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"I have appreciated what he has stood for, stood boldly for," she said of Gingrich in an interview with CNN. "He has been the underdog in many of these primary races and these caucuses and I've respected what he has stood for."

Palin was also less than vocal in her support for Romney in the early months of the campaign, although ultimately issued an endorsement on Facebook after the selection of Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Pence: Praying 'takes nothing away' from trying to figure out causes behind mass shooting MORE as Romney's running mate.

"Our country cannot afford four more years of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Russian social media is the modern-day Trojan horse Trump records robo-call for Gillespie: He'll help 'make America great again' MORE’s fundamentally flawed vision," Palin said. "We must now look to this new team, the Romney/Ryan ticket, to provide an alternate vision of an America that is fiscally responsible, strong, and prosperous – an America that understands and is proud of her exceptional place in the world and will respect those who fight to secure that exceptionalism, which includes keeping our promises to our veterans."

Despite fading from the national spotlight, Palin has remained a substantial fundraiser through her political action committee. In the third quarter of 2012, Sarah PAC raised more than $843,000, and spent $774,000 on mailings and donations. Other recipients of Sarah PAC donations include Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), Rep. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Flake on Moore defenders: 'This cannot be who we are' GOP senators raise concerns over tax plan MORE (R-Ariz.) and Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it Anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis to seek reelection in Kentucky MORE.