Is Sarah Palin Meeting With Iowa Activists?

By Eliza

Jun 27, 2011 3:31pm

ABC News’ Sheila Marikar (@SheilaYM) reports:

Despite an earlier report that Sarah Palin’s camp was reaching out to activists and operatives in Iowa to meet with her while she’s in the state on Tuesday, it appears that Palin may not have plans to hold such sessions with key Hawkeye State Republicans.

A top Republican operative in Iowa told ABC News on Monday that "not only have I not heard from Governor Palin regarding meetings, I am unaware of anyone who has been contacted regarding private meetings."

Several other prominent GOP activists also told Real Clear Politics that they had not been contacted regarding potential sit-downs with Palin while she is visiting the important early nominating state.

Palin is planning to be in Pella, Iowa Tuesday night to attend the premiere of a new documentary about her, "The Undefeated."

Former Iowa GOP executive director and prominent conservative Chuck Laudner told Politico in an interview that a "Palin backer" contacted him about attending a mingling session after the film. Palin is slated to attend a cookout after the screening in Franklin Square, near the Pella Opera House where she will watch the film.

Politico posted the story under the headline: "Sarah Palin team reaching out to Iowa activists for meetings."

In an interview with ABC News on Monday afternoon, Laudner called the headline "a lie."

He added, "I never indicated that."

"I was on a general list for the gathering in the park," he said. "I'm not going now, after all this."

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