Despite Donald Trump’s support, Sarah Palin defeated in Alaska

Despite Donald Trump's support, Sarah Palin defeated in Alaska
Despite Donald Trump's strong support, especially during a major campaign rally in July, Sarah Palin was defeated by her Democratic rival in a test election for the reactionary ideas of the Trumpist camp.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Despite Donald Trump’s strong support, especially during a major campaign rally in July, Sarah Palin was defeated by her Democratic rival in a test election for the reactionary ideas of the Trumpist camp.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Despite Donald Trump’s strong support, especially during a major campaign rally in July, Sarah Palin was defeated by her Democratic rival in a test election for the reactionary ideas of the Trumpist camp.

UNITED STATES – And yet, Donald Trump had does its best to launch it towards victory… The old Governor of Alaska and former candidate for the vice-presidency of the United States alongside John McCain Sarah Palin lost this Wednesday, August 31, a by-election for the state’s only seat in the US House of Representatives.

A test ballot before the midterm elections of November 8, which takes on the appearance of a violent setback for the Trumpist candidates.

Sarah Palin, 58, who officially retired from public life after losing her 2008 presidential ‘ticket’ to Barack Obama, hoped to make a comeback in politics by running for the vacant seat since the Republican’s sudden death Don Young, who had occupied it for 49 years.

A pioneer of 21st century populism

Despite fierce support from former President Donald Trump, she lost to Democrat Mary Peltola, who will represent Alaska until Nov. 8, when all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives will be put back into play. Sarah Palin will also be able to present herself again on this occasion.

This Christian conservative has played a key role in the populist turn of the Republican Party over the past ten years, intended to wrest the votes of the popular white electorate from the Democrats, the party of current President Joe Biden. She suddenly found herself in the spotlight when she was chosen by Republican presidential candidate John McCain as his running mate in the 2008 election.

His rise has, according to many observers, paved the way for the rise of Donald Trump to the White House, which he conquered eight years later. Sarah Palin said she supported the New York billionaire from the start of her campaign in 2016, because he had supported her before.

Clash between pro and anti-Trump within the Republican Party

Now, nearly 15 years after the eruption of Sarah Palin and the most conservative fringe of the Republican Party on the American national scene, Donald Trump is trying to consolidate his hold on the elephant party by supporting, during the primaries, the candidates who are favorable to him face those of the more moderate Republican right. With mixed success so far.

At the beginning of July, the former president went to Alaska to give a big campaign meeting in the service of Sarah Palin. An appointment which had offered him the opportunity to maintain the mystery as to a possible candidacy in 2024 and to repeat his populist and unfounded arguments on the 2020 election which would have been “rigged” at his expense.

Themes that will inevitably come back as the midterms will approach, while Donald Trump and his allies will want to take precedence over their rivals within the Republican Party. In addition to the House of Representatives, during these midterm elections, the Americans will also renew a third of the United States Senate and about thirty governorships. This could cause a major upheaval in the balance of forces two years from the next presidential election.

See also on the HuffPost: In 2016, Sarah Palin was wild at this Donald Trump campaign rally

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