Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, announced Friday that she is running for the state’s only congressional seat, following the death of Rep. Don Young earlier this month.
“Today I am announcing my candidacy for the United States 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 like Rep. Young did for 49 years,” Palin said. noted in a report posted on his Twitter account. “I realize that I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to honor Rep. Young’s legacy by volunteering on behalf of the service to the state he loved and for which he s is beaten, because I share this passion for Alaska and the United States of America.”
“America is at a tipping point. As I watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight,” Palin said. statement says. “Residents of the great state of Alaska, like others across the country, are grappling with out-of-control inflation, empty shelves and some of the highest gas prices in the world. We need energy security to this country, and Alaska can help provide that, but only if the federal government steps aside and lets the free market do what it does best.”
Palin’s campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Palin as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate.