Yes, you read that correctly. Sarah Palin has found her way back into the national political discussion. Earlier this week, Palin emerged as a candidate to take former Rep. Don Young’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Among a field of more than 50 preliminary candidates, Palin rose to the top as Alaska’s primary choice with 28.3% of the vote. Moving forward, Palin will compete against the three other top candidates in a round of ranked choice voting. If Palin pushes forward in the next round, she will secure a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Palin is best known to voters as the state’s governor from 2006 through 2009. She also ran alongside former Sen. John McCain in the 2008 Presidential Election. More recently, she has garnered support from former President Donald Trump.
“Sarah Palin is tough and smart and will never back down, and I am proud to give her my Complete and Total Endorsement, and encourage all Republicans to unite behind this wonderful person and her campaign to put America First,” Trump told his supporters in April.
“Sarah shocked many when she endorsed me very early in 2016, and we won big. Now, it’s my turn!”
Palin will have an opportunity to work her way into Washington, D.C. this fall. Election Day is set for Novemebr 8, 2022.