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Gingrich would consider Palin for major role if elected

Alaska Dispatch
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- a one-time vice presidential candidate -- seems supportive of GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, saying on Fox News this week, "If I were a South Carolinian, I would vote for Newt."

Gingrich, apparently, is paying back the favor, according to the Huffington Post.

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, Gingrich labeled Palin as a person he'd call on for advice, but added that no official step has been taken regarding an administration position.

"I would ask her to consider taking a major role in the next administration if I'm president, but nothing has been discussed of any kind," Gingrich said. "And it wouldn’t be appropriate to discuss it at this time."

Last month at a town hall event, the former Speaker of the House said Palin could be a contender for the vice-presidential pick in 2012.

"She is certainly one of the people you would look at," Gingrich said of Palin during the town hall hosted by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition. "I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she's somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities."