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Palin could speak at Big Fresno Fair

The nonprofit fund-raising arm of the Big Fresno Fair is working to bring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to this year's event.

Fair officials released a statement to The Fresno Bee through Friends of the Fair spokeswoman Debbie Nalchajian-Cohen, saying the nonprofit has contacted Palin's representatives for her to appear at a fund-raiser and they have not completed a contract.

Her fee likely will not be made public, said Larry Fortune, the group's treasurer.

Palin is a featured speaker at a June fund- raiser for the California State University, Stanislaus, Foundation.

The nonprofit foundation has refused to disclose her speaking fee to comply with the terms of her contract.

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