Wasila, Alaska (API) – Sarah Palin did not use it to share attention.
In the 14 years since it erupted in the national political arena, the former Alaska governor has been on reality television, writing books, contributing to Fox News, forming a political action committee in her name and being talked about at the White House. Advocate. She recently renewed her status as a conscientious objector by a recent lawsuit in the New York Times.
Now, the first female Republican Vice Presidential candidate is expected to play a less attractive role in the US House of Representatives.
Palin is one of 48 candidates running for the Alaskan sole seat following the death of Republican Rep. Don Young, who has been in office since 1973. Successful Palin will be one of 435 members. Legislation is difficult because of the post-2008 populist politics.
In light of these variables, it would be easy for Palin’s candidacy to be twisted as a recent headline in a more unusual setting. Some critics wanted to discredit her as an opportunist. The comments section of Alaska’s largest newspaper website is full of letters to the editor asking them to reject Alaska’s run. Readers are reminded that she left her last major role in politics as Alaska governor 16 months ago.
However, Palin denied the allegations in a recent interview with the Associated Press. She says her commitment to Alaska has not changed and that “those who point to her in other ways do not know me.” She said she was seriously looking for a seat and did not want a “start for anything.”
In any case, she says, her unique role in American politics will make her a strong presence in Washington. Like other new legislators, she said, “Pick up the phone and call any reporter and you can be on any show if you want, and it’s all about Alaska.”
“I love working, and everyone around me knows,” she said. “I’m doing it for work, for Alaska, saying, ‘Hey, you guys are going to be my boss. Do you want to hire me? Because if you do, I will do you good, and I will not go back. ‘
There is currently only one former member of the House of Representatives – Florida Democrat Charlie Christ. Palin had many obstacles to get there.
One is exploring fast-paced elections. June 11 will be a special first round of state polls. The four candidates with the most votes will go to the August 16 special election, which will be contested. The winner will serve the rest of the youth season, which ends in January. Starting in January, there will be a general election in early August and November to decide who will serve a two-year term.
Some voters are skeptical of her decision to step down, saying the move is in vain because of record questions and moral complaints. She spent her time outside the state but lived in her hometown of Wasila, where she began her political career.
She said of her understanding that she had left Alaska: “Well, I’m sorry that narrative is not true.” “She was shoveling banana monkeys before she called a reporter in her father’s backyard on a sunny day,” Alaska said.
After leaving office, she cast her ballot in regional elections, according to the Electoral Commission.
“I’m still working hard on the Carharts and the metal toe boots,” Palin said of the famous outerwear brand. “Now I have the opportunity to go out there and tell other people about the beauty of Alaska.”
She highlighted the importance of Alaska’s hunting lifestyle and the responsible development of the state’s oil and gas resources. She said she plans to attend events this week, including the Republican caucus.
Alaska Republican-oriented competition does little to change Washington’s balance of power. But the election is being closely monitored by former President Donald Trump’s relationship with GOP loyalists.
Banners will be flown from several homes in Wasila, Trump 2020 or Trump 2024, just a few of the political signs seen so far this election year. Palin said she would consider Trump if he ran for president in 2024 and asked her to be his ally, although he could not vote for anyone and they did not have such an honest discussion.
Palin Trump was one of those who questioned whether Young Yang was willing to run for office after her death. She says this is a good time in her life to return to office politically and personally. She says her family life has changed as she raises her four older children. Little Trig is in elementary school. Palin In 2020, she divorced her husband, Todd Palin, who was over 30 years old.
She says she feels “she has nothing to lose” in the race. After blabbering on like little girls do, they gradually became less talkative, slipping into drowsiness. “It’s freedom for me,” she added.
Palin may be the current and former state legislator, North Pole City Council member, legislator Santa Claus and Republican Nick Begich, who joined the race last fall and has the highest profile on the list of candidates for months. To mobilize conservative support.
Begich said he considered the Mantunska-Susitina region, a conservative area that includes Vasillan, a “strong stronghold” and that Palin did not know his fans would betray him after joining the tournament.
“Everyone who comes to me supports me, and this is a strong statement because a lot has changed,” he said.
Tim Bernie, who lives in Vasila, says he supports Palin. “After her gunman came to her with a gun,” she said, “she resigned for the sake of the country.”
“You live here, and you know, she grew up here,” he said, smoking a cigarette outside the Mug-shot Saloon after lunch recently.
“Her heart is here in Alaska, and I think she is good for Alaska,” he said.
Boher from June, Alaska, reports.