Source: Tim Pearce

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) announced Friday evening that she intends to run for Congress, reentering politics over a dozen years after resigning as Alaska’s governor.

Palin announced her intention to run for the late Rep. Don Young’s congressional seat. Young died last month at the age of 88 after having first been elected to the seat in 1973.

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“Public service is a calling, and I would be honored to represent the men and women of Alaska in Congress, just as Rep. Young did for 49 years,” Palin said in her announcement. “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.”

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