Trump campaigns in Alaska for his frontrunner Sarah Palin

Trump campaigning in Alaska for frontrunner Sarah Palin


Donald Trump campaigned in Alaska on Saturday for Sarah Palin, the former governor of the northern US state seen by many as a precursor to the populist movement against elites, including the Republican ex-president s is made the champion. 

Ms. Palin, 58, is running for Alaska's only seat in the United States House of Representatives, vacant after the sudden death of the Republican Don Young, who had held it for 49 years.

Like Mr. Trump, she has played a key role in the Republican Party's populist shift over the past decade in an effort to woo the working class. 

This Christian conservative suddenly found herself in the spotlight when she was chosen by Republican presidential candidate John McCain as her running mate in the 2008 election. 

According to many observers, his rise during the campaign trail paved the way for Mr. Trump's rise to the White House, which he captured eight years later.

Sarah Palin backs unsubstantiated allegations of fraud by Donald Trump, who claims he was “robbed” of the 2020 presidential victory by Democrats in several key states. 

“In Alaska, we didn't have to worry because we won,” the former president told the crowd gathered at a stadium in Anchorage.

Ms. Palin told the audience that she had supported Mr. Trump from the start of his campaign in 2016 because the New York billionaire had also supported her when she and her family found themselves in the spotlight.

“He m wrote a note and said to me, 'Hold on! on November 8.

Donald Trump is trying to consolidate his grip on the Republican Party by supporting, during the primaries, the candidates who are favorable to him against those of the more moderate republican right.