Washington – Incendiary U.S. conservative and former vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin announced Friday she is running for Alaska’s lone seat in the United States House of Representatives, eyeing a return to national politics during a period of deep political division.
The 58-year-old far-right former governor is seeking to succeed Republican Don Young who died unexpectedly last month after serving in the U.S. House for 49 years.
Palin is a fierce supporter of Donald Trump, and has joined with the former president in making unfounded claims that the 2020 election was tainted by fraud.
“America is at a tipping point,” she said in a statement on Facebook announcing her candidacy. “As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight.”
The U.S. midterm elections, in which all 435 House seats are up for grabs, is set for Nov. 8.
While the largest U.S. state by area, Alaska has only one…