The last few weeks have seen a lot of talk about dissatisfaction with the current Republican primary field and the possibility of a late bid by Texas Gov. Rick Perry or former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

But after a highly publicized bus tour, Iowa Republican Party insiders say Palin has been silent in their state, and that Perry hasn’t attempted to lay any groundwork there yet either.

Judy Davidson, GOP chair for Scott County — a battleground county in the state that broke Republican in 2010 — also told TheDC that there has been only silence on the Palin and Perry front. Though, she cautioned, “that does not necessarily mean that they are not considering running.”

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