes (especially the poor dead souls) then when cats and dogs started to vote, I was beyond able to think. I prayed for Obama to be found out as to what he is, and the good Lord does work in answering the prayers of the ones who pray for the right action for all christians. I would love to be the first one to tell Obama how cruel and dishonest he is. That would be my biggest request. Thanks Sarah for trying to tell the people to look out for a wolf in sheeps clothing. Betty

    February 2, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. llinmpls

    Next up on CNPalin: Sarah takes another trip. How come you never tell us what she will be wearing?

    February 2, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  7. Brian

    When is she going to read the headlines and polls that all say the same thing – "Palin is an idiot, please go back to Alaska and stop talking"??

    February 2, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. Alex, AZ

    When is she heading back to Alaska for good?

    February 2, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  9. Harry

    Palin needs to head back to Alaska and stay there. This air-head know nothing.

    February 2, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  10. kimmi

    That's OK, she can stay in Alaska. We have enough idiots here we don't need one more.

    February 2, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  11. chris24

    I can hear her speach now:

    "If I have 3 apples and I take away one...."

    February 2, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  12. LADYMARY

    Since she likes Michigan and they seem to like her..why doesn't she stay there?

    February 2, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  13. will

    Who cares? Is this news? Palin is so insignificant but CNN continues keeping her in the news!!!

    February 2, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  14. TOM

    Benton Harbor, Mi. is a big trip? Anyone who has ever been to Benton Harbor is going to shake their head in disbelief wondering WHY?
    It is apparent she is really becoming insignificant to the GOP.

    February 2, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  15. WHO CARES?!

    As Sarah Palin should finally have heard of the tv spot "Michigan could give you the UPPER HAND"...WOW, I didn't know she had been tuning in at CNN(.COM) that little during her 2008 Campaign for V-President!! No Wonder Donald AND Ted weighed in "their" Big Business Support RIGHT BEHIND Barack Hussain Obama when they found out McCain & Palin were not good for CNN BUSINESS at all! Well, Michigan could give Sarah Palin THE UPPER HAND FROM GOD, but that won't be SO INTERESTING TO CNN!! The 1st NOT in favor of Sarah Palin ON CNN will be Richard Quest, as QUEST MEANS BUSINESS and Sarah Palin will be no good to his!

    February 2, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  16. Babs

    Darn, when they said that Palin was taking a big trip I was hoping it was to the moon. Please, let it be her next one.

    February 2, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  17. Stacie

    In other news, Palin said something stupid on Facebook, Palin went to the bathroom and Palin ate breakfast. Seriously, CNN, stop it with the 24/7 Palin-watch. WE DON'T CARE!

    February 2, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. Randy

    Why in the world is this women going from state to state she's never going to be president of the U.S.A. or hold any office in the goverment

    February 2, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  19. GI Joe

    Those people need to find a better way to spend their money, than pouring it into her hate-filled coffers. After all, lots of folks in Michigan have no jobs and no food.

    February 2, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  20. kgeukes Michigan

    She'd be smart to cancel 'cos no one will show....she's lost her star power here in MI because MI voters don't like quitters!!

    February 2, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  21. Russ

    How much are you getting paid for this one?

    February 2, 2010 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
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