Donald Trump is the hottest endorsement in the political game this election cycle.
In fact, his endorsement may be the only one that holds any real weight with voters, especially Republican voters.
And now Trump is playing his hand in a race that recently shook the political world to its core.
Two of the biggest names in the GOP over the past couple of decades are Donald Trump and Sarah Palin.
And now the two are joining forces in an important U.S. House contest.
Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has announced she is running for Alaska’s at-large House Seat.
She immediately becomes the frontrunner in the race to be the Frontier State’s lone Representative.
Just days after she broke the news of her intentions, former President Donald Trump has decided to throw his backing behind the former Alaska Governor and conservative firebrand.
In fact, he is giving her his “Complete and Total Endorsement.”
Trump described Palin as tough and smart, and says she’ll never back down.
“Wonderful patriot Sarah Palin of Alaska just announced that she is running for Congress, and that means there will be a true America First fighter on the ballot to replace the late and legendary Congressman Don Young,” Trump said. “Sarah shocked many when she endorsed me very early in 2016, and we won big. Now, it’s my turn! Sarah has been a champion for Alaska values, Alaska energy, Alaska jobs, and the great people of Alaska.”
Trump says Alaska Republicans need to unite behind Palin.
Following the death of 50-year Congressman, Rep. Don Young on March 18, a special election was announced.
It didn’t take long to become a crowded field for the open-seat.
And then Palin threw her considerable name into the ring.
“She was one of the most popular Governors because she stood up to corruption in both State Government and the Fake News Media,” Trump said. “Sarah lifted the McCain presidential campaign out of the dumps despite the fact that she had to endure some very evil, stupid, and jealous people within the campaign itself. They were out to destroy her, but she didn’t let that happen.”
Perhaps Palin’s chief opponent in the special election is Nicholas Begich.
The Begich family is Democrat royalty in Alaska – however, Nicholas describes himself as the conservative Begich.
Results in the primary will be announced on June 26 – the four people receiving the highest number of votes will advance to the special general election on Aug. 16.
The special general election is running under ranked choice voting rules.
That means there will be several rounds of vote tallying, with the lowest vote getter being eliminated and that person’s votes going to whom the voter picked as their second or third choice.
The rounds go on until one candidate has a simple majority of 50% plus 1.