(FeaturedNews.com) – Sarah Palin, the former Republican governor of Alaska, announced on April 1 in a Twitter post that she would run for the US House of Representatives. Palin hopes to fill the seat of incumbent Don Young (R) after his unexpected death. She has already managed to get the endorsement of a powerful GOP player.
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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
Former President Donald Trump wasted no time throwing his support behind Palin. In an April 3 statement, he gave her his complete endorsement, urging Republicans in Alaska to vote for her.
Trump Just Gave Sarah Palin His 'Complete' Endorsement for Congress in AK https://t.co/Bh7hNr4gFU
— RedState (@RedState) April 4, 2022
Trump called the former governor a “wonderful patriot” and “true America First fighter.” He proclaimed she’s been a “champion” for Alaska, standing up for jobs, values, energy, and the people while also fighting corruption, which aided in her popularity.
Palin faces 50 certified opponents in this special election. Her biggest competition may be Nice Begich. His grandfather held the seat prior to Young, and he’s been campaigning hard for the past five months.
Voters will cast their ballots by mail in the open primary on June 11. All candidates are on the ticket, but voters will choose one. The top four vote-getters will then move on to the special election on August 16, which will be a regular primary.
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