Published: Sep 05, 2011 6:24 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Sarah Palin says the tea party needs to play a larger role in the 2012 presidential race.
Speaking to tea party activists Monday afternoon, the former Alaska governor wants conservatives to put aside internal squabbles and unite against President Obama.
Palin's visit -her second to the Granite State in three months - stoked supporters' hopes she will enter the presidential race. But she says she still hasn't made up her mind.
She spoke to hundreds of conservative activists - many of them from out of state - gathered in New Hampshire's largest city for a Tea Party Express rally.
They interrupted her speech to chant, "Run, Sarah, Run."
She says she appreciated the encouragement, but offered no hint she would run.

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