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Deja vu: Sarah Palin returning to Iowa for huge 2014 event

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, still the darling of Tea Party in the Republican Party, is making her way to Iowa, home to the first 2016 GOP presidential caucus, next month to address the state’s top activists.

Palin is the featured speaker at the 13th Annual Family Banquet of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, hosted by activist Ralph Reed. It takes place Nov. 9, according to an email from Reed.

Steve Scheffler, president of IA FFC said, "We are thrilled and honored that Gov. Palin has confirmed to address Iowa's top conservative activists, as we kick off the 2014 election cycle. Without a doubt, her appearance will motivate activists to be involved in grassroots politics here in Iowa that will help turn the tide here in Iowa, by electing more family-friendly public officials at all levels."

While focused on the midterms, the event has 2016 overtones in a state where Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, is popular.

After a brief lull, Palin has been hitting the conservative political circuit by storm. She recently campaigned for New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and was in Washington over the weekend joining veterans protesting the closures of national memorials during the government shutdown.

She will be joined by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.