Two of the biggest names in GOP politics over the past couple of decades are pairing up to form a conservative dream team.
Sarah Palin is running for Congress and she has the support of Donald Trump.
And the latest numbers out of the Frontier State are putting huge smiles on Trump and Palin’s faces.
Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is running for Alaska’s at-large U.S. House Seat.
Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind the former Alaska Governor and conservative firebrand.
And the pair have to be feeling good about the first poll out of Alaska on the special election.
Remington Research – a Republican polling firm – has released a survey showing Palin leading the crowded pack in the Congressional race with a commanding 31% in the poll.
In second place is Al Gross, at 26%.
Gross is running as an independent, but was the Democrat’s endorsed candidate in the 2020 U.S. Senate race – where he built up large name recognition in the Frontier State.
Gross lost to Incumbent Republican Senator Dan Sullivan by 13-points.
Third place in the poll goes to Nicholas Begich at 21% – a full 10-points behind Palin.
The Begich family is Democrat royalty in Alaska – but Nicholas describes himself as “the conservative Begich.”
None of the other 45 names on the ballot tallied double-digits in the poll.
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 whoever the voter picked as their second or third choice.
The rounds go on until one candidate has a simple majority of 50% plus 1.
Former President Donald Trump has supplied Palin with his “complete and total endorsement.”
“Sarah has been a champion for Alaska values, Alaska energy, Alaska jobs, and the great people of Alaska,” Trump said. “She was one of the most popular Governors because she stood up to corruption in both State Government and the Fake News Media. 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.”
Trump says Alaska Republicans need to unite behind Palin.
Alaska’s at-large House seat is open following the unexpected death of 50-year Congressman, Representative Don Young.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.