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Sarah Palin Wants You To Know That She Is Running For Congress Because She Has ‘Nothing To Lose’

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, announced Friday that she is returning to politics and plans to run for Congress in her home state in a special election to replace the late Republican Don Young.

the former vice-presidential candidate and governor of Alaska, has announced her return to politics, aiming to run for Congress in her home state in a special election to replace the late Republican Don Young.

“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,” the former vice-presidential candidate wrote in a statement.

Palin added that she was seeking a return to Washington to “combat the left’s socialist, big-government, America-last agenda.”

“America is at a tipping point,” she continued. “As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight. 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.”

Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving member of Congress, died in March at age 88 after losing consciousness on a flight between Los Angeles and Seattle.

The primary for Young’s seat is scheduled for 11 June, with a general election on 16 August.

The contest will be the first that implements the state’s new election scheme, which features an open, non-partisan primary, with the top four winners competing in a ranked-choice general election.

Last week, Palin appeared on Fox News and told host Swan Hannity: “We need people like Donald Trump, who has nothing to lose. Like me! We got nothing to lose, and no more of this vanilla milquetoast namby-pamby wussy-pussy stuff that’s been going on.”

Read her announcement and watch her interview with Sean Hannity below: