Palin Again Says She Wants To Campaign In Michigan

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From CBS News' Scott Conroy:

(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.) In Colorado for a morning fundraiser, Sarah Palin dropped by a diner and said she wanted to head back on the stump in Michigan, even though the McCain campaign has essentially given up on the states, pulling its advertising and staffers.

"Well as I said the other day, I would sure love to get to run to Michigan and make sure that Michigan knows that we haven't given up there," Palin said in response to a pool reporter's question about falling poll numbers in key battleground state. "We care much about Michigan and every other state."

Palin made her remarks after meeting with a group of Blue Star Mothers—an organization of moms who have children serving in the military—at Gunther Toody's Diner outside Denver.

"I wish there where more hours in the day so that we could travel all over this great country and start speaking to more Americans," Palin said.

Palin heads to the Los Angeles area this afternoon where she'll hold a rally at a tennis stadium in Carson and an evening fundraiser in Orange County.

Though California is not considered a competitive state, senior Palin aide Tucker Eskew said that one of the reasons she was holding a rally there, instead of focusing entirely on fundraising, was to boost down-ballot candidates in the region.

On Monday, Palin heads to Florida for a series of rallies over two days where recent polls indicate a dead-even race in a state that many thought the Republican ticket would have the uppe rhand.

"I am not worried about it but just desiring more time and you know to put more effort in each one of these states," Palin said.

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