Sarah Palin, congressional candidate and former Alaska governor, signaled this week that she is open to running on a Trump ticket in 2024.
Palin told the Associated Press that she would consider running alongside Trump as a vice presidential pick, despite having previously run for vice president in 2008 with the late Sen. John McCain.
The outlet reported:
“In Wasilla, Trump 2020 or Trump 2024 banners fly from several homes, the few political signs seen so far this election year. Palin said if Trump runs for president in 2024 and asks her to be his running mate, she’d consider it, though she said he could choose anyone and they haven’t had such a candid conversation.”Associated Press
In early April, Palin announced her bid to fill an Alaska House seat that was vacated by the late Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, who passed away on March 18.
In a statement on Twitter, Palin said, “I realize that I have very big shoes to fill, and I plan to honor Rep. Young’s legacy by offering myself up in the name of service to the state he loved and fought for, because I share that passion for Alaska and the United States of America.”
Shortly following her announcement, President Donald Trump stepped forward to endorse Palin. In a statement made through his Save America PAC in April, Trump called Palin a “wonderful patriot” who will be a “true America First fighter on the ballot to replace the late and legendary Congressman Don Young.”
In her interview with the Associated Press, Palin stressed her love for serving the American people. She said, “I love to work, and anyone who is around me, they know.” She added that she has “nothing to lose” in her decision to run for the House, noting an evolving family life and a passion for politics.
Although President Trump has not formally made an announcement regarding whether he will run for president in 2024, he revealed recently that he would likely announce his plans after the midterm elections this fall.
Previously, Palin was the first woman in American history to run for the office of vice president in 2008.