Sarah Palin floats a senate run

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) appears to be considering a return to politics.

In a recent video, Palin revealed that she is considering taking on Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in the 2022 midterms. 

“If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin said last week during a discussion with New Apostolic Reformation leader Ché Ahn.


What people probably most remember about Palin was her vice-presidential run alongside the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in 2008. That campaign, of course, ended in defeat with the pair losing to former President Barack Obama and former vice president Joe Biden.

Palin, throughout that run, was heavily criticized. The reader will likely remember the portrayal of her by Tina Fey on “Saturday Night Live. This ultimately resulted in Palin leaving politics behind by giving up the Alaska governorship and retreating to home life.

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Given that she has been out of politics for some time now, it is unclear where exactly Palin would stand with voters, that is, if she did decide to take on Murkowski in 2022.

Murkowski, herself, has been the subject of much criticism from Republicans in recent months. That criticism particularly picked up when Murkowski decided to be one of a small number of Republicans to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump for the January 6th Capitol riot.

Prior to that, Murkowski had always been considered a swing-vote in the Senate by having shown a willingness to vote with the Democrats at times. She continues to do that to this day. But, many believe that what really makes her vulnerable in 2022 is her anti-Trump behavior.

“I’ve never heard of her”

It is because of Murkowski’s anti-Trump behavior that Trump has already endorsed a challenger to Murkowski. That challenger is Kelly Tshibaka.

Palin already took a shot at Tshibaka, saying, “The kind of scary thing about it is, I’ve been in politics it seems like all my life up there in Alaska, and I’ve never heard of her.”

Palin, also, urged those in attendance at the New Apostolic Reformation to vote for her, if she does decide to run. She said, “I would say you guys better be there for me this time, because a lot of people were not there for me last time.”

It should be noted that Alaska will use rank-choice voting in the 2022 elections.

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