On August 29, 2008, Senator John McCain announced Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate,
praising her “grit, integrity, good sense, and fierce devotion to the common good.”
Lehman Brothers was just over two weeks away from filing from bankruptcy.
The first season of The Celebrity Apprentice, hosted by Donald Trump, had aired only months before.
Nearly 14 years later, Palin announced her candidacy to replace the late Representative
Don Young for Alaska’s sole seat in the House of Representatives.
“America is at a tipping point,” Palin said. “As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country,
I knew I had to step up and join the fight.”Palin, who famously resigned midway through her term as governor,
immediately drew Donald Trump’s support. “Sarah shocked many when she endorsed me very early in 2016,
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and we won big. Now, it’s my turn,” Trump said in a statement,