One of the swamp’s long-time RINOs tried to dismiss Sarah Palin.
But she’s used to critics trying to tear her down.
And now Sarah Palin is forcing the Never-Trumper to eat his words.
After years of playing on the sidelines, Palin is back in politics in a big way.
The former Alaska Governor and Republican VP candidate recently announced she’s in the race to claim Alaska’s only US House seat.
During an event in Dallas, political commentator George Will was asked if Sarah Palin is “ready” for another job in government.
“Ready to be 1/435th of the House of Representatives? Sure,” Will said. “Because in the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t really matter much.”
It’s no surprise the Never-Trumper wants to dismiss Palin’s influence.
She was one of Donald Trump’s earliest supporters back in 2016—and now the former President has returned the favor by endorsing Palin to fill long-time Representative Don Young’s seat.
Since her last-minute entry into the race, Palin shot ahead of the competition with 31 percent of Alaskans reporting they plan to vote for Palin.
“Sarah Palin is tough and smart and will never back down, and I am proud to give her my Complete and Total Endorsement,” Trump said. “And encourage all Republicans to unite behind this wonderful person and her campaign to put America First!”
Palin stepped away from the national stage after losing in the 2008 presidential election alongside late Senator John McCain.
But she remained a major force in conservative circles with connections inside the conservative Tea Party movement.
Now she says the insanity getting pushed by leftists has prompted her to run for office again.
“As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight,” she said in a statement.
She also said she’s in the race to “win it and join the fight for freedom alongside other patriots willing to sacrifice all to save our country.”
Since Alaska’s House seat has opened up for the first time since 1973, more than 50 candidates have thrown their hats in the ring.
Alaska employs an unusual system to narrow the field for a special election.
It starts with an all-party primary with the top four candidates going on to compete in the general election.
Palin’s star power—along with the endorsement of Donald Trump—allowed Palin to quickly pull ahead of the pack.
And, no matter how much RINOs hate it, if Palin ends up in Washington D.C., she’ll make a splash and have an outsized amount of influence on the political process.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.