Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and a former vice presidential candidate, said Friday that she would run for the United States House of Representatives.
A message from Palin was made public on Facebook, stating she is entering the special election to fill the late Republican Congressman Don Young’s seat.
Young passed away in mid-March after serving over 50 years in Congress.
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“Today I’m announcing my candidacy for the U.S. House seat representing Alaska. Public service is a calling, and I would be honored to represent the men and women of Alaska in Congress, just as Rep. Young did for 49 years.” – SP pic.twitter.com/pdMpeDGlRV
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) April 2, 2022
Message From Palin
“Today, I’m formally launching my campaign for the House of Representatives position representing Alaska. Rep. Young served the people of Alaska for 49 years, and I would be pleased to serve the men and women of Alaska in Congress,” Palin stated in her letter.
“I’m well aware that I’m stepping into really large shoes. I also want to respect Rep. Young’s legacy by sacrificing myself in the name of service to the nation that he loved and fought to protect because I share his enthusiasm for Alaska.”
Palin went on to say that “America has reached a critical juncture” and how she has “seen the extreme left ruin the nation.” The former Alaska governor said, “I realized I had to stand up and enter the battle.”
Palin’s website has been altered to include a hyperlink to a WinRed page where she is collecting money for her congressional campaign.
As of Friday, candidates for the June 11th primary contest were no longer allowed to register. Palin has joined a competitive field that already includes more than 40 contenders.
Per the Anchorage Daily News, the outcome of the primary election will be published on June 26. From here, the top four finishers will progress to a run-off in August in which the winner will be determined via ranked-choice voting.
BREAKING: Sarah Palin to return to politics, announces run for Congress in Alaska
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Trump Met Up with Palin
Palin was elected as Alaska’s 9th governor in 2006, after competing as a Republican.
She then served as John McCain’s vice-presidential candidate for his unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin met with President Trump before submitting papers to run for office. Trump urged her to do so, according to two people familiar with the discussion, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
If Palin is able to obtain an official endorsement from Trump, then there’s no way she will not be voted in as Alaska’s new representative.
Palin’s only downfall is that she is associated with John McCain who, in his last days in office, ended up being one of Trump’s biggest enemies. McCain even blocked key bills, such as overturning Obamacare.
It appears, however, that Palin is leaving the old Republican Party and entering the arena of the new Republican Party that is being led by Trump.
If old videos or past mistakes don’t appear out of nowhere, Palin has a good chance of winning.