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In an interview on Monday, Sarah Palin said that people should not rule out another Republican candidate running for office in 2012.
In the interview, which aired on Fox’s “Follow the Money,” on Tuesday, when Palin was asked if she would still consider running in the 2012 race, she said, "It's not too late for folks to jump in. Who knows what will happen in the future.”
Palin, the 2008 Republican vice president nominee announced in October that she would not seek the presidency in 2012, citing a need to focus on family.
Palin also told Fox News and Commentary recently that she is still not confident in most of the current GOP candidates.
“No one seems to have really grasped, except for Ron Paul, the gravity of our economic situation," Palin said. "And with Ron Paul, I don't agree with all of his foreign policy decisions.”
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Fox News and Commentary he agreed with Palin.
"I would not be at all surprised to see one or two more candidates between now and the end of April," said Gingrich. "The clock is running but the clock sure hasn't stopped."
Gingrich added that a Palin ticket could excite the race.
"If somebody who had her level of popular support jumped in that would stir it up one more time," Gingrich said.
Palin is also in talks to renew her popular TLC reality show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
The first candidate-nominating contest for the 2012 elections is the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3.
Deadlines to appear on the primary ballots in many states have already passed.