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Sarah Palin in Tri-Cities

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TRI-CITIES, Wash.--  The push for Palin has now reached a pinnacle point.  The former governor of Alaska and republican party vice presidential candidate is now in the Tri-Cities.

"Every time I've been there, I've absolutely loved it and I'm excited to get back there" she says.  "It's good family roots in the Tri-Cities."

It is not Palin's first turkey day in the Tri-Cities, but it certainly is the first since becoming a household name.

"I have spent many thanksgivings in Richland and Kennewick with relatives," she says.  "I started doing that probably 25 years ago."

And then there's that Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning.  Already two dozen Palin's have signed up, and one of them is Sarah Palin. 

As for how long it might take her to cross the finish line, the former governor says the 5k run is more of a walk and a chance to talk to some Tri-Citians.

"No doubt I will be slow as I chat with people and probably push at least one child in a stroller.  So that's my good excuse to not have any pressure to have a good actual time in the 5k!"