By Dr. Derek Ellerman
Conservative favorite and firebrand Sarah Palin made the jump and announced that she’s running for Congress in Alaska’s lone, at-large Congressional District.
Her campaign surely got a big boost in a very crowded primary when the Republican Party’s most popular figure, former President Donald Trump, dropped a strong endorsement for her candidacy.
Support has continued to pour in since then for both the Vice President and former Governor of Alaska.
Fox News reports that Sarah Palin, a former president Donald Trump’s aide, announced her bid for the late Rep. Don Young seat, R-Alaska. https://t.co/hcMh3RPkwd pic.twitter.com/Nb7VbbY1eZ
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 4, 2022
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Trump Drops Major Endorsement Of Palin
In his endorsement, Trump lauded Palin as a “true America First fighter” and made clear that her early support of his own candidacy in 2016 was warmly welcomed.
“Sarah has been a champion for Alaska values, Alaska energy, Alaska jobs, and the great people of Alaska. She was one of the most popular Governors because she stood up to corruption in both State Government and the Fake News Media,” Trump’s endorsement reads.
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The treatment Palin was given by the mainstream media in 2008 will be well-remembered by readers. It seems like so many years ago.
Trump also acknowledged Palin’s role in reviving the flagging McCain campaign.
“Sarah lifted the McCain presidential campaign out of the dumps despite the fact that she had to endure some very evil, stupid, and jealous people within the campaign itself. They were out to destroy her, but she didn’t let that happen.”
The endorsement concludes, “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!”
Donald Trump declares support for Sarah Palin pic.twitter.com/9y0a39htCj
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 4, 2022
The race to fill Alaska’s sole congressional seat opened up with the passing of Don Young on March 18.
Young was elected for the first time in 1973.
Palin thanked Trump, calling it an honour.
Thank you President Trump! Thank you for your continued support of our campaign to save Alaska. 🇺🇸https://t.co/CrlfiG8MJn pic.twitter.com/Ne1x7nFcAa
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) April 4, 2022
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The Support Team is Here
Formidable figures in the Republican Party followed Trump’s lead, including Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley:
Many thanks @NikkiHaley 🇺🇸 https://t.co/ZYx1IgANlX
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) April 3, 2022
Newt Gingrich was the former Speaker of House.
Sarah Palin is a wonderful member of Congress. Her toughness and directness would be a refreshing addition and would contribute to the national debate and to solving America’s problems.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) April 4, 2022
Former Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell, who served from 2010 – 2014, told Newsmax, “Never underestimate Sarah Palin. Even when her 40 opponents include a decorated Purple Heart recipient, America’s longest running garden columnist, an assistant secretary from the Trump administration who won a Twitter battle with Chuck Schumer [Tara Sweeney]He is a senator who was drafted by his father and serves as the guardian for our Constitution [John Coghill]Don Young’s son, a former congressman. [Nick Begich, III]Santa Claus, yes! [a North Pole, Alaska City Councilman].”
MAGA Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene is excited at the prospect
Let’s go @SarahPalinUSA 🇺🇸 https://t.co/pBiDQ1tiSZ
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 2, 2022
Brigitte Gabriel (ACT for America founder) is now on board
Sarah Palin IS EXACTLY what we should be sending to Congress.
She is tested, has experience, and can be principled and inspiring.
On Capitol Hill, young women will find a strong role model for their futures.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) April 2, 2022
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Palin is under attack by the Left
Bluecheck figures from the left attacked Palin, just as you might expect.
Are we really going to need Sarah Palin running for Congress when Lauren Boebert already has Sarah Palin 2.0?
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) April 2, 2022
The “USA Singers,” which describe themselves as “making Resistance music” and standing against “Fascism” and for Ukraine was a little less subtle:
Sarah Palin has entered the race for Congress to prove that America still needs one more corrupt moron in its government.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) April 2, 2022
The subtleties of a Biden or Obama graduate were also not as obvious:
Is it possible that Sarah Palin voted for Congress due to her knowledge of the drug orgies in cocaine?
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) April 3, 2022
This joke was shared by more than one Democrat operative:
Madison Cawthorn – There are Republican Coca Orgies in Congress
Sarah Palin: I’d like to announce that I’m running for Congress
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 2, 2022
In her campaign announcement, Palin said, “At this critical time in our nation’s history, we need leaders who will combat the left’s socialist, big-government, America-last agenda. This country was built by heroes, and the radical left dishonors their legacies by opening our borders to illegal immigrants, mortgaging our children’s future, and selling out our nation’s interests to the highest bidder.”
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) April 2, 2022