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Sarah Palin announces run for U.S. House seat from Alaska -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Sarah Palin a former governor of Alaska and Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008, exits the United States Courthouse as part of her lawsuit for defamation against the New York Times.

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(Reuters) – Sarah Palin announced Friday that she would run for Alaska’s sole seat in U.S. House of Representatives.

This would mark Palin’s first attempt at public office after serving as John McCain’s running mate during a campaign which saw Democrat Barack Obama elected President in November 2008.

Palin declared that America was at “a tipping moment” when she made a statement on her Twitter account (NYSE:), announcing her candidacy. After watching the far-left destroy this country, I was convinced that it was time to take action and fight back.

She said, “At this critical moment in our nation’s historical, we need leaders that will combat left’s socialist agenda of big-government and America-last.”

This fiery anti-establishment rhetoric was a key part of Palin’s 2008 vice-presidential election campaign. It also served as an indicator for the rise to power of Republican ex-President Donald Trump and modern Republican Party.

Alaska’s House seat was made vacant by Republican Don Young, who died unexpectedly last month at the age of 88. He had served for over four decades.

A website,, was set up as of Friday evening for Palin’s campaign. On the home page, it states that Sarah Palin has entered Congress. It also requests donations.

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