“I would say you guys better be there for me this time, because a lot of people were not there for me last time”
Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is apparently considering a run for U.S. Senate in Alaska against incumbent Lisa Murkowski.
Palin is still a popular figure among conservatives, but if this happens, it will trigger an avalanche of hate from the left not seen in years.
Anyone who remembers the 2008 election knows that the left’s reaction to Palin offered a preview of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Jon Levine reports at the New York Post:
Sarah Palin teases 2022 Senate run in Alaska
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said she may yet jump back into politics, teasing the possibility of a Senate run in 2022 against incumbent Lisa Murkowski.
“If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin told an enthusiastic audience during a discussion last week with New Apostolic Reformation leader Ché Ahn, Right Wing Watch reported.
“I would say you guys better be there for me this time, because a lot of people were not there for me last time,” she added, chiding the conservative Christian audience for what she said was their insufficient support during her 2008 vice presidential campaign with Sen. John McCain.
During the run, Palin was ruthlessly mocked as an outside-the-beltway lightweight who didn’t have the clout to potentially step into the top job. A withering “Saturday Night Live” portrayal by Tina Fey follows her to this day.
Palin said she was keeping an eye on the race, noting dismissively that there was already a “female Republican” who had jumped into the contest but that Palin had “never heard of her.”
This isn’t the first time that Palin teased the idea. She tweeted this in 2018:
Hey @LisaMurkowski – I can see 2022 from my house…
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) October 5, 2018
The tricky thing here is that the Republican party of Alaska has already endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, who is currently running against Murkowski.
The Anchorage Daily News reported last month:
Alaska Republican Party leaders endorse Tshibaka in U.S. Senate race
The Alaska Republican State Central Committee on Saturday endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lisa Murkowski.
The committee approved Tshibaka’s endorsement in a 58-17 vote during a meeting in Fairbanks.
In a statement, Tshibaka said she will uphold conservative ideals and be a senator who Alaskans “can depend to make every decision based on what is best for our great state.”
Tshibaka announced on March 29 that she would run for the Senate seat held by Murkowski, who has been in office since 2002 and is widely viewed as a moderate. Two weeks earlier, the Republican State Central Committee voted 53-17 to censure Murkowski, citing her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump and other votes that have broken with GOP leadership. Alaska Republican Party leaders said at the time that they would recruit someone to run against her.
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