Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) announced Friday evening that she intends to run for Congress, reentering politics over a dozen years after resigning as Alaska’s governor.
Palin announced her intention to run for the late Rep. Don Young’s congressional seat. Young died last month at the age of 88 after having first been elected to the seat in 1973.
“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 said in her announcement.
“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.”
“America is at a tipping point. As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight,” she added.
“The people of the great State of Alaska, like others all over the country, are struggling with out-of-control inflation, empty shelves, and gas prices that are among the highest in the world. We need energy security for this country, and Alaska can help provide that – but only if the federal government gets out of the way and lets the free market do what it does best.”
Palin, who ran alongside Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008, teased a possible run for an Alaskan senate seat against incumbent Lisa Murkowski last year.
Palin has not held an elected office since her resignation in 2009.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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