Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin announces a bid for the late Don Young’s seat in the House of Representatives

In a Facebook post, Sarah Palin announces her candidacy for the late Don Young’s House seat.

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. I realize that I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to honor Rep. Young’s legacy by offering myself up in the name of service to the state he loved and fought for, because I share that passion for Alaska and the United States of America.
I first entered politics 30 years ago, when I was elected to city council in Wasilla. I still live in Wasilla; my family is here; my son goes to school here. My heart will always be in Alaska, even when I’m representing this great state in Washington, D.C
Palin, whose long political career has included being the governor for Alaska and the running mate for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, made a heartfelt post announcing her run Friday evening.
Don Young, whose seat she intends to fill and who unfortunately passed away in mid-March, was Alaska’s representative for 49 years.
Sarah Palin’s Facebook post announcing her candidacy

Palin’s full post can be found here.

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