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 sesssions with key Hawkeye State Republcians.
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. He noted that Palin’s aides want to set up a group meet-and-greet, not one-on-one get-togethers.
Laudner said he wants to know if Palin is serious about a 2012 presidential run or if she’s just “dancing around.”
“I'd be interested to see if she's serious about a run,” he said, according to the Politico story. “That'd be (question) A, and B, would it be too late. That's what it feels like, anyway. It's not too late now, (but if you) dance around until fall” it will be.