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Sarah Palin’s run for Alaska’s House seat: Is Trump’s backing enough?

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) secured a spot in her state’s ranked-choice general election. Palin is running to become the state’s lone US congressional representative in the House. She’s one of four candidates looking to occupy the seat previously held by longtime Rep. Don Young (R) who passed away in March. 

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, was one of the first in the GOP to support former President Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign. At a July 9, 2022 rally in Anchorage, the former president endorsed Palin

“Sarah, I’m here to say, I like you best,” Trump said. “I know your opponents and I like you way better.” 

Her return to politics comes after years on reality TV and entertainment shows. It also comes at a time when the Republican Party is fractured. It’s a political environment Palin is comfortable in. During the Obama years, Palin threw her support behind the Tea Party. 

“We’re saying the big government, big debt, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid spending spree is over. You’re fired,“ Palin exclaimed to a group ofTea Party supporters at a rally on March 29, 2010. 

Palin said this time around her campaign platform will focus on U.S. energy. “It’s pretty ironic that the needs of our nation are things that Alaska can fulfill,” Palin said in an interview on Fox News. “Energy, energy independence, security.”

JIMMIE JOHNSON: FROM POLITICAL STARDOM TO REALITY T-V STAR…

PALIN: ”Get red, WILD, and blue, America.”

JOHNSON: THE FORMER GOVERNOR OF ALASKA AND THE 2008 REPUBLICAN VICE-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE HAS QUITE AN INTERESTING RESUME. 

PALIN: “It’s a shame the McCain-Palin campaign had some shackles on me. Not allowed to go, rogue, because that’s what our country needs right now are fighters.”

JOHNSON: AND NOW SHE’S FIGHTING TO WIN HER STATE’S LONE U-S HOUSE SEAT. SARAH PALIN IS BACK ON THE TRAIL, MAKING HER JUST ONE NAME YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THIS MIDTERM. 

IN AUGUST, PALIN SECURED A SPOT IN HER STATE’S RANKED-CHOICE GENERAL ELECTION.

SHE’S ONE OF FOUR CANDIDATES LOOKING TO FILL THE SEAT ONCE OCCUPIED BY LONGTIME CONGRESSMAN DON YOUNG WHO DIED IN MARCH. 

PALIN, RECEIVED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COVETED ENDORSEMENT. 

President Trump: “So, Sarah, I’m here to say, I like you best. I know your opponents and I like you way better.”

JOHNSON: HER DESIRE TO RETURN TO OFFICE COMES AT A TIME WHEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS FRACTURED. IT’S A POLITICAL CLIMATE SHE’S COMFORTABLE IN. 

DURING THE OBAMA YEARS, PALIN WAS BELOVED BY MEMBERS OF THE TEA PARTY.

PALIN: “We’re saying that big government, big debt, Obama, Pelosi, Reid spending spree is over. You’re fired!”

JOHNSON: THIS TIME AROUND HER ATTENTION AND PLATFORM WILL FOCUS ON U-S ENERGY:

PALIN: “It’s pretty ironic that the needs of our nation are things that Alaska can fulfill,” Palin said. “Energy, energy independence, security.”

JOHNSON: CAN PALIN LAUNCH A POLITICAL COMEBACK OR IS SHE A RELIC OF THE REPUBLICAN PAST? 

SARAH PALIN – JUST ONE NAME TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON THIS ELECTION CYCLE.

 

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) secured a spot in her state’s ranked-choice general election. Palin is running to become the state’s lone US congressional representative in the House. She’s one of four candidates looking to occupy the seat previously held by longtime Rep. Don Young (R) who passed away in March. 

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, was one of the first in the GOP to support former President Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign. At a July 9, 2022 rally in Anchorage, the former president endorsed Palin

“Sarah, I’m here to say, I like you best,” Trump said. “I know your opponents and I like you way better.” 

Her return to politics comes after years on reality TV and entertainment shows. It also comes at a time when the Republican Party is fractured. It’s a political environment Palin is comfortable in. During the Obama years, Palin threw her support behind the Tea Party. 

“We’re saying the big government, big debt, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid spending spree is over. You’re fired,“ Palin exclaimed to a group ofTea Party supporters at a rally on March 29, 2010. 

Palin said this time around her campaign platform will focus on U.S. energy. “It’s pretty ironic that the needs of our nation are things that Alaska can fulfill,” Palin said in an interview on Fox News. “Energy, energy independence, security.”

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