Sarah Palin 'seriously interested' in 2016 presidential race

Get ready Jeb and Mitt ... Sarah Palin may be joining the race for the presidency in 2016.

The former Alaska governor told The Washington Post in an interview Friday that she is "seriously interested" in running for the White House.

"I'm really interested in the opportunity to serve at some point," she added during the interview.

Palin's profile skyrocketed in 2008 when then-presidential candidate John McCain tapped the little known governor of Alaska to be his running mate on the ultimately unsuccessful ticket.

She resigned from the governor's office in the summer of 2009 after having served a little more than half of the full term. Since then she has remained an active member of Republican and Tea Party politics, lending her support to other candidates running races across the country and seeing many win. She has also maintained a popular political action committee and social media presence, and even appeared in a reality television show that first aired in November 2010.

She briefly flirted with running for president in 2012, but ultimately decided not to join the race.

Palin made her most recent comments about her 2016 intentions during a visit to Des Moines where she joined the Iowa Freedom Summit. Presidential hopefuls consistently focus early efforts on winning over Iowa voters long before the electoral primary and caucus season begins, since it holds the country's first major electoral event of the nominating process for both Republicans and Democrats.

More from
YouTube stars interview Obama to bring millennial touch to the Oval Office
Romney says leaders in both parties failing the nation
Hillary Clinton declines to take position on Keystone
Rick Santorum heads to Iowa as signs point to 2016 White House run
Boehner's embrace of GOP rebels nudges House caucus to right