Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced Friday that she is running for Congress.
Palin released a statement on Facebook announcing that she is throwing her hat into the special election race to replace the late Republican Congressman Don Young who died in mid-March after almost 50 years in Congress.
“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,” Palin wrote. “I realize that I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to honor Rep. Young’s legacy by offering myself up in the name of service to the state he loved and fought for, because I share that passion for Alaska and the United States of America.”
Palin added that “America is at a tipping point” and that she has “watched the far left destroy the country.”
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