It wouldn't be a 2012 publicity campaign if it didn't include a stop in Iowa.

With Sarah Palin getting ready to launch a book tour for her upcoming memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life," Barnes & Noble announced today that she'll appear at a store in Sioux City, Iowa on December 6 as part of the tour. (Though, unless she arrives early, she won't have much time to mingle with Iowa pols and activists: after her 1 p.m. signing event, she'll travel to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for a 5 p.m. appearance at another Barnes & Noble.)

Palin's Barnes & Noble schedule also includes stops in Michigan, Virginia, Florida, and Minnesota. Her book is due to be published November 17.

Mike Huckabee, meanwhile, visited Iowa yesterday as part of his 60-city signing tour to promote his Christmas book, "A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit."

Huckabee appeared at a Barnes & Noble in Cedar Rapids, plus Borders stores in Davenport and West Des Moines, all on Sunday.

His tour will take (and has already taken) him through the South and Midwest. States include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

H/T O.Kay Henderson's Radio Iowa blog

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