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Sarah Palin to Washington Post: 'Seriously Interested' in 2016 White House Bid

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“It is a significant step, of course, for anyone to publicly announce that they’re interested."

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin serves wild boar chili at the Salvation Army in North Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/The Sun, Mikayla Whitmore )

Gov. Sarah Palin appears to be mulling a 2016 White House bid.

In Des Moines this weekend for the Iowa Freedom Summit, the former Republican vice presidential candidate told the Washington Post that she's "seriously interested" in a possible campaign.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin serves wild boar chili at the Salvation Army in North Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. The event was hosted for the show "Amazing America with Sarah Palin. (AP Photo/The Sun, Mikayla Whitmore )

"You can absolutely say that I am seriously interested," she said.

The move comes as several other stars in the GOP inch toward launching bids.

On Friday, ABC News reported that Florida Senator Marco Rubio was taking steps toward running for the presidency. Governors Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, both also thought to be considering a run, stirred rumors this week when they privately met in Utah.

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