Sarah Palin isn’t done with politics —in fact, she may be more popular than ever.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin dominated in a field of 48 contenders all vying to fill a vacancy left by the death of former Congressman Don Young. DW calls it a “critical first round of a special election to fill the state’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
From The Daily Wire…
With 54.4% of the vote in, Palin had 32,371 votes to just over 20,000 for second-place finisher Nick Begich, brother of former Alaska senator Mark Begich and the favorite of the state’s GOP establishment. The field included 48 candidates vying to replace Rep. Don Young, who died in March. Palin, Begich, surgeon Al Gross, and one other candidate, likely Mary Pelota, will advance to the next round of the state’s first-ever ranked choice, non-partisan primary.
Palin thanked her supporters on Twitter:
“Thank you Alaska!” I’m looking forward to the special general election so we can highlight our ideas for fixing this country by responsibly developing Alaska’s God-given natural resources, getting runaway government spending under control, protecting human life, protecting the right to keep and bear arms, and restoring respect for individual liberty and the Constitution,” Palin said.
Thank you Alaska! ❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/wlMSaOneqS
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 12, 2022