Former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin announced her comeback bid, entering a U.S. House race on Friday.
“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 posted on Twitter Friday night.
Palin filed her paperwork just 10 minutes before Friday’s deadline, Newsmax reported, joining a field of more than 40 candidates competing in the June nonpartisan primary.
The top four vote-getters will advance to the general election, which will be held on Aug. 16.
On Sunday, Former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement of Palin.
“Wonderful patriot Sarah Palin of Alaska just announced that she is running for Congress, and that means there will be a true America First fighter on the ballot to replace the late and legendary Congressman Don Young. Sarah shocked many when she endorsed me very early in 2016, and we won big,” Trump said.
“Now, it’s my turn! 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. 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. 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 concluded.