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Ken Vogel and I both have sources telling us that calls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines.
The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler - a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee.
As Ken notes, while he nor representatives of Palin’s campaign would comment on the calls, Palin is the only GOP politician eying the presidential race who is represented by the firm.
The current thinking in GOP election law circles is that the first hard cut-off for entering the race is Oct. 28, when presidential candidates who hope to appear on the ballot in the New Hampshire primary would be required to submit a filing fee from a federally registered presidential campaign committee.
The news cycle has been dominated by Chris Christie today, so of course Palin has to find some way to get her name in the news and possibly squeeze some pennies out of her weary, uninspired supporters.
The funny thing is that I went over to the Sea O'Pee, and though they mention this article, there is VERY little enthusiasm.
I think that despite their protestations to the contrary that the Palin-bots are starting to see Palin the way the rest of the country sees Palin.